Thursday, June 17, 2010

Heading out on a Jet Plane ...

Before I jump on that jet plan to Portugal just a quick update on my Running ... well there hasn't been any running this past week. My IT Band is still giving me issues and now it's affecting my knee. 
I MUST MUST MUST go see my Dr about this problem, but it will have to wait until after I come back from my vacation. 
A good Friend of mine has decided to perhaps run 1/2 Marathon this year... I would love love love to be able to run with him, so I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that I can work this out quickly. 
I am packing my running gear and hope to get some sort of running/walking in while I'm away, I don't think that should be a problem. 

For the next couple of weeks I will be calling Lourinha my home. It is a cute village about 60km away from Lisbon the capital of Portugal. 
Our Place is about 3km from the beach ... 

happy Running to all of you 

Monday, June 7, 2010

Bad Blogger be GONE!

I feel like such a terrible blog friend... I just left you high and dry for almost two weeks!! 
That's awful of me. I have not been a good blogger. 
There has been NO Blogging and NO Blog reading going on... there has been plenty of working and some semi running whenever possible. 
Work usually takes over my life the last week of May and into the first week of June, it's like this every year and I have to say that I love it.  
I'm happy that I still managed to get some sort of running in every other day, or whenever I had the opportunity. 
I'm still dealing with IT Band issues, which really makes me upset. I really need to see my Dr to get this issue resolved. I also need new running shoes, which might not be helping the problem. 
WHY can't I just run with no pain. It's seems like it's been one thing after the other. 
I know the important part is that I stick with it and not give up. 
I also know that it's a bit unrealistic to think that I will be able to run a 10miler on July 12th, so I'm going to wait and see how my IT Band looks when I get back from Vacation and then decided if I will at least run a 5k that day. 

We are officially in Vacation countdown mode... only 10 days left and still so much to do and prep. 
OH and lets not forget we have Mom and Dad's 40th Wedding Anniversary this weekend, just a BBQ with a few of their closest friends.