Friday, November 6, 2009

Day 11

Okay, so my last post was one of anger. I'm feeling much better since then. I went to my Orthopedist on Wednesday. He was not concerned at all about my issue. I told him I had a baby in July. I just ran a half marathon and since then I took a break and now I'm having this awful pain!

His answer... "You're using muscles you haven't used in a long time. You were pregnant and ceased hitting the pavement. Now you're out there with a vengeance and your legs are trying to get used to it again." It makes sense. He told me to start off training for this full marathon nice and easy.

This week I began taking Bikram Yoga. He said to keep up with that, do the eliptical then introduce the treadmill (because it is soft) in a few weeks. Go uphill because it's less impact, then graduate to a flat surface. Then in 6ish weeks, I can run outside again if I'm feeling better.

In 6 weeks, I should be running 11 miles as my long run. Hopefully with the eliptical and yoga and soon the treadmill, I will have built up the endurance to do that. In my doctor's opinion, I should have no problem meeting my goal in February. Hmph... hope he's right.

Today I did the eliptical for 40 minutes. I did it also on Monday with yoga on Tuesday and Wednesday. I worked out with my boflex weights Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tomorrow is yoga and probably weights. Maybe I can work the gym in there too and work out on the eliptical.

As far as my weight goes, I think I'll run easier once I shed a few more pounds. I've lost 32 of the 50 I gained while pregnant. I'm at 138 now. If I could get back down to 120 that would be great. 115 or 110 would be even better!!

10 year high school reunion is in a few weeks... there's a bit more motivation to get my ass in gear.

Well, it's Friday night. JP is down for the night I hope. He already woke up twice since I put him down originally. The Soup is on soon, then it's lights out. Early morning for me. Yoga isn't until 10, but I have to wake up around 7:00 to pump for Justin while he's at my dad's while I'm at yoga; then eat breakfast (2 hours prior to class or else I'll puke) then I have to get ready, get Justin ready and head to dad's which is 40 minutes away. It's on the way to yoga, so it's no big deal. No task is easy however with a child.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

One week since my first post, six days into training

Grrrrr.... I'm mad...and sad...and happy... go figure. I'm mad because I didn't get my 5 miler in today. I'm sad because my legs hurt and I knew they wouldn't bring me more than 10 feet today. I'm happy because my step brother ran the NYC Marathon today and had a great time and pace. I tracked him the whole time and watched the whole event on TV. It was a great motivator... rather would have been if I could have ran.

My last run was on Friday. I did a slow and again stiff three miles. It's now Sunday. Today would have been my first "long" run of my training plan and I didn't do it. I'm beating myself up about it, no doubt. I have to make a doctor's appointment STAT. Tomorrow I will call and get in asap. Get some x-rays or a CT scan or something. I've never felt this pain/sensation before. I fear something is really wrong.

Yesterday I went for a walk in an effort to stretch out and feel better. I did my usual three mile route with Justin in the stroller and came home almost in tears. I kept chanting my two favorite chants the whole time we were out there... "Just one leg in front of the other... over and over and over." and "Just go a little further than what you think you can do." I finished what I set out to do but could barely carry my 13 pound son up the stairs afterward. I had to have my husband carry the stroller up the stairs for me. My legs would have gave out otherwise.

Justin is fussing in the crib. Must go tend to him.... I'll finish complaining later...