Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Physical Therapy

Today I went to Physical therapy to figure what is going on with my left leg. I have not been able to run for 3 weeks now. I injured my left hip flexor. This is very common with people in my age group He told me that as you age your tendons get brittle. Well isn't that a delight? Gee Wiz! Anyway a little stretching and the start of a new walking program I should be able to run again in no time. I will be taking it easy though. The problem was I ran too far too fast instead of gradually moving up. I have learned a lesson and look forward to the healing process! Just an update to anyone who reads I will keep you posted.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Much needed date night!

Brian and I are having a date to see one of our favorite comedians Brian Regan. He is so funny. The thing I like most about him is he uses no cuss words or profanity. He is just a good ole funny guy. You should look him up on Youtube. He is playing at the Shnitzer concert hall downtown Portland. I am very excited. Well the show will be starting gotta run!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Big Bummer!

Well I haven't posted in a while. I thought I would update. I have not been able to run for 2 weeks now. I pulled muscles in my quads. I ran too hard too fast and now need to take it easy for a little longer however I have been swimming and riding the bike to keep up my physical endurance. I miss running so much I realize how much I enjoy it now that I cannot. I went to the doctor today she said I shouldn't have a problem running the marathon so that is great news, but I do have a race scheduled July 12 I probably will not be able to run. I am so bummed. Back to the swimming to be quite frank I SUCK at it. I don't have the technique I tried the whole breathing thing and flowing through the water I do not know how people do it, it is not easy. It is a great workout though Did you know swimming one mile equals the same as running 4 miles. Crazy huh? Anyways gotta run!! (did I just say that) not run but I gotta go! So you think you can dance is on Cant miss it! Take Care Y'all

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Back in business

I had a few days off of running over the weekend due to a very important event. Christian's graduation.
What an exciting time. Family came to visit. I got to see my sis and mom I miss them very much. We had so much fun celebrating. So after taking a few days off I am back to training. It actually is good for your body to have recovery time when I got back to running on Tuesday I felt great I ran 5 miles with no problems and had lots of energy. I will be running Nike campus today 4 miles. I am right on track with my training. I am looking forward to summer and the boys being out of school (4 more days) so that I can run earlier in the morning and also take them to the gym with me at our gym we have this great outdoor pool with lounge chairs it is like a retreat and the boys love it there. This school year seems so long we had days added because of all the snow days we had in winter. I am looking forward to no homework and that I don't have to make lunches every morning. Anyways I am babbling on and on. REMEMBER: Keep on moving on!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

slow week

It has been a slow week for running. My plan is to run Tue,wed,Thur,and long runs on Sat. Well with Christians graduation this weekend and family arriving I have not had time really. It has been an overwhelming week Cam got sick, I had to go to the eye Dr and she said I have 3 ulcers in my right eye which is pretty painful. So tomorrow I plan to get up and go run as soon as the kids get to school and then clean house, store and make Christians memory board for graduation. The memory board is a board where we decorate and add pictures from when he was a baby up to now it should be fun and bittersweet. I am very excited that he is becoming an adult but yet sad. I had Christian the August before my senior year. He attended my high school graduation at 11 months old so this is an emotional time for Bri and I. I can't believe he is graduating high school already. Where does the time go? For all of you out there with newborns or toddlers pick them up and coddle them like there is no tomorrow because it goes so fast. I was going through Christians baby pictures I just remember his little personality and how loving affectionate and sweet. I love my three sons. They are treasures from God I am so thankful God let me borrow them on this earth and trusted me to raise them. Thank You Jesus! Happy Graduation Son! Your time has come!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

8 miles

I ran today through forest park. I ran 8 miles. This is my 7th week training. 8 miles was a little harder than anticipated, although I accomplished it, I did have to take a walk break I know that is okay being I am a new runner but it is also a pride factor I feel that I should be able to run 8 with no problems my body begged to differ that is why it is important to listen to your body. What is great is that I am achieving goals each and every week and should be plenty ready to complete the 26.2 in October if I keep on doing what I am doing. I am very happy with my accomplishments each and every week. Just a little update I will be taking a rest today. Have a great day to All!

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Ice is my new companion. I tell this to you because once the running starts you start feeling aches and pains on places you didnt know existed. I have been reading alot of material on running, proper technique, stretching, attire, motivation and all sort of stuff. People actually take ice baths. I try to imagine what that would be like but oh my I dont want to go there it is hard enough to ice my hip for 15 minutes. Can you imagine and ICE BATH. I would rather suffer. The importance of ice is to reduce inflamation. It is only my 6th week I have a long way to go I am sure there is plenty more ice in my future. For now I will keep icing. Sunday I will be running 8 miles.. Bring it on!