Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Still out of Commission

Now I can feel a knot where JTC stepped on my leg. I guess it was swollen before that I didn't feel it?

Will I be back to square one WHEN I start again? I guess that's better than square zero!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Behind Already?

I'm frustrated today because this is the second run I'm missed. I have a lot of excuses today, but the only one I can't squash is the pain in my leg. I'm pretty sure it's just a shin splint, but the dull pain has been consistent since the other night when JTC stepped on it. Pushing on where it hurts feels like touching a deep bruise.

I'll hopefully be back on track for Wednesday morning. I'll try the Week2 workout again.

Friday, March 20, 2009


As LauraC pointed out in the comments, some of the running "hurdles" are easier to overcome if you have the right equipment. For example, if we had a treadmill, it wouldn't matter if I had to stay home with the boys or the weather was bad.

However, I have a long history of being L-A-Z-Y. I don't want to be that girl who buys all the stuff for working out, then never does it. I want to earn the stuff.

So I've created a small incentive plan for myself. Each time I finish a week on the c25k program, I get to buy something. In honor of completing Week1, I have mentally awarded myself a new pair of athletic shorts.

In future weeks, I might like to have a pedometer or one of those arm bands to hold my ipod. As I get thinner (and stop nursing), I'll need new sports bras.

And if, at the end of the day, I can make this a habit, perhaps I'll get a membership to the brand new 24-hour Fitness Sport that is supposedly going to be built next to our new Target. Which is on the way to daycare. And has childcare available. And air conditioning.

Now, that's an incentive I can run for.


Last night, I was sitting cross-legged on the floor, and JTC stepped on the inside of my right lower leg. Something... twisted. Ouch. Is it too late for ice?

I had hoped to do my Week2, Day2 run this morning after taking the boys to daycare, but it was a rough morning. Besides that part of my leg still hurting, I was both pooped and peed on. It was already 9:00 and time to work by the time I got the boys to school.

Bryan is out of town, so I'm not sure how I'm going to get my run done tomorrow morning. I may have to sub in a Gazelle workout again. I want to do something to keep my momentum.

Skipping is a slippery slope!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Week2, Day1

I did my Week 2, Day 1 run over lunch today, and it was not fun. I'd imagine the Day 1 runs are not going to be much fun as I go through this process! I do feel proud of myself for getting it done, though.

Week 2 looks like this:
5 minute walk
6 intervals of:
90 second run
2 minute recovery walk
5 minute walk

I've switched to using the Robert Ullrey podcasts. I was really distracted by the low production value of the indie Christian tracks. =b

Monday, March 16, 2009

Week1, Day3

Since I couldn't do the Day 2 run last Wednesday, I did it on Saturday morning. I felt great! My body felt tired for the rest of the day, but I never really got sore.

This morning, I did the same run for the 3rd time. It was harder than Saturday, but I can definitely do this. My shins were talking to me, but they seem ok now. I think it ended up at about 2 miles.

I'll be upping to the Week 2 program on Wednesday morning.

I've also been thinking through some other things I'd like to blog about:
  • Inspirations
  • Excuses (and how to squash them)
  • Goals

I may have Bryan take a "before" picture for me, too. Be warned!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Week1, Day2

On this program, you're supposed to take a day off in between workouts. So today should have been Day 2 ... only it poured down rain all day today.

Instead, I did 30 minutes on my Gazelle. It's not the same, but at least it was something!

I'm a little sore in my calves from Monday, but it's a good kind of sore.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Week1, Day1

My blog-friend, Bridget, has inspired me to start the C25K program (link at right). I am a total couch potato, and I've never been one to work out. There was ONE summer in college where I regularly went to a gym. I've never felt more sexy than I did that summer - and I wasn't even dating anyone.

This program actually seems do-able. We don't have a treadmill, so one of my excuses has been "when would I do it?" There's no way I'm getting up before AJC, and I am in charge of the boys until DH leaves with them. Then I work. Then I pick up the boys and get them to bed. Then I have to stay home, because DH is not reliably home, and someone has to be there while the kiddos are sleeping. So I told DH that I need his help, and I'm going at 7:30 whether the boys are ready to go or not. We'll see how that goes. =)

I downloaded the podcast and the Christian idie track and did the latter today. The songs were not that great, but I like the verbal cues - much better than trying to time myself. Dude - it was HARD. I want to stick with it. It will get easier, right? I'd love to become addicted to running - it seems like it's the best way to keep in good shape. I feel like if I could just run for 30 minutes 3-4 times/week, I would be a lot healthier.

So I'm not going to blog about this on Crawford House. I want to have some outside accountability, but I don't really want to tell my friends/family here. I'm embarrassed, I guess, and I'd like to make some progress before I tell them.