Thursday, September 22, 2005

I RAN (like the flock of seagulls)

That's right boys and girls. I went on a run last night. My knee hurt a little bit, but that was the least of my problems. I went a little too early so it was still pretty hot out, but I still had the horrible side stitches from last time. In fact, as I sit here the next morning they still hurt a little bit, which is very strange. I need to really concentrate on my stance and make sure that I am leaving all the air passages completely open and whatnot. Argh. If it isn't one thing its something else.

The icing of my knee has really helped (thank you Sarah) and the fact that I am no longer climbing the stairs at work has helped as well. Now if all the other ills I am plagued with would just disappear (I'm such a baby)

Today I have class and then a friend is coming over afterwards so I don't think I will have a chance to run. I'd really like to get a little bit of a jog in as I'm hooked on the endorphins that kick in-even with the side stitches. As soon as I get these maladies under control I really need to get going on a running plan. I need to hold myself much more accountable than these little 25 minute runs through the neighborhood. Now that I'm getting faster its not taking so long so I look like a wimp!!


Sarah said...

Yay for getting faster! :-) I know what you mean about endorphins--they ALWAYS make the run worthwhile. There have been so many times when I've had to drag myself out of the door to go for a run, but I'm always in a MUCH better mood when I get back. Smart idea by not taking the stairs--you're running, anyway, so don't need to worry about the cardio workout, and your knees will thank you. :-)