Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Being Sick Sucks

Last Friday I came down with a pretty bad case of...I have no idea what it was actually. My entire body ached. It hurt to move. I had a sore throat and throbbing ears. Cold sweats. The works. My son also came down with the apparently oh so common but I had never heard of it Hand Foot and Mouth disease...gross? He had a really mild case of it though and got over it quickly. It took me a few days to recover and while I was recovering I also somehow come down with Hand Foot and Mouth disease. Apparently, it is very rare for an adult to catch this disease but Joe says the disease most likely got confused because of my short stature and thought I too was a child.
So today I woke up and I actually feel pretty good. Its amazing how a few days of feeling like crap makes you really come to appreciate not being sick. I ran today. It was amazing. I am glad I waited until I felt better to run.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Back On The Wagon

I've been running consistently lately and this week is the first week of my training leading up to my first post pregnancy ultra. My body is a lot different than it used to be and it was really frustrating trying to figure out what was okay and what was not okay for me in terms of running. I'm gaining more confidence though in the capabilities of my body and have slowly started to lose weight. I am in the healthy range for my weight and height and my bmi is average but I would still like to lose 10-15 more pounds to be at a healthy running weight. I am still six pounds above my pre pregnancy weight. Training for a race and losing those last pounds don't exactly go hand in hand and I am well aware that running does not equal a loss in weight. For myself, it's about change in my diet.

Most of my runs are either on the treadmill at the YMCA or with a jogging stroller. The weekends are the only time I am able to get some miles in on trails or pavement alone. Texas is super hot in the summer but hopefully training in the heat pays off during the fall and winter races.

Going to the track later today with a friend to get in a few more miles today. I'm kinda excited about this because besides the "track" in an old gym I used to go to the last time I've ran on an actual track was in highschool.