more and more. I was not able to use the black foam roller so I used a little bit of a lighter roller, a blueish one….its softer, so I thought it wouldn’t be any good. BUT…in all actuality it seems that the blue one allowed me to work on my hip more as it was a little tinier easier. So we’ll see. 1 day ago
but I fear the irritation afterwards would give me a bright red situation!
Did my last long run ha today. 5 miles. well it’s the longest I’ll run until I do the 26.2 again.
Its pretty hot and humid here, so I just took it as I could and it came out fine. I may have pushed it a bit more than I needed. I have gained 4 pounds and they seriously are adding to my time. But alas I will not be losing them.
about 45 minutes after the run I got a email from coach boy asking “Good morning How is everything” He NEVER emails me out of the blue, so he either saw my run…or he is bored.
I biked the tempo bike and foam rolled and stayed in the question of How everything is. Sent him an answer and am awaiting.
I am forgetting that this is really just a training run. REALLY.
and I am kind of dreading how on earth I’m gonna train in this heat for the Marathon in July. 2 days ago
idea. I also like the idea of giving this up for Lent. It’s really something to give up rather than potato chips…
Really and truely eating crazy.
I did try out a recipe for Tofu cheesecake. It is AWESOME. SO high protein dessert. Whoo, it’s really super tasty and does not taste like tofu at all, also super easy, so now trying to figure out how to get it all on the plane next week… 3 days ago
did my tiny workout today…
starting to obsessively check the weather reports. 3 days ago
to do this weekend. So far.
I have done:
playtime for puppy
Now need to:
Steam clean carpet
walk dog again
maybe talk to F. via text. maybe 3 days ago
done done done. I admit, on Friday I only went because I really wanted to see my coach, who actually was not there. So that benefitted the legs, just not my mental state. LOL. There are some areas that are loosening up with the regular rolling, and then some others that really aren’t doing too well. 3 days ago
Last night I woke up after having a nightmare: I had been running a race, and been lost, and then was driving with some folks to some other racing event and we got into a wreck.
Not a nice dream, but I realized that I was indeed DREAMING. I have not been dreaming in months. Scientifically I know it probably isn’t true, but I think that it means I am actually getting better rest. This is good, I’ve been asked to soak up rest and try to really rest in the next 8 days.
Starting to feel recovered from the training sessions that had me feeling so beaten down. Love the taper. I do think though that I am starting to feel extremely optimistic about the upcoming event, and that I need to temper with the fact that my training cycle, while written out beautifully was not ideal, as I could not always complete everything. So…still looking forward to seeing special people and trying to run 26.2 but need to remember that it may be a fairly bad time outcome. 4 days ago
Gosh it seems as if I am not doing really well on this, but I actually feel very good about it. I missed tuesday and wednesday this week. Tuesday because I did a swim workout and didn’t leave time (too busy chatting with my friends in the locker room…) and Wednesday was massage day and I just didn’t feel like it. Back at it on Thursday…
I am making it more of a habit, and I do see some progress with some of my tight stuff. Very little progress with my TFL region though…I fear to think what that area would be like if I wasn’t doing any rolling 4 days ago
I had done it in the past. It’s pretty difficult! Donate that Soda into your work place or the food pantry! Good for yoU!
ran 4 tempo miles today…really didn’t push it that much, because I wanted to see how I could handle it. I’ve been so miserable. This run went fine. It started poorly, but within the first half mile I started to feel better and speed right on up til I was running a fairly brisk pace (for me…)
I had a feeling that this taper was a crash and burn but I am actually starting to feel taper effects. WHoo. 6 days ago
just not winning the healthy battle. Had a very healthy salad for lunch. but dinner was pulled pork BBQ. Oh Well, I did have a sweet potato….I am trying but I gotta admit, lately it just isn’t working. 1 week ago
and a pretty drastic btu normal change in the weather. It’s Warm and humid now, so running times are going to naturally slow a bit…so my ten miler was slower than I expected. It may have also been the moment between mile 5-6 where I lost faith. I really am tired and I expected that the taper would give me more energy but it seems to not be working that way this time round. :(
Will continue to soldier on and regardless of what occurs in 2 weeks I will be again a marathoner. (Well, unless I decide to simply walk off the course, which is a possibility, and as usual has been encouraged by my coach if I feel bad, or hurt or what not.).
