Monday, April 26, 2010

OMG I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow the last two weeks have been hell for me. I was sick last weekend, my asthma was acting up, I had bad shin splints, I am starting to develop planter fasciitus, and I could never get my runs in properly, what I mean is I could never do the times I was supposed to do........

I had been dreading today absolutely 100%. I was worried and dwelled over it all day. I almost talked myself out of going, I actually waited to the very last second that i could wait before leaving the house in fact I even took the van across the street! I  know sad but true.

Why was I dwelling over this ,well it was because I had to run 3 sets of 5min and a 2 min run. For 2 weeks I could barely run 2 minutes at a time let alone the 3 and 4 minutes that I was supposed to be running. Even yesterday I went for my run and I sucked really bad it was so pathetic on how bad I my eyes  I did.

We started our warm up walk around the building we do this 2 times and then start our run, we headed over to the cross walk and walked across and I heard the beep it was time to run, we ran and ran for what seemed like forever and just when I thought I needed to start to walk I heard the beep, it was time for our 1 minute walk.......Thats right I made it I did it I ran 5 whole minutes YAY ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

...........But that was not all we did our walk and started to run again we ran all the way to a field were we met a fitness instructor and did  cross training, some of it was easy and some of it was hard but I liked it, I took the lady's card she was really nice she teaches boot camp and other fitness classes I think that I just might give her a call! Her name is Kate

After cross training we had to run back and boy did my body feel it a lot!!!!! We ran for 5 more minutes  ( I ran for 4 1/2)  and then did a minute of walking and then we ran for another 5 minutes (I again ran for 4 1/2) my asthma was acting up so I took my inhaler and was good to go and run another 2 minutes after our 1 minute walk.

I am so glad I didn't quit or give up on myself. This is one of my most proudest moments other than the birth of my children or marrying my knight in shining armour. I came home exhausted , happy and sore. But it feels so good!

So if you are reading this and you feel like giving up  don't you can do this I know you can because if i can so can you!!!!!!!!

Well it's off to bed for me good night !

Scared I Am Going To Fail.........

My runs have sucked so bad this week, my asthma has been acting up, my shin splints are giving me troubles and now I am developing Planter Fasciitis. We have to run for 5 mins for 4 sets tonight and I wasn't even able to get to four minutes last week (heck I didn't even get to 2 minutes at a time last week) I need a running partner so bad I am having so much trouble on my own, I need someone to motivate me and push me. I am six weeks into this running and I feel like I am still in my 3rd week. I didn't realize I was so out of shape when I started this.  I am not going to give up I can't. If I do then I have wasted my time and money, because lets face it for me $200.00 is  a lot of money, money that could have gone to so much more than just a pair of shoes and a clinic.I wish this clinic was longer than 10 weeks I am thinking that I will have to sign up for this clinic again once it is over...........

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Back To The Beginning.............

I ran today for the first time in a week. I was so sick this weekend dealt with a sebaceous cyst and the flu. I have not been really sick in a very long time, this sickness knocked me on my butt so bad. I could feel myself getting weaker throughout the day on Saturday and then came the achyness (new word I made up)  of the flu I thought that I was just reacting to the cyst, I have  had these before and they are not fun at all. I rented a movie with the hubby and by the time we were done watching it I was so cold and shivering thought that I was going to chip my teeth off from my teeth chattering so much LOL. I went for a hot shower to warm up thank God that our hot water problem in our building is fixed because I don't know what I would have done. After my shower was done I felt so nauseated and my head was pounding, I started to get a fever so I took an Aleeve  (those may work on pain but they sure don't work on fevers or headaches!) I didn't get much sleep that night at all. But I made up for it for the next couple of days all I did was sleep. My husband took great care of me and our kids and did lots around the house to help out.

So today I was finally feeling well enough to run minus the headache that I am having a hard time getting rid of from this flu. I did so bad, my legs were fine I had no problems with those they were ready to run it was my lungs that were no cooperating with me today. They would only let me run for about  1 1/2 minutes at a time. I felt so let down. I was almost in tears because I wanted nothing more than to run ( thats so funny because I never would have thought I would ever feel like this but I do) I thought If I can't run then I am going to make myself walk.

I was walking down a trail and I saw a woman walking her two dogs. She said that it was nice to see me walking and then I told her that I should be running not walking , telling her that I was sick last week and now my body was back to square one, and she said to me "well at least your at square one" It took me a bit  but I got what she meant. She meant that I didn't give up that I was starting over at the beginning again and that I didn't quit.

So my message to you is don't give up. If you feel like you might give up because you took a couple of steps back and are at square one, then so what your at square one get back at it and do the best you can. There will always be something trying to stand in your way some how but just look past it and move on. If I can do it you can too!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Asthma Sucks!!!!!!!!!!

I have not been feeling well all day my chest has been sore and it's been hard to breath. I know I am coming down with something, chest cold perhaps. I know I should have done my run on Wednesday night like I was going to, then last night was to windy so it didn't last long and this morning the humidity was almost 100% and it was minus 9 with the wind.

