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Month: June 2011

Starting Over…

Starting Over…

This morning I met Kem again for a 3.5 mile run. We ended up averaging an 8:26 for the run so it was my best pace since the injury. It has been almost 13 weeks since this all went down and I must say that the entire run felt GREAT! I felt NO stress fracture area discomfort AT ALL!! While we were running I felt like I was “normal” again. Does that make sense? We talked about our upcoming training…

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I GOT IN!!!!

I GOT IN!!!!

What will I be doing on January 15, 2012?? Hopefully running in the Houston Chevron Marathon! I just got an email from MarathonGuide.com confirming my lottery registration! I am SO glad!! This is the marathon I wanted to do but this year they decided to make guaranteed entry only to qualified applicants and sadly my only recent qualifying race was the”unofficial” Half I did when Ashton was 7 weeks old so I had to enter via lottery. However, I made…

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Vacation Exercise?

Vacation Exercise?

Guess where we were? You guessed it! We just got home from a week long vacation to the beach. It was WONDERFUL!! So relaxing. Well, as relaxing as any trip with 4 young children can be. You know what I mean. We spent lots of time soaking up the sun in the pool or the lazy river (our condo was amazing) and the beach. One might ask- do you still exercise when you are on vacation? The answer- OF COURSE!!…

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11 Weeks Later…

11 Weeks Later…

I’m not trying to be dramatic but it has now been over 11 weeks since my last real week of running. This morning I did something I have not done in 11 weeks— I ran with a friend!!! It was wonderful! It reminded me of one of the reasons why I LOVE to run. I have missed the girl talk as we pound the pavement. We ran 3 miles and in between each mile we walked a quarter mile. My…

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Can I do it?

Can I do it?

Tomorrow morning I am actually running with someone!! I can hardly believe it. I haven’t ran with anyone since my fast 12 mile run which occurred a few days before my stress fracture- at the end of March. That run was with the same person I am meeting in the morning- Kem. I am so excited and a little nervous. I hope it goes ok. We are running 3 miles but walking a quarter mile in between each mile. Gotta…

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Paranoia?

Paranoia?

I am very paranoid about this stress fracture. Any little twinge or weird feeling I get that is around the stress fracture area causes me to panic. “Am I doing too much? Is this normal? Is this all part of the healing/ getting back in shape process?” Since this is my first stress fracture (and hopefully my last), the recovery process is all new to me. Today I jogged one mile twice (with a half mile walk in between) and…

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My New Friend…

My New Friend…

Meet one of my new friends… the Garmin 405. I am fairly certain that we will quickly become very close running buddies! I loved my 305 and used it on just about every outside run I did these past few years. If you do not have a Garmin watch and you run outside- you need to get one. Totally worth every penny. This watch was one of my 10 year anniversary presents from my lovely husband. The ring on the…

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The Stress Fracture Comeback…

The Stress Fracture Comeback…

I am finally in the process of coming back!! Thank you, God! Today marks 10 weeks since the fateful 5 mile treadmill run. Here’s where I am at: 1. Still taking Calcium and Vitamin D supplements. I need to make my bones strong and stay strong! 2. Still Cross Training– today was 4 miles (and 52 minutes) on the elliptical. I am going to continue do at least 1-2 days a week of cross training because I need it! 3….

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Walking with a side of jogging…

Walking with a side of jogging…

Last night I walked 3 miles. This is the longest I have walked so far since my stress fracture. I actually jogged a small part of it and ….. NO PAIN!! Right next to my house is a little neighborhood loop that is just over a quarter mile. I walked both straightaways and one of the curves but I jogged one of the curves every time around. I finished in about 47 minutes. I know this doesn’t sound like much….

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