Friday, August 29, 2008

The Plea

For the love of all that's holy, can I just run? Pain free, shin splint free. Is that too much to ask for? I am not being greedy. I am not asking for marathon ability (just yet), 3-4 simple miles that's all. I promise to slowly build my distance as not to tax my weak@ss shins. Please save me from the elliptical machine and let me run again.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Lesson Learned

I did it this time. All day Sunday my shin hurt, not just when I atttempted to run in place to test it out. No, all day and into Monday. UGH!

Desperate times call for desperate measures. In order to heal while I still have the desire to become a consistent half marathon runner, I am afraid it may pass at any moment, I will not attempt to run until Saturday. My shin will them repay with a pain free 4 mile run.

I believe in the power of positive thinking and mind over matter. I will soon run far and fast.(Repeat.)
And just in case, I may light a candle as an additional reinforcement. Do what you have it to...

Saturday, August 23, 2008

To Half or Not?

Last night I was all set to sign up for the Zooma Half marathon on Nov 16. Tried of thinking about it, just do it.Printed out the training plan, got up early and did my 45 minute "long run" and was feeling good, feeling strong. Got home and my right shin is aching, I pull up the registration form. What the...$75 to register? I am typically not a cheap person but $75 for something I not convinced isn't going to turn out to be painful. $75 can get me real close to a new pair of running shoes. Hummm. What to do? On Nov 16 would I find myself saying " I can't believe I paid $75 to do this"? I am pretty sure I wouldn't be saying "That's the best $75 I ever spent" What to do, what to do....

Did I mention that my shin has continued to ache all day. ( do I see a loop hole?)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I am a 5Ker

This is no surprise to me. I've known it since July 4th, mile 3 of the Peachtree Road Race (10K). I knew it this morning as I hit 2.5 miles on the treadmill. I was going to do 3 miles not 4 miles today.

A far away memory are those easy 5 and 10 mile runs. The only thing to do now is to keep running forward andbe inspired not intimidated by you long distance runners...5Ker to Halfer in no time flat?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

And I am off and running...

I'd like to start with a bang but my first blog will surley be filed under lame.

No run today. Telecommuted - always a cause to sleep in. No run tonight, funeral/viewing. I'd like to say that's my real excuse but who am I kidding. If it doesn't get done in the morning, slim chance it will happen at all.

Big plans for tomorrow - 3-4 miles. Hey you gotta start somewhere.