Monday, February 12, 2007

Been slacking with writing, but not running

I've had every excuse to not workout lately. My kids have been very
sick - so sick that they've been to the doctor several times to no avail
(I'm starting to wonder if they'll ever be healthy again). They are
each averaging 2 night-wakings a night, and I'm a walking zombie. As a
consequence, I got sick too. I've got a sore throat, bad cough,
wheezing, and sneezing. It makes running very difficult. And, after
finally deciding that the club house really doesn't open before 5am,
I've been running outside (just incase any of my readers don't know
this: its winter and cold/snowy/windy/icy outside).

So, to recap: bad weather + sickness = a very good reason to stay in
bed 30 extra minutes in the morning.

But I've been good. I've stuck to my "couch to 5k in 9 weeks" plan
religiously. Or, as religiously as I can. I don't have a way to time
myself, so I either count steps or houses to gauge my running/walking
times. I'm feeling good too. Ben has been running at work on his
lunch break, and we've both noticed a big difference in how we feel. It
even feels like we're nicer to each other. Amazingly, I'm not even as
tired as I should be -I'm actually starting to really enjoy my early
morning runs. And as an added bonus, I've lost 2 pounds in 2 weeks.

This morning, Bryn woke up to nurse about 4:10. When she was finished
I just got my stuff on and went out. It had precipitated overnight, and
everything had a nice coat of ice on it. The road was very slippery,
but I found that if I ran in the middle of the road where cars had gone,
that it was runnable. I wear a pedometer, and in 30 minutes I did 2.21
miles. Not a race-winning pace, but not too shabby either.

Oh, and as a P.S. for those of you who want to know how I am posting
from my email (hence the strange formatting), if you go back to my first
entry of the year (titled So Much to Say, So Little Time) and read
Kristina's comment, it explains it. Or, you can go into the blog
navigator page and adjust it there. I can't remember the exact place,
but I can check from home later and post directions.

1 comment:

Kristina said...

Awesome!!! I'm so very proud of you!! And it looks like this is just the thing you needed to get your metabolism kicking again and get that weight off.

I've been pretty good myself- I got on the elliptial 3 times last week and again this morning. I'm aiming for 5 times this week- maybe aiming is the wrong word. It gives me an out and I don't want that. You're definitely inspiring me to keep going- so keep posting, okay?!?!

And I hope your girls feel better soon. My little guy has another ear infection- gotta love daycare! TTYL