Thursday, November 17, 2005

One Week Gone Already!?

I can't believe it has been a week since I last posted! I can't remember if I ran last Friday, but I remember that my first run of this week was yesterday and it was pretty good. I was doing really well. Had some side pain but was going strong. Only had to stop because I had to use the potty so badly. Came back and did like 5 more minutes, but after my break my knees started hurting so I had to quit. It was only 30 minutes, but it was one of my best runs. I'm just a sucky runner!!

OOOh, we went to North Carolina to see my parents this weekend. On the way there we picked up HITCHIKIERS!! Oh my god, that is not like us at all. These sort of punk looking people (i guess punk is misleading-they listen to punk music, maybe goth is closer) came up to us in a well lit area at a gas station and said they needed a ride to Richmond, which was about 40 minutes away. After talking to them for a little while we realized that they were most likely harmless, so we agreed to drive them down there and drop them off at a McDonalds. I was terrified, but it wasn't that bad and they were telling us about their adventures. 1. I didn't know people hitchiked, 2. I didn't know anyone picked up hitchikers (besides us) and 3. No, we will never do it again. These people were perfectly nice but there is no chance in hell that we will ever do that again. On a funny note, they left their sign in our car, and I wanted to keep it for proof. We had to hide it though b/c I knew my parents would have a shitfit if they found us. So yes it was silly, but it all worked out. Sometimes you just go with your gut. And both of our guts said it was ok, but we were very cautious. I drove and Marc kept his eye on them the whole time and I swear I wasn't watching the road and just the review mirror!

Ok, that's enough. I have class tonight. We're getting our exams today but he said they would be take home essays, so here's hoping it goes ok!!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Short Run, Long Walk

I was bored yesterday so I ran about 20 minutes but was losing motivation, so I walked for another 80 minutes. I figured, I'm just watching tv, so why not? I'll tell you why not. My right knee is killing me. The back of my knee hurts so badly. I was walking at a pretty good incline (5%) and I think that might have had something to do with it. OY!
No running today b/c of class, and then tomorrow morning I'll probably run since I've got a weekend away at my parents!!

Monday, November 07, 2005

I'm Slow But I'm Back!

I came home early from work since there is NOTHING for me to do. So I'm working from home, which means checking my work email periodically since no one gave me any work before they left for two weeks. So I took this time to go on my run early so I could just veg out tonight since I want to watch the Colts game and probably need to take a nap so I can stay up for it!

Ok, the point. I went on a run. It started out pretty good. I was going really slowly, but I was steady and felt good. Then I started having some phlem issues and kept choking. But I pushed through. I finally choked enough to throw up (I'm so lucky I have such an easy gag reflex) so after that I walked for about 2 minutes before starting up my slow jog. Let's just say it didn't go well, but it went. I couldn't be happier! I'm just happy that I went out there and I'm not as "soft" as I thought I would be after almost two weeks of no exercise.

Most likely I will not run tomorrow as I have class, but I may walk on the treadmill a little bit while I watch tv. In fact, that's what I think I am going to do right now!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Oh When Can I Run Again?

Hopefully, the answer is Monday. I haven't done a bit of exercise since I got sick and I'm looking forward to trying again. My cough is still going, and I feel a little discomfort in my lungs (I have walking-pnemonia) but I am convinced that exercising tomorrow is in my future. I am going to go to the drill hall too, because that will help me to not give up, as I often do on our treadmill here at home. Its so easy to just go "I'm tired" when I'm at home, and just jump off the machine. At the drill hall I have to drive home, so its more of a deterrent.

Wish me luck, I need it. I'm sure this will be a light jog more than anything, but I look forward to getting back in the saddle. I've gained a little weight, which I am not happy about, so I'd like to get moving again since the holidays are coming and thereby big dinners!!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

What a Great Perspective on Life

Marc sent me this article. Its amazing what a strong person Gary Brackett is despite all of the sadness and loss he has had in such a short time. It really makes you think about how you deal with your own losses and the issues that we all have to overcome in our lives.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Still Sick

I tried to run last week but it didn't work. I haven't done a darn thing since last Monday...and I feel like a lazy piggie. I'm hoping that by this weekend I'll be back "on the road". I'd like to be active but the cough and walking pnemonia just aren't letting me. A little frustrated but I'm not going to push it!