Monday, January 20, 2014

1st Mile Back!

Happy MLK Day to all.

The last few months have brought all the joys of aging together for me to enjoy.  Torn ligaments, pulled muscles, and most recently, the flu. I never get the flu. At least I never used to get the flu. Now I do. Came up on me during work last week, but no way I could bale out during production, so forced through and made it to the long weekend. And yes, I finally work for a company that gives MLK day off.

Slept if off for the last three days, and only left the house once. To go to the gym, and put in my first full mile on the treadmill since I injured my ankle November 2nd.

Warmed up for 20 minute on the elliptical, and headed over to the 'mill. Pushed the speed all the way up to 5 (those blazing fast 12  minute miles) and let loose. No pain, no limp, all went well. It's crazy to think that three months ago I was knocking off 20 mile training runs as a 2nd thought, looking forward to them all week. Now I'm stressing over a mile, sweating and panting to get to the finish. Anyway, made it in one piece, and maybe I've turned the corner.

Iced afterwards with "Frozen Peaz"(@frozenpeaz1) I'd share a picture if I knew how to post them, but maybe next time. If you ice after runs, you should check them out, really cool. And sat my ass back down on the couch the rest of the day to recover from my grueling 11 minute journey.

But it's a first mile back, and I can't wait for more.

Much Love & Keep Running!


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A slight setback...

Maybe it's the lack of running from my injured ankle. Maybe it's just getting older. But I'm sick again. It's a chest cold, or a head cold or a mild flu, who knows. Last year, running regularly, I never got sick. The last 3 months off from running, feels like I've been sick the entire stretch.

Can't give in to it, the real world is still out there. Work, family, bills, tuition, all want attention, and can't let a little bug get in the way. So, no workouts this week, no trips to the tables this week, work and sleep, and hope that the weekend comes quickly. Hoping to save a little bit for PT on Friday, at least keep that moving forward!

Back to work.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Anything But That!

Wanted to title this "Test 1, 2, 3..." but that's so cliche there's even a song about it. (that's a reference to "Rent" if you want to check it out) So I'm doing this for two reasons. The real prompt to start today was my mom. She wants to blog about her situation, her battles with Parkinson's Disease. And I wanted to test this template out to see if it was easy to use.

The 2nd reason is more long term. I've been running, I've been making friends on Twitter and Facebook, and even Daily Mile, but I haven't really taken the time to write about the experience, or share my own thoughts about why, how and what I get out of running. Maybe it's time to change that? We'll see if I really follow up on the promise!