I do love that my coach is not a pressurer for a finish. He even said, if it looked as if I would be super disappointed in my time, I could quit. I just wish I could drop to the half. 1 week ago
So sorry! 1 week ago
I missed the 10th of May. I had a really good workout, and then I just did not want to roll at home (the dog pesters me greatly when I am on the floor at home.)
Had a moment today and really addressed multiple areas, Piriformis, quads, hammies, glutes, high hammy, gastrocs. 1 week ago
Clean in 15-20 minute increments.
walk dog Add water to fish tank. Scrape Fish tank (It looks good, right not but it could look better…I should really get a pleco, but I think they are creepy. plant care of the fish tank. Water plants. FOAM roll.
Laugh a little
Order Coffee from Zeke’s
refocus a bit
Do a bit of “meal planning” UGH UGH UGH…it’s the right thing to do though.
Write out a list of ingredients for cheese cake.
try to be nicer to people. 1 week ago
Yesterday I dragged through the work day so tired that I was pretty unsure of what to do for a workout. I was also mad because I couldn’t seem to access the pool for a workout- either it was closed due to no life guard, or there were SO many people swimming that it would not have been a productive workout. Eventually I did Saturdays workout, which was a Cycle and run off the bike. I LOVE this type of workout, and it did prove to be fun. I did not think it would be, but it was. I slept well, and today I work feeling somewhat less tired than I have in a while. YAY! Now, to attempt the POOL once again. 1 week ago
with the ob/gyn physician for next tuesday. THe office is WONDERFUL. they are open until 7 pm and on Saturdays. I’m wondering why I ever went to the other ones. Plus on the phone today the lady was so so helpful…so here’s to that. 1 week ago
about cleaning. maybe I can get an MD appointment. 1 week ago
we will see. I’ve not had a whole lot of romantical success in life, so I would not be surprised if this doesn’t go well. But, it’s nice to have something to look forward to! 1 week ago
til I return to see this new person. I’m nervous, excited, impatient.
I know I shouldn’t wish my time away, but….having things kind of in an undefined state is not that fun either.
We’ll see what happens! 1 week ago
Kind of a strange moment in training. Mostly I feel like a slug and don’t really want to do anything, but I have to keep doing something to keep the blood moving.
Cycled 50 mins yesterday. today I will hit the pool. Wishes the 2 weeks would be over. 1 week ago
I have done it. Over the past few months, I think I am entering into some sort of hormone shift. Perhaps it is peri-menopause, which would be very very early, but given my nutritional history..it wouldn’t be that surprising. I now need ot make an appropriate appointment with an appropriate physician to figure it out further. it’s nice when clarity just sets upon one. 1 week ago
AT this. What has helped is that I have enrolled a few others in my madness and they all post their workout including the foam rolling, so even when I forget…I get a reminder.It has been a bit painful the last few days because my glutes are truely torn up from Monday’s exercise fun…but I’m doing it. 1 week ago
This morning. I was so worried about it I almost apparently had a panic attack. never good.
It went well, very little pain or problems. SUrprised me! 1 week ago
I got a letter on Monday that I was nominated by a committee for an “excellence in Nursing Award” this year. I find out on Thursday if I win the award, or just the nomination. either way, I was REALLY surprised, and pleased that I was recognized. I’m not really having n easy time at the job, so the recognition that some people think I am doing a good job, really does please me. Though deep down some part of me feels that “I don’t need awards” the other part of me is genuinely happy that I was nominated. It is very validating. 1 week ago
Had my Massage today some taping of the wonky ankle and some foam rolling. I really don’t get why people think massage is so relaxing. I had to bite the towel the whole way through. Mona was excellent as always. After she taped me and i went home and foam rolled cause I said I’d do it every day in may.
Whew. My back and some parts of my legs feel 99% improved. 2 weeks ago