Monday, March 23, 2009

Back to the Beginning

The happy news is that I ran today, actually ran! My MRI results came back and they weren't as bad as we thought they were going to be. Turns out, I only sprained my knee (waa waa, yep I feel like a big baby!)
I was actually terrified to get back on the treadmill. The first 10 minutes were really tough, I think mentally more than anything. I had to concentrate a whole lot on my stride, it still seems really goofy to me.
My cardio is gone. It looks like I'm start back to were I was 4 week before the injury. I'm bummed about that, but trying to get past it. Hopefully it won't take as long as I think it's going to take to get back to where I was before. Good thing there is still lots of time before the half marathon!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Still Out, and Frustrated

I'm still completely out because of a knee injury and very frustrated. I have my MRI on Tuesday, so hopefully things go on the fast track after that! I was in a car accident when I was a teenager and had glass in my knee as a result. At the time we thought that we got it out, but as it turns out, there is still some in there causing havoc! My doctor doesn't want me doing anything until they find out whats going on in there. I'm planning on the best outcome and hoping to run my first 5 k in May.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Getting Back to Work

Okay, so I haven't run since Tuesday last week because of the knee injury. I'm going to get back to it tomorrow. I'm a little nervous that I am going to have a small set back, not sure what to expect. Hopefully tomorrow isn't too harsh.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

WARNING: Avoid Jump Ropes:)

I've been attending strength training classes every Wednesday and the class this week didn't go so well. We had several "stations" that we had to go through, nothing to scary. The least of my worries was 1 minute of jumping rope. Boy was I wrong! A few jumps into it and I had a horrible pain rip through my knee. I've been out for two days because of it and really, really bummed!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

For the Love of Running

I think I'm starting to understand why people are so addicted to running. The half hour before I go out to run, I completely drag my feet, try to come up with excuses why I shouldn't go, etc. But half way through my run I realize that I'm fine, I'm not gonna die, etc. The last few minutes, I'm exhilarated. Then in the evening, I can't wait for my next run, wondering if I can go one minute longer, faster, etc. This running thing is so weird.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

First Outdoor Run

Yesterday, I was able to run for the first time outdoors. It was a balmy 37 degrees here! I decided to take my dog with me, she's getting a little beefy. It was definately a challenge both to be outdoors on the ice and melted snow, but mostly because my dog was completely clueless. She kept cutting in front of me and wanted to run a heck of a lot faster than I was able. By mid run she had gotten the idea, but it's still going to take some work. I had to giggle when I finished, my ipod reported that I had run my fastest mile...with the dog pulling me the entire way! I think she'll be a great pace motivator.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Okay, so I was not trying to subscribe to the idea that you had to pay $100 (or so) for a pair of running shoes. I went to Target and bought a pair of running shoes for $29. After a week of blisters and bruised feet, I gave up and splurged on a pair of $75 (on sale!) Nikes. So I tried them out today and they feel like running on pillows! Lesson learned.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Difficult Start

I haven't been able to start training this week. Our family had a series of unfortunate events including two seperate funerals. This has been a long cold winter:( I actually did get on a treadmill, but I just didn't have it in me with such a heavy heart. I'm hoping for sunnier or at least happier days soon.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Registered for Half Marathon

Imagine me, are marathon runner!?! I registered today for the Disney Half Marathon, with both excitement and a great sense of fear. I have never been a runner, but have been somewhat athletic most of my life.
This winter in MN has not been kind, and has kept many of us Minnesotans inside. I have come to realize that staying indoors has made me very out of shape. I'm not sure what I was thinking, but I thought that I'd hop on that treadmill and start running 5 miles. No way! This is going to be a long, long journey.
I was able to con a few of my co-workers and my cousin into registering with me for the half marathon. I'm trying to surpress my disney fanatic side, so I don't freak them out:) I visited Disney World last year and during my planning process, became hooked on all things Disney. I have watched many disney world television shows, read many books and especially love disney world podcasts. It was while listening to one of these podcasts that I became inspired to run the half marathon.
I ran the idea of running in this marathon by my husband. Of course, he thought that I was crazy but was willing to support me. I'm always setting crazy goals for myself, so I suppose this is no different to him.
My 9 year old son simply laughted and said there was "no way" I could do this! Well, I hope to prove him wrong and teach him to set goals and follow them. Pressure!
Well, I hope you enjoy this blog as I begin to train. Wish me luck, I'm gonna need it!