Saturday, November 27, 2010

Week in Review: (Rehabbing wk 3)

Not much extra to add, but cross training is kicking my butt, and I can't wait for my running rhythm to return!
I hope everyone is having a great holiday/long weekend! :)

Week 11/21-11/27

AM: Hot Yoga x 90 mins
PM: 2 mile walk

AM: pool running x1 hr
PM: Spin x1 hr

AM: abs
PM: Hot Yoga x90 mins

Wednesday:(Rest day)
PM: jogged x 1 mile :)

AM: Elliptical x1 hr
Body Pump x1 hour
Stair Climber x 20 mins
PM:Lots of food and red wine :)

AM:2 mile "run" (3 miles total distance when walking distance added)
PM: Hot Yoga x 90 mins

AM: Pool Running x1hr 30 mins
Body pump x1 hr
PM: Rest

Total weekly "running" mileage:
3 land
15 water

Friday, November 26, 2010

Rehab: Attempt 2

Disclaimer: I know I have come a long way in a very short amount of time. I mean to completely break my fibula bone, and 60 days later, I am on the track "running" again; that is awesome. My Ortho doc has explained to me that this type of injury typically takes 3-4 months to get to where I am currently, so I am proud and happy on how fast and well my body is healing. :)

Today I went out to the W&L track for running attempt #2. I "ran" 2 miles today, with a total mileage of 3. (when you add in the walking distance.)
I did the following:
1x1600 "run". 1x400 walk. 1x1600 "run". 1x400 walk. 1x400 "run". 1x 400 walk.
I began to "run" a third mile, but stopped after 400, not because of any pain, or discomfort, but because of frustration. Yes, I mentally crumbled.
At best, I only dropped to a 9:59 pace. Frustrating!! (Please see disclaimer) Mentally, I know what I can do, where I was this past year, so it's frustrating to be trying my all, and see only a 9:59 average on the Garmin.Blah.
I know, I know, it's completely silly to want an 8 minute mile pace's like I have a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other. The Angel is saying " great job!" "You've come so far so quickly!" and "Give it time, you'll be back to normal in no time!" The devil is telling me "Come on drop pace!!' "Woo hoo a 10 minute mile pace" (in a sarcastic tone). "look that jogger just passed you!"....urghe!

Again, please see disclaimer.

I plan to go out again on Sunday, all I can do is keep chugging along, and remain positive. I will get back to my 8 minute pace, and beyond, but later not today. :)

One bonus is I finally got to wear my new CW-X tights!

I love them!! It was a chilly, and drizzly morning, and they kept me very warm/toasty. :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010


1. I am thankful to have such a wonderful family, who loves me and supports me....even through my crazy ideas. :)
2. I am thankful for my friends, who during the month of October really stepped up. I can never say thank you enough to everyone that helped me out, encouraged me to look forward, and even now supports while I rehab back to normalcy.
3. I am thankful I got to jog 1 mile last night with no pain, or discomfort!! :) I plan to try again tomorrow morning.
4. I am thankful for my little kitty Dior...who greets me at the door after work, makes me laugh, and laid on my lap while I was casted. :)
5. I am thankful I have a job...despite some days I complain about it, I am thankful for it.
6. I am thankful this injury was not as bad as it could have been, and that I am healthy.
7. I am thankful I get to spend Turkey day with my bff/sister, Maggie in Bmore. :)
8. I am thankful for the lessons I have learn in 2010, that I will take with me to 2011
9. I am thankful God revealed who I was dating earlier this yr, and I did not marry him :)
10.Lastly, I am thankful everyone I care about is happy and healthy.

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wordless Freaking ExcitingWednesday!!

1 mile jog around W&L track. No pain and not even uncomfortable. I could have gone much more....needless to say, I PUMPED!!! :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New found drive

If you would have told me 8 weeks ago that "everything happens for a reason", I would have tuned you out, and then proceed to mope.
Fast forward 8 weeks,( and it definitely took me a process to say this) but I do really think it happened for a reason. Yes, you read this correctly.
Since I moved out east my drive for training and running have just not been the same. 2010 was the most motivated season I have had as of lately, but it was more because I had great group to get me out there to run along side with. I did have motivation, but it was mute. (actually in my head, all season, I never thought I would get the 3:40 or less, but more like a 3:45-3:50) Yes, I didn't believe in myself so much, and I do believe that is why I only did a 1:46 half in Philly, where I should have easily been under 1:45 like the rest G2B. ( Steph, Beth, Amy, Liz) I needed something to shake me back awake, to wake me back into my love for training, running, and running fast. (my definition of fast;)

I started to feel this new drive the day I was cleared to start pool running, it was just a little spark then, but I was feeling it; and the more my ankle lets me do, the more I feel this new drive. It's exciting!!
Last night I did Spin and it kicked some major a$$, but I also felt this major high during it. I was smiling, having fun pushing, and feeling a drive I have not felt in forever. Wow! Is it possible to get a runners high from a Spin class, because I was ssooo high after!!
I can say now, without this break, I would never have this new found drive and love towards running, training, and my physical fitness. 2011 is going to be exciting!!!! I can't wait to cash in this new found drive!
I'm coming back and with a vengeance!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Week in Review (rehabbing wk 2)

So far so good! The ankle is behaving, and I can feel it getting stronger daily! It does have moments where it's sore, but it's not painful or worrisome, it's just sore. ( which I'm told by my doctor is to be expected while rehabbing) I know when to stop, and what I can work through. Any "pain" I feel, I stop. (Being an athlete, I know my body and it's limits well) That being said, progress can't be made without a little push.

I did a few firsts this week, like lunges! (Yay!!) I haven't been able to do these in Body Pump due to lack range of motion; but yesterday I did!Woo-hoo!
I also returned to Spin Monday, which felt amazing! Sweating, awesome/loud/driving music, and being out of breath;did I mention it felt amazing! I felt my inner bad a$$ come out at times during the class, which I have missed! Happiness.
Friday, Jessica, Greg and I went to hot Vinyasa Yoga. I used to do this about 4 times a week when I lived in Baltimore, so I went into it a little too confident. My 1st session was filled with child poses, and dizzy spells, but it still felt great to sweat that much!! Plus, I feel like yoga will definitely help strenghten my ankle quickly, so I will keep this in my cross training regimen at least 2 days a week.
(side note: I just completed my 2nd hot yoga class today, and I am happy to report no child pose rests or dizziness. My ankle even held the balance poses; I felt great!! :)

Ok, I hope every one's weekend is going well!
Below is my week :) Luv!

Week 11/14-11/20

PM: pool jogging x 1 hr

AM: Body Pump x1hr
PM:Spinning x1hr

AM: Elliptical x 45 mins
PM:Stair climber x 25 mins
Body Pump x1 hr

Rest (sick)

PM: Elliptical x 40mins
Stair Climber 20 mins
Walked x1 mile! :)

AM: Pool Jogging x1 hr
PM: Hot Yoga x 1hr 30 mins

AM: Body Pump x1hr
PM: Rest