Sunday, February 15, 2009
I'm Back to Running
After one of my sons was diagnosed with a "little bit" of pneumonia a few weeks ago, I was ultra paranoid about my cough. Well, on Tuesday I finally tried running and ran for 4.1 miles. Then I did 1 minute on 2 minutes off sprints for 35 minutes and did a total of 4.7 miles. On Saturday, I did my Wii Fit which I hadn't done in 2 weeks either. Ouch am I sore today. I was worried that being sore I wouldn't be able to run a longer distance today, but I was able to. It only seems to hurt afterwards and not during luckily. I ran for 5.5 miles today! Starting Tuesday, I'm officially back in 1/2 marathon training. I am running a 1/2 marathon on my 36th birthday! People think it's a strange thing to do on your birthday, but I can't think of a better gift than the gift of good health! I am going to run several 5 mile, 5K, 10K, and a 12K before to prepare myself. Hopefully I have learned a little bit about food and my body so that I don't have a bad reaction and get sick like the last one. If I'm able to handle this 1/2, I may tackle a full marathon in the fall. It all depends on what my tummy does, but not eating Luna or Clif bars anymore has really helped!!! I have several friends now that are running, they say, because of me. It's weird to think that I am influencing people to RUN. Before I used to complain that I had no other friends that ran, but now I have a bunch and they ask if they can run races with me! My only problem is, when I'm running I'm in a zone. I don't think I'd be able to chit chat. And what if I want to go faster...wouldn't it be rude to leave people? There will be races when it's for a good cause and I won't be in competitive mode. But for the others I'm going to have to go it alone. Is that horribly selfish of me? I'm very happy to be their inspiration though. That's how I got started running. My sister in law has done an Ironman for crying out loud! Personally I can never see myself exercising for 12 hours straight! She is my inspiration. I think that's why it's important to have at least one healthy friend around. Your friends and family can be such an influence on your weight and health that you have to have at least one person to talk to, aspire to be like, or just have as a support. There are too many people that are saboteurs (usually without even knowing it).