Friday, December 17, 2010

Cold + Rain = Me No Run Outside

Whoa! I'm so proud of myself!
I can't believe that I'm posting for the second consecutive day.
It's even during the holidays!
I admit that I haven't been the best at posting
for the past 3 months, and it can mostly
be attributed to my inability to being as physically active
and/or running.
To quote Gaston's (Belle's other love interest) sidekick, I've been a little "down in the dumps."

I had a late night last night, and I was pretty tired when I woke up at 7 a.m. this morning.
However, I was still excited about the 5 miles I ran yesterday, and I didn't want to run a full 5 miles on Saturday.
So... I put on my running shoes and ran.
I decided to run only 2 miles today because 5 miles was a lot for me.
I hadn't run that much in one run since before my 10K back in August.
The second I started running it started pouring.
I think the weather knows when I'm going out for a run.
I can guarantee that it will be
or will rain.
What's up with that?
It's like the cosmos are telling me not to run.
Anyway, against my doctor's advice, I went to our clubhouse and ran my 2 miles on the dreadmill.
I... was... so... bored.
I've been spoiled.
I've been running outside where the mountains are dusted with a little snow,
and don't let me forget about the occasional drivers that I sometimes have
to dodge because they're not paying attention to me and my bright red windbreaker running at them.
I really hope I didn't mess myself up again.
So far so good though.
Just the normal soreness.
I loved it when it rained on me in the summer just after a run.
Now that it's in the 40's, I'm not so much a fan of the wet stuff.
I might have to cave in and join the gym.
A few of the gyms here have indoor tracks, and I loved trying it out last summer.
That would mean that I could run in the afternoons or at night.

Do you have a gym membership?

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I'm officially done with my leg treatments, and I'm happy to say that I've been running a lot more.
Before my leg therapy, I was running about 5 miles a week with lots of pain.
Now I can run 9-13 miles a week with almost no pain.
I'm so very grateful to have found this sports injury specialist.
He basically diagnosed my problem- it's my pelvis.
He said that being pregnant with the twins really did a number on my stability,
and he has prescribed tons of pelvic strengthening exercises... FOR LIFE.
Yes, you read that right.
I need to do them for life.
Even when I had to stop running for a few weeks I noticed that I felt like I was limping while I was walking.
The doctor told me that I was tilting forward every time I walked, ran, and stood up.
That put a lot of pressure and weight on my calves, and my left calf couldn't take it.
Running that way really did it in for my left calf, and thus my injury.
He said this injury is very typical for a female mother who is also trying to lose weight by running.
I'm not 100% yet, but I'm getting there.
The temperature here ranges around 40-70 degrees throughout the week, and I love it!
Running in the cold air at first makes me want to just stay in bed in the mornings,
but I know that as soon as I warm up I will love it immediately.
I hope you've found an exercise that you love or at least can tolerate because it means you're getting closer to your goals.
I've definitely gained a few pounds from having to refrain from exercise and/or running these past 3 months, but I'm going to keep on it.
No more excuses!

Have a healthy and happy day!