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March 2009

My body tried to sabatoge my run..I don’t think so

I was really bummed yesterday when I woke up & one of my toes was really swollen. I could barely walk on it, let alone run. Around noon time it started magically feeling better. So my mind says (to itself & very quiet so my body couldn’t hear) we’ll just run 2moro ;o) So that’s what we (my mind & I) did. We’re not going to allow the mouth to let the body in on what were gonna do. We’ll see how that works. What it doesn’t know won’t hurt it.

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Wow this put’s my last post into perspective..

If you read my last post..it was the rantings of a mad woman at her ‘I’m sick and tired of injuries’ breaking point. Most of the time I am a positive person, and I don’t have a potty mouth, but sometimes ‘that word’ is necessary. 😉

With that said, read the nice little prayer below (heehee)

Especially the 4th paragraph..that one just stunned me!

Nice Prayer
Heavenly Father,
Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can’t make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares .

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.

Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.

Working for God on earth doesn’t pay much……but His retirement plan is out of this world .

Ya ever just want to say F*** IT!!!!!!

I was that close about 30 minutes ago when I tried to head out on a lil 4 mile run. I started out walking to loosen up then with the first couple of steps there goes the quad hurting, then another couple of steps & there goes the knee hurting! I tried to keep going but it didn’t make sense. I’d only be setting myself back another day of healing for Sun. I started tearing up I was so pissed! I wanted to take off my shoes & just THROW THEM!!

Ran a lil run

Tried my ‘other’ pair of shoes today, and just put my gel inserts in. Seemed weird at first, but it was ok. At about mile 2, the front of my knee started hurting again right in front of my knee cap, but like under it and the top of my right foot started hurting again. When I got back into focusing on my breathing matching my foot plant they both went down to a very mild almost unnoticeable soreness. I think I just need shoes with more shock absorbers. That way my knee isn’t taking it all.

No pain in my quad or adductor anymore. Woo hoo!

Peace out!

First run after 2 weeks off

I was all nervous before I started..hoping my leg wouldn’t hurt and it didn’t (until on the way back, but I would walk). I also had grumply stomach and stopped by the local McD’s to use the potty. NO TP! Thank goodness for toilet seat liners 😉

Anyway, I got to my halfway point and turned around, wasn’t real bad but I was getting sluggish. I’m just glad I did it.

No running..Only rest

Still taking a rest from running. Hoping that my leg will cooperate & heal. Going to take this next week off too and shoot for 16 next Sunday. 😉 I’m really anxious to get back into it. I figured that even if I maintained an 11:45 pace I would still complete the marathon in 5 hours. But my BEST time will be WHATEVER I COMPLETE IT IN! Cuz I don’t have anything to compare it to..so IT will be my best! 😉

I LUV THIS QUOTE..I’m a RUNNER, but it can be for ANY sport!

Our sport becomes not just what we do – but an integral symbol of who we are.

Come to the conclusion I need to give my body a break!

I have mentally broken down my body, and if I don’t quit I won’t be able to do SD either. My leg ALLOWS me to run any distance my MIND makes it do. But now my body is retaliating by other parts having pains to overcompensate for the leg injury.

So I’ve decided to take a bit of time off so that my leg can heal. 😦

6 to 4 to 2 to 4.5

This is the series in which I was going to run tonite. Before beginning I was going to do 6, then when I started out my leg was having issues so I decided I’ll only do 4, and then I started to develop a pain on the top of my foot, so I decided to only do 2. Well by the time I got to 2 I decided to just go around the block (which I know is 4 miles), so when I got to my second turn I went up this walkway thinking it was going to lead me out to the same place, but it was a dead end. I turned around went back down the ramp and up the hill. By the time I got back it was almost 5.

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