Tuesday, January 27, 2009

First Run of 2009

Sorry for the double post today but I wanted to blog on my first run of the year....

Well I was going to wait a while to run due to some knee problems but I woke up this morning feeling pretty good and it was actually 10 degree's warmer then it has been for a while and I have really been itching to get out and run lately so I decided why not let's give it a try... I tried to stretch out some before heading out hoping it would help.. It was 28 degrees so much better then the 18 and 19 that it's been.. I was only planning on going a couple miles since it was my first time out in 6 weeks. I figured my lungs would probably give out on me any further then that but to my surprise I did quite well. I tried to do a good warm up fast walk to get the blood flowing.. It was quite cold starting out, but after the first mile I finally started warming up and feeling the blood flowing and was able to breath without my gloved hand over my face.. When I first started running I was thinking I was not going to make it far I was already breathing hard and feeling like I was gonna bring up a lung, but I soon was able to even out my breathing and it was pretty smooth sailing from there..

My knees had a little pain but nothing to drastic.. I had a band on my right one I dont know if it helped or not.. I have heard so much controversy on whether or not they really help or hinder but I thought I would wear it anyways, My chest started hurting about a mile into it but I remembered last time when I took a couple months off and then started back up that the first couple times running again I had some chest pain but then by the 3rd time out it was gone so I wasn't to worried.. I was able to run the whole time other then my warm up and cool down.. I really felt pretty good and I could have gone further and wanted to , but I thought I better not push my luck too far..

I ended up doing 3 miles and got back home and saw my poochy Lucky standing at the door thinking he was ready to go for a walk so I decided why not and walked about another 1/4 mile and ran the rest giving me another .9 of a mile giving me a total of 3.91 miles today.. Much further then I thought I would go but I felt really good and I hope it wasn't too much for just starting up again.. I could really feel my knee's when I started running again with the dog but once I got running I didnt feel it anymore so I dont know if that was a good thing or not.. I came home and Iced them so hopefully that will help.. They are a little sore now but not to bad and hopefully they wont get any worse as the day goes on..

So all in all it was a really great run minus the few nagging pains.. A great start to 2009.. Hope it stays that way... Here's to :

My Miles for 2008

I started running in March of 2008 and found I really loved it despite nagging pains from my knee due to 2 previous surgerys.. I decided to blog this so I could move it off from the side of my blog so I could start my running log for 2009 plus give me something to go back and refer or compare to.. As you can see there was quite a jump from first starting out to my next couple months I think that is why I got the stress fracture in my leg as you can tell that put me down significantly in June and July. There on out it has been kind of hit and miss with injurys and pains.. I hope to eventually get back to how I was running in May and get a few more races in this year. That might be a challenge because I have been having knee problems and will be having some MRI's done on them to see if another surgery is necesary. Hope not!! Plus we are expecting to move come June so that will screw up any races in this area so I will have to see what happens and where we go.. I may have to forget the races this year...I am shooting to do the Diana's Run again in May so at least there will be one race.. Unless I need surgery... that may put me out for a while.. Guess we will see what happens... I hope it turns out to be a good year and I can continue my love of running..

Running/Speed Walking/Weightloss Log
March 15th --------------------2 Miles
March 29th --------------------2 Miles
March 31st --------------------2 Miles
April 1st ------------------1 1/2 Miles
April 2nd ----------------------3 Miles
April 3rd ----------------------5 Miles
April 9th ----------------------5 Miles
April 10th --------------------6 Miles
April 11th --------------5.2 Miles +3
April 15th -----------------6 Miles +1
April 16th --------5.8 Miles N0 +/-
April 17th-------------7.30 Miles -1
April 23rd- --------------5.26Miles -2
April 24th-- ---------------7.23 Miles
April 26th-----------------3 miles +2
May 3rd----------------5.45 miles +1
May 5th----------------6.83 Miles +1
May 6th-------------------7.30 Miles
May 7th-----------------7.72 Miles -1
May 8th ----------------5.68 Miles
May 13th---------------5.93 Miles +2
May 15th---------------7.51Miles -2
May 16th----------(B)8.35 (R) 1.? -3
May 17th-------------10.25 Miles +1
May 19th-------------5.21 Miles +2
May 21st ---------------6.40 miles
may 23rd---------------6.40 miles +1
May 27th---------------3.82 Miles
May29th---------------5.92 Miles
May 31st 5K race----3.1 Miles 24:45
June 2---------------6.42 Miles +2
June 5th-------------7.12 Miles -1
June 6th -------------5.44 miles -1
June 17th-----------(B)9-10 Miles
June 19th---4.34 Miles B 9-10 Miles
July 1st---------------2-3 Miles
july 14th----------------3.59miles
July 15th-------------(B) 9.09 Miles
July17th----------------4.64 Miles
July 22nd---------------2.3 Miles
July 28th---------------4.50 Miles
July 29th-----------(B) 12.08 Miles
July 30th---------------4.33 Miles
Aug 7th-----------------5.58 Miles
Aug 8th------------------B 9.34 miles
Aug 9th--------------------6 Miles
Aug 12th-------------------5.9Miles
Aug 14---------------------5.92 Miles
Aug 16th-------------------6.78 miles
Aug 19th-------------------6.85Miles
Aug 20th-------------------5.17 Miles
Aug 22---------------------9.26 Miles
Aug 26th-------------------5.92 Miles
Aug 28th-------------------6.85 Miles
Sept 1st--------------------5.44 Miles
Sept 2nd--------------------6.41Miles
Sept 13th-------------------3.36 Miles
Sept 15th-------------------3.52 Miles
Sept 23rd-------------------3.4 Miles
Sept 30th-------------------3.84 Miles
Oct 14th--------------------4.55 Miles
Oct 16th--------------------3.83 Miles
Oct 18th--------------------5.93 miles
Nov 1st---------------------3.05miles
Nov 10th-------------------3.05 Miles
Nov 12th-------------------3.92 miles
Nov 17th-------------------3.78 Miles
Nov 22nd------------------3.05 miles
Nov 24th-------------------4.25Miles
Dec 3rd--------------------4.20Miles
Dec 5th--------------------4.25Miles
Dec 10th------3.34Miles (B) 1

Monday, January 26, 2009

Here is to 2009

I know I have been suck a slacker lately.. Its been 6 weeks since I have done anything and I am feeling like such a fat outta shape couch potatoe.. I have done absolutely nothing these past 6 weeks other then eat and eat and eat some more.. This is what I hate most about the holidays... plus that it is so dang cold to go outside to run and I cant stand to run on the treadmill... I have had such a horrible time with my knees for the last month that I have really been worrying about my continued running.... I am going in to have MRI's done on both of them on Monday to see whats going on with them... I really want to get out and run because I feel so much better when I do but I dont know if I dare chance it with how my knee's have been.. I tried doing some stretching a couple days ago and couldnt believe how outta shape I had gotten.. I could barely get my legs past a 90 degree angle when lying on my back.. How pathetic is that.. I was really tight.. I figured maybe I would work on my stretching a little then give it a try and see how they handle.. I am going to have to put up with the treadmill to start out because its been so cold, but at least my miles will be low so it wont be too bad..

So I am hoping that with this new year my knees will improve and I can work my way back up and get some races under my belt. Well I would take just being able to run again pain and injury free.. Drop some pounds and tone up and feel good about myself again..Maybe start to recognize my old body again... Here is to 2009!!!!!