Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I'm still alive

just barely. No postings since February- ridiculous! But that's just been the way it's been going. Not so hot. I really need to get back on my game, past all the injuries and excuses! Right now I am just trying to get back into some type of routine, but I really need to add cross training and weight training as well.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

training calendar

Anyone know of a good training calendar I could post on here? I've been manually adding the mileage on the left there, but it's a pain, and it doesn't show my other workouts, so I look like a total slacker.

I have been running 3 x a week, but I had planned on 4 x. Life is just getting in the way. Makes me wonder how I would ever have time to train for a marathon.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Return of the Shin Splints

My shin is feeling that old familiar feeling again. It's not too bad, but it's just threatening to hurt again. And my mileage is not high at all which is kinda scary. I found some exercises & stretches that is supposed to help. My goal is to do those and some stretching every day and see if that helps. Including going back to stretching my calves for 3 minutes, 3 times a day.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

muscle soreness

I worked out Thursday night for the first time in quite a while. Super sore today! Still tons of snow on the ground, but the streets are clear so I'm headed outside for a 3 miler. So glad I got my base built up in January with no major problems. February will add back in the longer runs, which I am really looking forward to. Hope the streets will remain clear so I can do them outside. Nothing more boring than running for over an hour on the treadmill!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Strength Training

I did wind up running outside yesterday morning. It was actually around 15 degrees. It wasn't too bad, and I was glad I finally got off the treadmill for a change. My focus for the next 30 days or so is to get back to my strength training as well. I can tell a difference in my arms & abs (weak!) and know how much it helped my running in the past.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


The streets are finally cleared off enough to run. Thought about running outside this weekend, as I really need to get some time in outside. But brrr... iI just noticed it's only supposed to get up to 21 today. On second thought...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A "Duh" Moment

I had the ultimate "duh" moment on my way home today. I got new shoes about a month ago. Just about the time I started running again. So, I started up again from scratch on new shoes. DUH! Instead, I should have been rotating my shoes out until I adjusted to the new shoes. I knew that, but I just forgot. So, I'm going to try rotating them now and maybe that will help. The ol' shin splints are trying to come back - damn them! So I'm not sure if it's the new shoes or just the body rebelling against running again, but either way, that was a stupid way to handle the new shoes.