Thursday, April 18, 2013
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Today I ran my final run of my first full week back to running. I accomplished a whole 7 miles. But, I steadily increased my miles so i’m happy. I went from .5 miles to 2 miles. Next week I will do even more as I steadily increase to 6 miles. Why 6 miles? Well, the OKC Memorial Marathon takes place at the end of April. I’ve been a part of this race for the last couple of years (on relay teams) and I can’t imagine not participating this year. With that, I’ve decided to do one of the 10K legs of a 5-person relay team. 7 weeks to get up to running 6 miles? No problem. I’m not in “full training mode” but I will informally follow a plan to get up to 6 miles. Mentally, I’m just not ready to get back in to that “I must run X number of miles this week on these days…”. I’m just trying to enjoy being back out there.
I’ve not run outside yet. I’m just a little nervous. Since i’m doing short runs right now, the treadmill suits me fine. Obviously i’ve got to get outside and see how the bum hip feels on the pavement, but I think I will wait until next weekend. Besides, i’ve got a busy travel schedule this week (visiting both Ann Arbor, MI and Harrisburg, PA) that will keep me on the hotel’s treadmill.
One last thing; I HATE springing forward.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I sound like a sap these days, but i’m just so happy to be running again. It’s slow going—only up to a mile and a half—but who cares, right? I’m running and my mile(s) are increasing.
My hip is feeling a lot better, too. That has nothing to do with the running, though. Once the doc told me what was causing the pain, I knew what I needed to do differently in order to decrease that pain. Now that i’m paying attention to how I walk, how I sit and how I perform even the most basic movements, the pain is nearly gone. Granted, long car rides still bother me and that won’t change, but at least i’m not in pain all the time.
I make it sound so easy. I never realized how often my everyday movements cause me to spread my legs (you know what I mean) and slightly squat: getting dressed, getting in to bed, getting in and out of a car. I really have to pay attention. Oh well, just a part of life now. And like I said, i’m not hurting all the time! Small price to pay if you ask me.