Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Just Like Clockwork

So it begins "asthma sickness". It happens every year, usually twice. This year I held it off a bit longer than usual, but no matter what I do, it's coming. I can't breathe, I feel congested, I'm exhausted. Of course it has to happen this week when I am absolutely slammed. But sick or not, Moxie needed a walk this morning, so off we went.

It was absolutely freezing and even though I had on more layers than usual (since I planned on walking only) I still wasn't warm. The quickest way to solve that problem is to run, so I decided to jog slowly for warmth. In the end I returned home to drop off my vest and ran for about 10 to 11 minutes. I'm not sure of the total because about halfway in I looked down at my watch and realized I had never started it. That's probably for the best because I really didn't want to know how slow I was going.

It always boggles my mind that when I'm sick I can manage to run for a bit, yet get out of breath climbing the stairs. What is that all about? I guess it's because I take my inhaler before I run. Regardless, I'm very annoyed by this timing because not only am I busy, but next week is my big chance to run with the MORE ladies. Maybe I'll tag along and run a mile or so and then turn back. That's pretty embarrassing though! Someday, someday I hope I can run a normal run with them. I thought I was on the right track having done 2 miles last week, but of course I should have known it wouldn't last!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

2 Miles

Nice to have to done (barely) 2 miles today. The trash truck was following me while I ran, so I was forced to go down a different street than usual which added some time to my run. We also encountered 3 different dogs today, so a good bit of energy was spent keeping Moxie on course. Today is in the 50s, a definite improvement over Monday. Hopefully I can keep up the 2 milers so I can *attempt* to run with the MORE ladies at the end of the month.

21:06, 2.03 miles. 10:23 pace

Monday, December 7, 2009

After Birthday Run

A weekend of tons of great food (and maybe some minimal drinking) left me feeling exhausted and fat. This morning's run was tough; it's 40 degrees and my breathing is sketchy at best. Moxie was thrilled to be out though, and my husband's iPod shuffle is finally working again, and those two things were the only things that got me through my run. 16:36 today, total of 1.59 miles. Could 2 miles be in my future again?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Three Days In A Row

This week is about to get very busy for me, so I ran again today making that 3 days in a row of running. I only did 1.5 miles yesterday and today, but I'm glad I did. I noticed though that today was definitely much harder-I think my body just isn't used to not getting a day off in between. Happily, my pace has been around 10:20/10:30 these last few days which I can deal with.

Today I also "refueled" after my run by eating a leftover taco at 10:30am. I have never felt so starving after a run before! I know I need to start incorporating that into my routine, although probably not with tacos.