Showing posts from October 3, 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 i…


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.

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 …