Thursday, March 1, 2012

DH, Do Not Read

OK, that may be a little dramatic, but I don't think he is going to like what I have to say.  I ran today!!!!!
Not long but still, I ran!

First let me tell you that last, I woke up in the middle of the night and  moved funny and guess what, I pulled a muscle in my shoulder.    I know what you are thinking, "Seriously, what else could go wrong?!"  I am thinking the same thing.  Now this pissed me off, big time.

I am ONLY 40 years old.  I have two small kids who need me to be 100%.  I cannot be hurt.  So I did the only thing that would make me feel better and that is to run.  Now it wasn't far but it felt so good.  I walked a little than ran for .50 miles, then walked, then another .50 miles, walked and then ran .25 miles.  1.25 miles, a total of just over two miles in 30 minutes.  I think I could of done more, but I didn't want to push it.  I feel really good right now and hope I don't pay for it later.

Here is the thing, I am mad and I am not going to give into this pain anymore.  I am bigger and stronger than this and it will not keep me down.  I have one thing to say to you back pain, (cover your ears if you don't like bad words)  GFY!  That's right, GFY back pain!  I am going to run, walk, bike and learn to swim and be the best I can be and you are not going to stop me.

Honestly, I know DH is going to think I will make things worse, so I will do what the docs say, but I will not sit still.  I am ready to get better and I plan to be better sooner than later.

I have big race plans in my further and I will not miss out on them.  I will finish 13.1 in October and then from there the world.  Ha Ha, just kidding.  Or, am I...

Hope you are having a great day.

Run strong, think big!

8 comments:

  1. Take care of yourself. I hope you feel better soon. Great job getting a run in. I know how great a run can feel when life is frustrating!

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    1. Thanks, it did make me feel better! Today, well that is another story...

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  2. No, you're not kidding, you will rock that 13.1 and you will be so much stronger for it! Pool work sounds optimal, as it's no impact. They told me to try that, too, but, they have never seen this body in a bathing suit which isn't made for 'working out', but rather is made for 'laying out'. Not that I lay out, because I don't {read: major ADD here}, but, you get the idea. Anyway, stay healthy and respect the pain. Don't overdo it, you'll end up off the road for longer if you do.

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    1. Thanks Hot Mama, I won't overdo it. I see the doc in a week and I did find a place that gives adult swim lessons. I plan to see the doc first before I sign up. I am seeing Tri's in my future. : )

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  3. I'm struggling to be patient, too... just this week of ankle pain is enough to drive me crazy! Definitely stay active in whatever way is safe... we need those endorphins. :)

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    1. Hang in there Laura! I will be safe, thanks!

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  4. Yay!! Hey if it doesn't hurt and makes you feel better, all the more power to ya sister!! Have you read Mom Vs Marathon's story about how she started exercising when she had back issues and now she runs and exercises to keep the pain from coming back? Check her blog out: http://momvsmarathon.sanitydepartment.com/2012/03/01/why-you-should-exercise-every-day-plus-random-thoughts-on-running/

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    1. Yes, Kris I have read it and we have been talking through email. She has a great story and I am excited to hear that she got through it and came out a better runner for it. She has been very helpful to me the last couple day, and for that I am so thankful. Today, I woke up feeling really good. What a difference from yesterday when I couldn't stand up straight. Hanging in there! Thanks!

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