Thursday, June 25, 2009


That's all I could think about today when I ran. Or should I say when I "ran". I completed 12.5 minutes of shuffling around my neighborhood, and I think it would be a bit of a stretch to call it running. I still haven't gotten back on track after taking all that time off from being sick in May. I'm pleased to say that I have gotten back into the routine and I've been heading out pretty regularly, at least 3 times a week. So that's a plus. What's not a plus is that I can only hack 10 minute runs. My muscles apparently gave up on me when I took my time off, so not only can I not breathe when I run, but my legs are burning too.

I think I'll also point out our horrible, horrible humidity. Even my dog Moxie was acting pretty tired during the run, so I know I wasn't the only one effected. It's like a blanket of sweaty heat just closing in around you while you run. No breeze, no relief, no nothing. It's been over 30 minutes since I got back and I still haven't cooled down!

Angela wants to do a 5K in about 5 weeks, and although I said I would do it, I don't know if I'll be ready. I hope so, because I decided that I'd like my regular runs to be about 4 miles, several times a week. It seems like a pretty lofty and unattainable goal right now!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Poor Neglected Blog

Our running blog is feeling sad that it has been updated in so long! So I will embarrass myself and write that I haven't run since May and that I went out today for a short walk with daughter and dog, and ran for about a minute during the walk and then proceeded to drop dead.

The bronchitis that I was diagnosed with about a week ago is still lingering, so I'm out of practice AND sick. Not a good combination. But I got a Garmin for Mother's Day and was dying to test it out, hence today's "exercise". It was a lot of fun using it and finding out that yes, I do really run that slow. But it was also so cool to know that I walked exactly .97 miles in 15:02. And that my overall pace was 15:28. I must convince myself that it is fun to know that, and not depressing.