Monday, November 10, 2008

I'm Finally Free

Ok Ok I know I have been really bad lately with my running.. I knew I would be when school started and I had Logan at home with me until november when she would finally go back to preschool. I just cant stand running on the treadmill and my nights are to busy to try and get my runs in then so I have really been slacking.. My body has definently went to pot.. I have gained all my weight back that I had lost and I have lost all the muscle definition in my legs. I am so depressed.. But today Logan started back up in preschool.. YEAH!!!!! so now I can start running out side again.. I have 1 1/2 hrs of freedom all to myself every morning now to do all my exercising or whatever i want to do.. I am so excited. I am determined to get back into shape and get back into running like I was.. I still managed to get 1 run a week in at about 3-4 miles but I really want to get back up to doing 6-8 miles a day...I have had such a hard time with injurys since I took up running. If its not my knees it's my leg(stress fracture, or deep inner shin splint along the side that took almost 3 months to heal). So I worry about increasing to fast to quick and running into the same problems again.. Hopefully I will be a little smarter this time around. I really wish I had some kind of running partner/friend to do this with and keep me motivated. I am hoping to loose 10 pounds before christmas but it is so extremely difficult with the holidays here to not eat all the sweets.. It takes so much dicipline. AAARRGGHH

Anyways I did get out this morning and it felt so great.. It was about 46 degres when I left and sunny.. A little windy and nippy but after the first mile I finally started feeling the blood get back into my fingers.. I was a little worried because I have had some knee pain going up and down my stairs. I dont know if I have done something or if it is just from the inactivity lately. It did hurt today but it was tolerable.. hopefully it will get better... I did however have some chest pain today about a mile into my run and it kept hurting the whole time.. Nothing real serious but it made me a little uncomfortable... I never used to have any problems with running and my heart. I have recently went through a series of tests for my heart because I have had bouts of palpatations and they found out that my heart throws in several extra beats that it shouldnt but that it was fairly common and that everyones heart does it at times.. They put me on magnesium to see if that would calm things down a little and so far I think it has helped but now the last few times I have ran I have been getting some chest pains so I am not sure what to think about it..

Anyways I was able to get my run in before I had to pick up Logan and I felt great other then my chest. I am glad I got it in when I did because now it has turned off gray and overcast outside and has dropped a few degrees and the wind has picked up.. I was able to get in some upper body strengthining today and plan to get back into the P.T tomorrow to start getting back some muscle building in my legs.

It was crazy because of all the trees here the leaves are just everywhere. It was like running in a snow storm except instead of snowflakes it was leaves blowing and falling everywhere. I was afraid of opening my mouth for fear of sucking in leaves. The streets are just covered in them so I had to constantly dodge big piles of them but it was really beautiful I cant complain...

This is what my yard looks like right now.. Except they are in bright reds and orange.