Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thank Heavens For Drugs.

I finally made it out today..I was dressed to go yesterday morning thinking it would help motivate me but it was so cold yesterday and breezy that after standing out in it for 15 mins with the kids at the bus stop it quickly unmotivated me... I was going to get on the treadmill but came home and got on the computer and got lost into cyberspace and before I knew it the day was half over.. So I really have been slacking. Today was better.. Temp wise it was about the same but only a very slight breeze which make a big diffrence out here.. With the humidity and wind chill factor it felt like in the teens yesterday but it was really 25.. Today it was 25 degrees when i went out but much better.. Still a little cold for my liking but I really needed to get out and run.. My knees felt really great today... Just a little twinging in the right one.. I finally got the Dr. to give me a couple more prescriptions for some celebrex and it has made a world of diffrence in my knees..

I was planning on keeping my miles low but after I finished up 2 I decided since I was feeling pretty good I would go take my dog around the block for a cool down brisk walk.. It ended up being more of a run but as long as I felt good I figured it was ok.. Right towards the end I could feel the right one aching a bit so I went home and iced it and now feel pretty good. Hopefully if I can stay on the celebrex I may get back into this a little better..

All in all a pretty good day!! 3.03 Miles

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Funny Excercise Diary!!

I got sent this diary in an email and thought it was so funny!! I can sympathetically relate..

Dear Diary,
For my birthday this year, my daughter (the dear) purchased a week of personal training at the local health club for me.
Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football cheerleader 43 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try.
I called the club and made my reservations with a personal trainer named Belinda, who identified herself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear.
My daughter seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started! The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress.

Started my day at 6:00 a.m. Tough to get out of bed, but found it was well worth it when I arrived at the health club to find Belinda waiting for me. She is something of a Greek goddess - with blond hair, dancing eyes and a dazzling white smile. Woo Hoo!!
Belinda gave me a tour and showed me the machines. I enjoyed watching the skillful way in which she conducted her aerobics class after my workout today. Very inspiring!
Belinda was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, although my gut was already aching from holding it in the whole time she was around. This is going to be a FANTASTIC week-!!

I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door. Belinda made me lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air then she put weights on it! My legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made the full mile. Belinda's rewarding smile made it all worthwhile. I feel GREAT-!! It's a whole new life for me.
The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I believe I have a hernia in both pectorals. Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer or stop. I parked on top of a GEO in the club parking lot. Belinda was impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered other club members. Her voice is a little too perky for that early in the morning and when she scolds, she gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying. My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Belinda put me on the stair monster. Why the heck would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by elevators? Belinda told me it would help me get in shape and enjoy life. She said some other crap too.
Belinda was waiting for me with her vampire-like teeth exposed as her thin, cruel lips were pulled back in a full snarl. I couldn't help being a half an hour late - it took me that long to tie my shoes. Belinda took me to work out with dumbbells. When she was not looking, I ran and hid in the restroom. She sent another skinny witch to find me. Then, as punishment, she put me on the rowing machine --which I sank.
I hate that witch Belinda more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. Stupid, skinny, anemic, anorexic little cheerleader. If there was a part of my body I could move without unbearable pain, I would beat her with it. Belinda wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't have any triceps! And if you don't want dents in the floor, don't hand me the stupid barbells or anything that weighs more than a sandwich. The treadmill flung me off and I landed on a health and nutrition teacher. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like the drama coach or the choir director?
Belinda left a message on my answering machine in her grating, shrilly voice wondering why I did not show up today. Just hearing her voice made me want to smash the machine with my planner; however, I lacked the strength to even use the TV remote and ended up catching eleven straight hours of the Weather Channel.

I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today so I can go and thank GOD that this week is over. I will also pray that next year my daughter (the little brat) will choose a gift for me that is fun --like a root canal or a hysterectomy. I still say if God had wanted me to bend over, he would have sprinkled the floor with diamonds!!! In three words, I can sum up everthing I've learned about life.....
-Robert Frost

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I havn't been doing to good keeping up with this thing.. Of course there hasnt been much to blog about.. After the last blogged run I think I had over done it with mileage because my knees really ached horribly for 2 days.. I could hardly walk.. So I took a little time off. I had gotten my MRI's back and the Dr said they were ok. I had some cartlidge wear under the knee cap on one and some fluid in the other but that all I could do was P.T and rest and ice and maybe if I cant get them under control with decreasing my mileage for a while that I may have to stop running which I wasnt to happy hearing.. I was not really impressed with the DR. I had been doing therapy and it didnt seem to help all that much.. I was doing better in the summer but still not great. And it seems like lately they have been getting worse.. So I attempted to run again next week after a little break and kept my mileage low. I lost the sheet I tracked my mileage on but I think it was around 2 miles with 1 mile of it being fast walking and my knees did much better but still kinda hurt..

They are still not doing great so I have not been doing anything.. I may try and go out again tomorrow or thurs depending on weather to see how they react.. I think I will wait until I move in a couple months then get a second opinion on them.. I was so hoping to do a half marathon this summer but I just dont think I will ever get there.. I just dont want to give running up. It just makes me feel so much better and there isnt really anything that takes the place of it and gives you quite the same high as running does.. Of course with moving to another state my time will be very hectic so I dont know how much running I will get in..

So I'm a little bummed out with my running progress but hopefully it will get better..