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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

foot rub?!

Today I put on my Vibrams and hit the treadmill. . .it was hard! My feet are sore. I am pretty sure I need a massage at least a foot rub ;) I am sure it's because I'm doing barefoot running, it really works the feet muscles and tendons. I'm feeling it. Once get running my feet either go numb or just loosen/warm up, I'm guessing they warm up and stretch out~ Hopefully I keep building up strength and endurance. I only have a little over 2 weeks now to be ready. Ahhhhhh!  That's getting close.

Monday, August 29, 2011

10 minute continuously!!

Yep, I dd it!! well, it's only a start but it's improvement :) Although my speed isn't anything to brag about, but 10 minutes of joggin without stopping is twice what I was doing~ I only have till the 16th to build up to 3.1 miles. . .It takes me about 30 minutes to do just over 2 miles, so I gotta speed that up a little!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Elliptical & Run!!!

Of course again today the treadmill was TAKEN! Grrrrrr. So I hopped on the elliptical for and did about a half mile then the treadmill opened up. Luckily I was the next in line to use it so I jumped on. My legs were a little weak so I didn't PUSH it. I bruised my right calf really bad a week or so ago, and it's still causing some tenderness along with a small bump under the skin. . .I am suspecting it's just hematoma where the broken blood vessel creates a dry blood under the skin and eventually absorbs back into the body. . .it can take some time to completely heal. :(

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Yep, the treadmill was in use and the other one is and has been broken for weeks now.. .so my other option was to jump on the elliptical machine. I felt it in my thighs for sure. whoohoo~ Tomorrow I should be able to run since today felt more like a rest workout :P I think I might even have a running partner (maybe) she is a neighbor and she runs as well. Not marathon runs, but casual exercise running so it's perfect~

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I have noticed it's hard to post about my running every other day ;) Mainly cuz it's hard to not just want to "copy and paste" haha!

I ran Saturday and did a over 30 minutes on the treadmill. I ran 5 minute intervals with 1 minute in between although when I got to about 20 minutes I did 3-4 minutes intervals with a little more walking. I am still building up leg endurance. Although I was pretty sweaty and my heart rate was 150+ I am not even sure where my target heart rate should be. LOL I guess I should research that :)

Monday is a day to run for me. One good thing is my calves are getting much stronger & they are not very sore for much more than a day. Hence the 'every other day' running schedule. I remember running Mon-Fri when I ran with the track team in High School. . .I can't believe I did that! I did like 4 miles a day although not all at once. Man, I must have had sexy legs back then. hahaha!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ran till I want to puke

I pushed myself today even with my sore legs from my Monday run. I am feeling a little sick to my stomach now. . .i remember this feeling from when I ran track in high school. It's a good thing :) That means I pushed myself hard enough to see some progress hopefully soon. I guess I need to start a ticker/countdown till my 5K on the 17th.

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I am happy to report that yesterday (Tuesday) my calves were fatigued but not NEARLY as sore as before! I am so relieved that perhaps progress is occuring in my leg muscle conditioning!! Today (Wednesday) I will be hitting the treadmill again and doing another 30 minutes. . .mostly running but a little walking to keep from cramping my legs too much :) 5K here I come!!! Oh and I ordered my tank top to wear. . .check it out! If you want one too just click HERE

Monday, August 15, 2011

30 minutes on treadmill

I worked the treadmill for 30 minutes and probably ran/jogged 1/2 the time. .on and off a little. I am having some calves pain mainly in my right leg which inhibits me from running as much as i would like. I am trying to take it slow and hope the muscle builds a little. I have a NASTY bruise with a bump in the center where I am assuming I hit my leg on something (I can't remember those kinds of things with Prograf Brain) and since I am on blood thinners I bruise really easily. I think that might be contributing a little to the tenderness.  But I did more tonight and I wasnt' short of breath, didn't get a red face and actually had enough energy to return to my apartment and clean and make dinner :) yeah, I'm feeling like superwoman right now!!!

Yesterday I registered for the 5K for Diabetes on the 17th of September. . .I am not going to expect awesome results considering it's relatively close so my training won't do me a TON of good. However, I am not out to win. . I am just out to do it, only competing against myself so it's a win, win situation ;)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Why I am running

I have been stretching and stretching and rubbing my calves. . .however, they are still pretty sore. The second day is always worse right? Tomorrow I will definately be hitting the treadmill and hopefully overcome my weak calves quickly by building strength back up :)

The first 5K that I am shooting for is located at OU campus and is for Diabetes. The second one is the following week also here in Norman for Big Brothers/Sisters program. . .then the 3rd run is for Outrun CF! Not for myself anymore cuz I don't have CF Lungs, but for all my CF friends who got their angel wings instead of new lungs and for those who are still fighting and hoping for a cure :)

I'll be running for these CF angels: Aaron Mackey, Perrin Campbel, Becky Campbell, Melissa Ferguson, Kristy Merrit, Charlton Palmer, Craig Hanson, Shelly Copp . . .and many more :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My calves are screaming!!

Yesterday was my first run in a little while. . .I have been active, just not specifically "running". Needless to say my endurance wasn't too bad, but my calves are feeling it today. I can walk, which honestly more than I expected haha. I will give it a go again tomorrow and see how my legs do. I am hoping I can really jump up my running game and do the 5K ~

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

One Mile Run

So I buckled down and  put on my running shoes today. I found several 5K runs/races in my area in the next couple months and so I have decided to start doing some training to run at least one of them. I would like to run more than one. . .however, we'll see if I can build up to just one ;)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lap Swimming

I put on my Nike Swimsuit and went down to the pool today. . .I don't like going cuz there is always pre-adult 20-somethings laying around the pool area perfecting their 'skin cancer' (aka: tans). The pool is just an accesory to give them a reason to gather and parade around in bikinis. Anyways, so I feel weird sometimes lap swimming cuz I am pretty sure I am the ONLY one that utilizes the purpose of having a body of water nearby. Haha~ However, I went down today. . .put on my swim goggles and swam till my body hurt (which sadly didn't take very long). I think I swam for about 20 or 30 minutes is all. I used to be able to swim laps for about an hour without much resting. If I want to ever compete in a sprint tri I definately have to work up my endourance.

I worked on my breast stroke, freestyle(front crawl), side stroke, and the butterfly which is the most difficult stroke. I am sure my legs are going to be sore and my shoulders already feel jello . . .a good sign :) I am hoping to get down to swim at least daily or every other day. I need to watch the pool and figure out when all the Barbies vacate so I can swim laps in peace :) Probably after the sun isn't "Ideal Tanning" time of day.

P90X later today for sure. I am going to get back into my routine so I am in optimal health!!