 So I put the run off until tonight and I went, after taking my puffers, I headed out. I did my warm up walk and then I started to run it was so hard tonight. I was only able to run for 1 1/2 minutes at a time. I gave it my all trying to get through this. Sadly I was defeated by my own body. My chest was so sore and it was hard to catch my breath. I don't know what was worse my sore chest and not being able to breath properly or shin splints, which I might add don't bother me as much as they first did.

My run tonight felt like the first time I ran. Only being able to run so much because I couldn't catch my breath. I need to get another run in tomorrow so that I can rest on Sunday. I pray that God takes away this cold before it starts and helps my lungs prepare for tomorrow's run. Failure is not an option this time.  Let's just hope that I can run well tomorrow, because on Monday we move to 4 minutes. I have to do this, I don't want to fall behind.

Thats all for today folks 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

3 minutes

So this weeks run on Monday was to be 3 min I thought for sure that I wouldn't be able to do it but I did 3 times. I had a lot of doubt, not sure why I doubt myself all the time but I do.I have a run tonight, can't wait to see what I can do tonight, I hope I can complete the 5 sets that I have to do. I am hoping and praying that the rain will stay away this evening, if not oh well.

I have been doing this for a month now and I am noticing a change in my body, I like what I see. I have been doing a lot of work on my arms and abs as well, now to start my calorie and fat counting again, I have been a diet rebel for the last 6 weeks slacking off and not putting in the work and effort. My friend is getting married in 2 months and I am wearing a dress to her wedding, I hate wearing dresses and I haven't worn one in 6 1/2 years I want to look really good for it!

Thanks again for everyone's support and words of encouragement I really appreciate them. It keeps me going!

Monday, April 12, 2010


I found these quotes today. I will read them each time I get discouraged when I feel like I am running like an old man!

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop ~Confucius

"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it."

- Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and marathon finisher

"There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people."

- Bill Bowerman

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."

- Sir Roger Bannister

"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"

- Peter Maher, Irish-Canadian Olympian and Sub-2:12 marathoner

"Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes his mind to do. We are capable of greater than we realize."

- Norman Vincent Peale, author

"Good things come slow - especially in distance running."

- Bill Dellinger, University of Oregon coach

Saturday, April 10, 2010

No Good Horrible Very Bad Day

I was having the very worst day today. The kids were getting under my skin with all their yelling and screaming and fighting. I even sent them outside to burn off energy. I wasn't feeling well either. I could actually hear them fighting while I was in the shower this morning. Len came home from work early today (it's very rare that he is home early on a Saturday) so I took advantage of that and hid in my room. I guess I fell asleep for about an hour but when I woke up I heard the kids fighting still. I got even angrier, so I literally ran away! I got ready, I got my shoes on got my pedometer and my purse together, stormed out the door, got into the van and drove to the gas station and the grocery store (there were things i needed for dinner and i realized that I had left without my water) and drove to the park.

By the time I had raced around the store and my blood was pumping from being angry I thought that I was warmed up enough! I started my walk first and then my run I had to run a full 2 mins,walk 1 min. I was able to actually do 3 sets of this and then I switched to running 1 min walking 1 min for the rest of my time. I was so happy to accomplish this It's the best run I have done so far it's not where I am supposed to be but close to it. By the time I was done running I felt so much better. And ,yes when I came home the kids were still fighting and yet it didn't seem to bother me as much!

I did everything that my sister-in-law told me to do, take smaller strides, squats, and extra stretching. Running was so much easier for me today. I feel so proud of myself.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Squats, squats, squats.........

Yes squats, I have been having issues with my shins while running and its all because I apparently have weak quads, and my shin muscles are compensating for my quads so my sister-in-law who is a physiotherapist recommended that I do squats (I should probably mention that my hubby told me to do this before to and and I just didn't listen to him lol), and to take smaller strides in my step, my problem is that everyone is so much taller than me and to try and keep up to other people running i have been taking bigger strides. I won't be running until tomorrow or Saturday, so until then it will be smaller steps when I walk and I will be doing a ton of squats, and core training (I have been slacking off lately)

On a funny note.........

Make sure that your running pants, Capri, or shorts fit you properly, and aren't falling down or feeling loose and make sure that they have a drawstring when you start your run or they may start to fall down, I had a hard time running yesterday because of this! I literally did half of my run with my hands holding up my capri pants!!!!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, April 5, 2010

The hardest week of them all...........

This from what I am told was the hardest week of them all because you increase your running by 200%. Whatever it was it kicked my butt really bad. I did awful thanks to my week off of training. But I did it the best that I could and that is all that matters. I promise that I will get all my practice runs in from here on out no matter how busy or tired I am. Thank goodness my schedual is back to normal.

Thanks for everyone's support I really appreciate it. It really helps to keep me going with this.

Its a new week.........

Hi guys,

I know that I haven't posted anything in over a week and that is simply because there was nothing to post. I was so busy last week that I wasn't able to get in any of my practice runs at all. Really bummed about it but hey thats life sometimes it throws you a curve ball and there isn't anything that you can do but simply get back to it as soon as possible. So tonight I have running again and I am hoping and praying that I don't suck to bad lol. I will post later on tonight or tomorrow on how it went tonight!