05 October 2010

C25K - 5 days later

Last Thursday I finished week 1 of the Couch to 5K program and was extremely pleased with myself.  Then things went downhill.  The shoulder hurt bad.  The weekend came.  Party on Sunday. Monday - slothday...blah, blah, blah......  So today I was determined to get back on the horse. I want to run. I love running in  races.  I love the feeling of accomplishment that I only get from doing races.  I love it....  So I laced up my shoes and headed out.  I started Week 2 which is 90 seconds of running and 2 minutes of walking - 6 times.  It was awesome.  The first interval or two were tough but once I got rolling it was all good.  Love that feeling.....  I did a total of 2 miles in 30 minutes.  That does not sound like much but consider this;  5 minutes walking to warm up and cool down.  That leaves only 20 minutes running time.  6 intervals of 90 seconds running and 120 seconds walking.  That gives a total running time of 9 minutes and 11 minutes walking.  So covering 2 miles in that time is really not that bad at all.  It's a place to start. 

Once I got home I sat and made a list of things I need to get done before school starts next week.  That way I won't sit on my butt until Sunday and then knock myself out. I'm off to the showers and then to start on my list.


Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. 

I took a couple of days off to give my shoulder a chance to start to heal (and because it was very painful) and ended up doing basically nothing.  Yesterday I laid around and read most of the morning and spent the afternoon playing on the computer.  I felt pretty crappy and drugged out most of the day.  I did not workout last night and felt really tired pretty early on.  I slept really good but this morning I feel like I'm drugged.  I have a headache and my neck/shoulder is stiff.  I hate this.  This is what happens when I do nothing. Without too much trouble at all I could lie around all day today too.  But, at least by now, I know better.  I'm going to go for a run in a few minutes and then get some things done.  I will probably do some school work since we go back next week :(   So no more insanity.  Today I get moving and start to ramp up for school next week.

04 October 2010

It's been a few days

and things have not been great.  Last week I developed a pain in my shoulder.  It was pretty serious and I was in a lot of pain.  After a few days it wasn't healing as quickly as it should be. I finally went to the doctor and it seems that I might have torn the tendons in my shoulder. It's not torn completely, the doc said I would be in complete agony if that happened. So I'm taking ibuprofen and hoping it will heal on it's own.  The doc said I could workout if I didn't go crazy but I decided to take a couple of days off to give it a rest.  I'm also not going to do the kickboxing stuff anymore.  I think that's what did me in. I really get into throwing those punches.  Yesterday we had a party here and I'm a little hung-over today. I didn't run this morning and I'm debating about working out tonight.  Maybe I'll start back in tomorrow. 

In an interesting side note.  I went to the doctor and stepped on the scale.  Their scale said 192.  Now I knew it was going to be up because a) it was in the afternoon; b) I had laid around most of the day because I was in pain; c) I had not drank much water in 2 days.  But I was still shocked at that number.  I was 175 in the morning and 192 in the afternoon??  That doesn't seem right.  I know the difference can be up to 10 lbs - I've seen that on the scale - but 17 lbs seems an awful lot.

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