06 September 2008

Apparently I can still run

Not far and definitely not fast, but I can do it.

This morning was the great running adventure. I have not run July 23rd. That is 6 1/2 weeks. I have to say I've been strength training almost that whole time so that's good. So I head out this morning with a very, very conservative plan. I'm going to walk for 4 minutes, jog for 1. I will do that for 30 minutes (6 times) with a 5 minute warm-up and cool-down, for a total time of 40 minutes. I head out and I'll be very honest, I'm scared. I get to my first run interval and I start running and it feels good. Turns out all the run intervals felt great, I guess the elliptical really does help, and my heel didn't bother me the entire time. When I got home I stretched really good and I'm sitting here typing this with my heel resting on an ice pack. I think I may be okay :)

So I did a total of 38 minutes (I always get faster towards the end) and covered 2 miles exactly. Yes, it's pathetically slow but hey, there's lots of room for improvement :) Now I'm off to the showers. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

05 September 2008

Changes all over the place

I've changed the templates on all my other blogs. This one is now under consideration for change. I kind of like this theme though so I may leave it. I'll have to sleep on it. I like the sleek, easy look of this template. It makes me think of contemporary furniture. Low slung, minimal decoration. I like that look. I'm liking the uncluttered look more and more. I don't want lots of things. I want space and open areas instead. Okay, I have no idea where this is all going so I'll just stop right here.

I am going to run in the morning. I will do it tomorrow. I only have Weight Watchers so if my heel hurts I won't be on my feet all day. I will go out for a walk/jog of 4/1 and see how it goes. If it goes okay I will do it for 30 minutes. If it's not going okay I'll stop immediately. I'm scared but I can come back and ice my heel down right away. Okay, it will happen and I'll report back here tomorrow.

Food, glorious food........

So, after not getting up yesterday I spent the whole day hungry. I ate my normal food, but was still hungry all day. What the heck is going on?? I ended up stopping on the way home for an iced coffee and some donuts. Yes, I know, donuts!!! But I was starving. And I still ate dinner. Hello!! Do I have a hollow leg or something?? Weird. I have been strength training now for 6 weeks consistently. I'm wondering if I'm starting to build some muscle and it's taking more food to fuel me. Maybe??? All I know is I'm freaking hungry.

This morning when the alarm went off I bounded out of bed like my butt was on fire. Could that be due to the extra calories I ate yesterday?? My strength training was mediocre this morning though. I thought I was putting out a good effort, but according to my HRM I was slacking. Hmm... What is going on???

There's not much to do at work today. Guess I'll get some reading done for school.

04 September 2008

Wimped out

I didn't run this morning. The alarm went off and I thought I heard it raining (it was the sprinkler), so I turned over and didn't even try to get up. When I did get up an hour later, I tried to puzzle out what happened. Last night I was really looking forward to running. I'm dying to get back out on the road again. Near as I can figure I'm scared. When my heel hurts it really, really hurts. This is way more painful than PF. I'm afraid of getting that pain again. I used a flimsy excuse to avoid running so there wouldn't be any pain. So that's what happened. I wussed out completely. I figure I'll do my run this weekend when I can come home and ice it down right away. I know, I'm an embarrassment. I'm off to hang my head in shame.

03 September 2008

What's been happening??

I'm almost afraid to post an entry. Seems a lot of bloggers have been turning up pregnant. I sure hope it's not contagious!!! Seriously, congrats to all the expecting bloggers!! Glad it's you and not me ;)

Meanwhile, back to me. I started school last night. It's going to be interesting, and fun, and a whole new experience. I'm looking forward to the semester. One thing that came up is that we have to have a background check before you can go into the schools. I wasn't worried about it until they said that even if you pleaded no contest to something you have to report it. That got me worried. Back when I was 18 I got into a jam with my ex and ended up getting arrested for something he did. I never went to court or paid a fine or anything. I signed some papers and was told the matter was over. I was 18 and I did not pay enough attention to completely understand what was happening. I may or may not have pleaded no contest to the charges. I may or may not have accepted responsibility for something I didn't do . What I did know was that I had never been convicted of a felony, which is what most people ask.

After freaking out about it I went and talked it over with the dean. She had a copy of the form you fill out and it seems my crimes didn't fall under any of the categories they have listed. I filled out the form and then wrote a little explanation on the possibility that my crimes from 30 years ago may show up. It's about all I can do. I have my fingers crossed and am hoping it all works out.

Workouts have been happening consistently. It's good. I'm so focused on school that the workouts just happen. No moaning or groaning, they just happen. It's cool.

I saw the chiro today and he says it's time to try running again. I'm scared. In the morning I will do a 30 minute run/walk to see how my heel does. I'm scared. I don't want this to start hurting again. Did I mention I'm scared??? Well, we'll see how it goes.

That catches you up. I now have a metric ton of reading to do so I'm off.

31 August 2008

Considering a change...

One of my plans this weekend was to redo one of my blogs. Feather, Fur, and Fins needed a make-over in the worst possible way. Flo's Place could use a redo too but let's not get crazy :) Anyway, I got up this morning with the intention of doing some strength training. I sat down at my computer and began working on Feather and that was it. Next thing I knew it was 3 hours later and I was starving (this is why I don't like computer work even though I'm pretty darn good at it). But I have to say I love the template. You should go look. It's completely customizable and I really, really like the look. I'm considering putting it up here. It does take some time to get set up so I'll have to think about that, but I love it and have some ideas for this site with it.

After that I went to Sears because my new glasses were ready. I get there about 15 minutes before the sign says they open. No problem, there were a couple of other things I wanted to pick up at Sears so I head off shopping. I get back and they should have opened 10 minutes ago. Nothing. No one there. So I head into the mall to look around a little. I come back a half hour later and they are still not there!! They are a contractor and not actually a part of Sears so the store can't help me at all. I was pissed and left. I want my new glasses!!! I had shoddy service, just hate it. If you're not going to be there on time, don't post your hours. If you don't post your hours I won't expect you. UGH!!!!!

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