Friday, April 16, 2010

After Work Run

I didn't get home from work until almost 7pm today, so the sun was mostly down and the weather was pleasant enough (a mere 83 degrees plus some stickiness). I was definitely tired since working at a bank means you are on your feet a lot of the day. I did 1.51 miles with no walking so I was definitely happy with that. My left ankle and shin were tight again but nowhere near as bad as yesterday. My pace was 10:02, not great but I'll take it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Not The Worst Pain Ever....

Today is a beautiful day and Moxie and I eagerly headed out for our first run in a while without pushing Laura. At about 1/2 mile, my left ankle/shin started hurting. Certainly not the worst pain ever (that list goes: 1. childbirth 2. falling down the stairs and spraining my ankle 3. my car accident 4. falling while running track and standing up with no skin on either knee) but it definitely did not feel good. I can't tell what the primary problem is though. I think my ankle is acting up because it has a lot less range of motion than usual, and perhaps that is causing my shin to feel tight. I stopped running and tried to move my ankle around and stretch it out, but that HURT! I started again and stopped at 3/4 miles and gimped it all the way home. What a let down. My breathing felt great and I was imagining a 2+mile day.

I realized I didn't write about my last two runs: 2 miles each on Saturday and Monday.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Another Tough Mile

Put in another mile today after work, with Laura and Moxie. Pretty crazy wind and once again I was dragging the whole time. What has happened to me? I did 1.01 miles in 9:49, at least the pace is better than yesterday, and I didn't stop at all. Still, I feel miserable while I run and I hate that I'm losing progress!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Worst Run In A LONG Time

Today was horrible. I shouldn't even bother recording it. I did one mile with Laura in the jogging stroller, and had to stop halfway through to catch my breath. Pathetic! My breathing is terrible and our allergies are on the rampage here, so I hope that's what effected me today. My legs felt like lead, and I just couldn't find a groove today. Took me 10:15 for my mile, just sad. What happened to 2 miles just a few days ago?

Edited to add: I did cut the grass in the backyard after my run, so I guess at least my workout today wasn't too horrible. Still, just one mile? Yuck!

Monday, April 5, 2010

94 Degrees

That is how hot it was at 5pm when I ran. I went after working all day (and therefore standing up all day). I went to the park near my work that has a path, since it was on the way to Angela's house and she was graciously watching Laura for me (Spring Break but no daycare options makes working tough!) My legs felt like lead and my breathing was terrible. Surprised I made it the 1.5 miles that I did. Ran it at a 9:56 pace. Hope my next run is better...can't believe it's so hot already when it was so chilly just a few weeks ago.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Saturday Morning Run

Today was basically the perfect running weather: cool, slightly overcast, no humidity, no wind. Like I said-perfect! I wore the new tank top Patty sent me, and it's perfect too. I LOVE running in tank tops, and this one is awesome. It's light, comfy, and I love the color. Laura was sleeping over at the neighbor's house, so I got to run without the jogging stroller which was great. I went for 2 miles and did a 9:47 pace. Moxie was happy to be out, although I noticed she was breathing heavily-she is feeling the effects of my work schedule too.

It felt great to be out today, although right after I walked in the door I got the call that Laura's stomach was hurting, so now I'm not sure what our Saturday will bring. At least I got a run in!