Sunday, November 21, 2010

Back to Week One

As you can tell there has been no running on this running blog for way to long. My last attempt to run 2 weeks ago didn't go so well, my IT Band on my left leg decided that it was just not going to cooperate. 
But enough is enough and thanks to  Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge I've decided to go back to week one of the 13 week run/walk program

So today I ran... and it felt AMAZING. I really missed it, no I didn't miss the pain, but I missed how great I felt after I was done. 
How accomplished I felt. 

Week 1, Session1 (on treadmill) 
5 minute warm up 
Run for 1minute and walk for 2minutes  (repeat 12 times/36minutes)  
8 minute cool down
5.00km (3.02miles) in 49:25minutes 

Face of accomplishment!! 

Funny thing my Left IT Band which has been the problem felt great! no pain whatsoever. HOWEVER my Right IT Band, not so much... about half way into session it started to bother me. Can I not get a break?? 
I'm back to Icing and foam roller, but glad to be running again. 
The plan for now is to run 3 times a week and every other day do a Core Performance workout. 
IT BAND PLEASE cooperate!! 

Hope everyone had a great Weekend! 
Happy Running!! 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Your Secret

sometimes all it takes is an email from a friend to change your day around. 
I received this from a friend today and it made me smile ... 

Your secret from Jean-Sebastien Monzani on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

thank you

I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the kind words on my last post. 
You have been such great support to me. 


I'm not quite sure what to say ... I've been MIA from my life. 
There has been no blogging (as might have noticed) because really there was nothing to blog about since there has been no running no workouts what's so ever. 
I am dealing with some personal issues. 
Some days are good days, some days are not so good... you know the kind you want to spend in your pj's all day eating chips and watching soaps. 
I'm happy to say that it hasn't affect my healthy eating, yes I am craving more comfort food, but I'm learning to work around that. 
I try to not reach for the chips and dip, but have Salsa and Mary's crackers. 
There might have been some Poutine and Halloween has NOT been my Friend, I wasn't able to resists those tiny tiny chocolate bars. 

I'm trying to remember to take deep breaths and take each day as it comes. 
I want to get back into running asap. 
I LOVE how it makes me feel and I think that more then ever I need it in my life and I miss it. 
Hopefully My IT Band is fully healed and there will be running this weekend. 

Hope you all had a great Halloween, in case you were wondering if I did end up dressing up as a Zombie Bride... I did NOT... however I was a Black Widow. 

Black Widow... complete with Life Insurance Policy

happy running