Day 2 of running plan

Did not quite go running today. With the cold and fact that I didnt get any sleep last night. Managed to wander/walk around for three miles this morning. And I met my step goal, so yay me. 

Am I really that bad for not going running today?  I did some PT exercises (not a whole lot), and I still have this cold. How’m I supposed to breathe when my sinuses are this clogged?

I’ll get out there. Meanwhile I’ll put the fritos back in the cupboard. 


Happy New Year…?

Like one comedian said, it may be too early to call it.

As far as goals, I managed to sign up for a marathon.  Seeing through to it, is a whole other story.  This current cold doesn’t seem to be doing doing much for my mental state; so signing up was a bold, brave move.

I’ve done several (3) half-marathons, and I’ve recently discovered trail running, which I’m super excited about!  In the past I’ve jumped the gun and gotten too excited and done more miles than I should and end up injured.  Usually overuse injuries.  I’m going to follow a plan, most likely Hal Higdon’s Novice 1 plan.  I run just about once a week, but the rest of the week I’ve been sedentary, sick or just stuck (with other tasks/duties/errands/etc).

So I’m going to gingerly put my 2017 goal down below, and think long and hard before I start running 20 miles/week right away.  There is so much planning to do for this race, I’m ecstatic for where the journey will take me.

I’m going to run a marathon in October.
I’m going to run a marathon in October.
I’m going to run a marathon in October.

No running for a while

Achilles tendonitis is the verdict.  That nagging heel pain that’s been bothering me for months finally has a name.  I’m taking aleve, icing and not running or doing as much walking.

Today I get to go to physical therapy and get some new exercises.  I am really really hoping I get to keep running.

Instead of running, I’ve sucked it up and gone to the pool.  I really loathe being in a pool.  The water is usually too chlorinated and it burns my sinuses.  I feel like I’m running through quicksand and don’t like going as slow in the water.  But just playing in the water makes me realize how little my upper body gets worked out.  When I’m out of breath after just treading water, I’m kind of glad I’m doing it because I know it will make me stronger.  And I’ve been going to the pool every day since Thursday.  Hopefully this recovery stint will teach me to learn to love the pool.

I’m supposed to stay away from high-impact sports.  So I’m still doing formal yoga once a week and biking is allowed, so there’s always that.  But I long to feel invincible again, and the only thing that has ever made me feel that strong has been running.

Patience, at the very least I will strengthen my practice skill.  And skip the ice cream until I can stop gaining weight.

Still here

Wow.  It’s been almost a year since I last posted anything here.  That’s sad.  As in pathetic sad.  I just need to keep writing and not expect f*cking Shakespeare from myself.

So, here I am still alive and still running.  Who the f*ck cares if I’m running slower these days.  If you had the same problems I’ve been having, you’d just be grateful you can still be out there running.

Yeah, so I’ve been dealing with some sh*t lately.  It’s been rough.  But I am a f*cking survivor!  YES!  I’m slowly crawling out and feeling awesome these days.  Got some travel plans and am excited about them!  If you have non-Hamilton suggestions for NYC, let me know.  Already stoked about running in Central Park, hitting more museums and eating out.

Making today’s post short and sweet.  Not gonna make a big deal out of writing again.

Stay human.