Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Holiday Running

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and I wish you all health and happiness for the New Year.

I feel like I have been eating non-stop for weeks now. It has got to stop. Immediately ....or, well...at least after this weekend!
There will be no New Years resolutions for this Running Red Sox Fan. I just plan on continuing down the same fitness path that I have been on. Running on a regular basis and “trying’ to maintain a healthy diet, as well as my occasional visits to the gym.

I haven’t been running as much as I would like over the holidays. I went running the Friday before Christmas, and then not again until yesterday. I’ve come to find out that it is extremely hard to run while either A- being drunk or B- being hung over....bad holidays....bad, bad, bad holidays!

I went to the gym last night and got in 3 miles on the treadmill, they went as follows:
Mile 1 – 10:53
Mile 2 – 11:38
Mile 3 - 12:00
Not too bad for someone who has been indulging on anything and everything I can get my hands on and drinking on top of it....not too bad, if I do say so myself.
I will be back at the gym tonight hopefully getting in 4 miles.
So that’s it...that’s all I got for running news.
Oh, and the Achilles is STILL sore...but still doesn’t hurt when I run!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Moving is good!

I went running yesterday for the first time in almost 4 weeks....and boy am I feeling it today. My back is killing me, I think my form was off, because - yeah, I got form! My "form" was off because some people didn't shovel their sidewalks and I was tip-toeing around on the ice trying not to kill myself. Effers. I slipped a couple of times and twisted my ankle. I had to stop a minute and shake it off, I really thought I did some serious damage, but I was fine.

The Achilles is still sore, strange thing is, it doesn't hurt when I run. I thought it might feel irritated today, but it doesn't, so that's a good thang.
I really missed running for 4 weeks, it was such a nice feeling getting out there yesterday with my i-pod and just moving. Moving is good!

Monday, December 05, 2005

My left foot

I did something to my left Achilles…not sure what, and not sure when it happened. When I flex my foot and point my toes to the ground, that’s when I feel it. Not like an excruciating pain, but more like a really bad bruise. I don’t remember hitting the back of my ankle or it hurting while I was running…so I’m not sure what’s going on with it. It’s a mystery. I figure instead of running on it and possibly making it worse, I would rest it for a minute. I haven’t been running in 8 days, which is more like 11,520 minutes….but who’s counting! Even with the 8 days rest, my foot is still tender.

The weather here is sooooo cold and now it’s snowy and icy on the roads. I think I am going to start back with some weight training at the gym. I know myself, and I cannot run on the treadmill for really long periods of time, I am going to have to start mixin’ it up at the gym.

If my foot is feeling any better, I will join my running club at the in-door track tomorrow night.

That’s all I have for running news…….pretty boring, I know.