Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A little hiccup.

I was doing amazing with my running, a week ago I ran 5.6 miles with NO pain so I was all jazzed to run my 10K on Saturday. I would NOT race it but just enjoy myself and try and make it through with no pain.

fail.

I thought I was running slow but I finished in 56:36 (9:06 pace, 7th in AG), which beats my old time (58:45 in 2010) by 2 minutes! Oops. You know what? I could have easily held that pace - except the knee - for a half marathon, which means I could have broken 2 hours. oh well.

I felt completely fine until about mile 4 when my knee started aching so I walked the water stops which helped a little until the last mile.

I've been icing like, 6 times a day and foam rolling like crazy ever since the race and FINALLY this morning my knee doesn't hurt while walking around my house. Actually I haven't noticed it at all today.

I biked yesterday.
I will yoga today. (Can I use that as a verb?)
I will try 1 or 2 miles on the treadmill tomorrow. slow.

I have not re-injured myself, I just had a little hiccup. Nothing that an easy week can't handle. We got this.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ice, Ice, baby

Doesn't that just make you want to jump up and start dancing and singing all the lyrics to show off how awesome you are? Just me?

I've been STRICT about my icing and rolling plan the good 'ol doctor gave me over a month ago (I'm icing my knee right. now.). And guess what? I think it's WORKING!!!!!

Last week I ran:
Mon - 3.1 miles
Wed - 3.1 miles
Fri - 4.5 miles
Total - a whopping 10.7 miles for the week (but before I couldn't even do 5 without serious pain)

I notice my knee but there is no pain, you know?

I did 3.9 miles yesterday and it still felt great! (and by great I mean no pain) I'm hoping to do another 3.5-4 miles tomorrow morning and then I go in for my last chiropractor appointment.

After my knee hurting ALL the time since the middle of January, I'm feeling so hopeful that I've overcome the worst of it and it will continue to get better. If I can do 5.5 miles this friday, I am still going to attempt my 10K on the 26th of April.

Internet high fives to everyone!!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

For real this time


Truth.

I'll eat really well for 4-5 days in a row, drop 3 pounds and then take a break over the weekend and jump right back up to where I was.

Every. Week.

I'm basically wearing one pair of pants every day because all my jeans feel too snug for me to be comfy. I'm wearing regular t-shirts because I don't want anything tight on my stomach.

NOT COOL.

I am going to a family reunion in June and I NEED to be down 8 pounds by then. That gives me like 6 or 7 weeks to get back down to 120 pounds.

Game on.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Here's to the healing

My last completely pain-free run was over three months ago. I've been stuck running one and 2 miles at a time with pain in the end only a couple times a week for 12 weeks.



Enter, the grid and a chiropractor.

I'm going to see the chiropractor once a week the last month, and I'm finally back up to running 3 miles at a time with no pain.

I am also icing one or two times a day, and rolling up a storm on my new foam roller.


In addition to being a great pillow while I'm watching TV, I actually do use it to roll out my IT band, my hips, hamstrings, and quads.


I was so happy this morning while I ran my 3.1 miles on the treadmill that I almost started crying because I didn't feel pain.

I am still supposed to go slow, not do anyone lunges or squats, no running down hills, no speed work, and only increasing my mileage by 10% week. 

I'm hoping to run 4.5 miles on Friday, and I'm can't wait and I'm so excited!