Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another milestone run!

Basically, I'm having to rebuild my running base -- that's how long I've been out of it. I've signed up on SparkPeople, which I'm really hoping will help me meet my fitness goals.

I'm really excited about the new year. I'm going to do a marathon relay in April and hopefully a full marathon in June or July . . . Maybe in the fall. I guess it depends on how quickly I'm able to feel comfortable running again. My goal is five miles a week. I know that's not much, but I figure it will be easier to set the bar pretty low to start and build up from there. It's also more motivating to know that I did the (very short) run that I wanted to do -- because running what I CAN run tends to leave me feeling grumpy about it . . . I know I can do it, but I'm so out of practice that it leaves me stiff and sore and not wanting to lace up my shoes for a while.

So tomorrow, not today, I'm going to run again. (Because I ran yesterday, you see.) And hopefully I'll do a little more.

Goals for this week:
- Do a 1-mile loop focusing on form (because I'm sure mine's all over the place)
- Strength train 2x this week
- Yoga at least once this week

Crossing fingers!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A marathoner in recovery.

Tonight, I barely ran a mile. I mean B-A-R-E-L-Y. It seems like soooooooo long ago that I crossed the finish line at Big Sur. Yeah, I didn't do that the way I ought to have, and yes, I walked a bit, but I still did it right?

Tonight I was huffing, puffing and moving slowly -- partly because I'm out of shape, partly because I've been eating a LOT of junk lately (what is it about company that encourages "vacation" eating habits?), and partly because I'm getting over a cough.

I know it's a step in the right direction, but here I am . . . taking the path out of inactivity and still feeling like I have so, so very far to go just to get back to where I fell from.