Sunday, February 28, 2010

Headcold, Running and the Chiropractor!

And I thought a bum knee was bad! I'm hating my back right now, I hurt it about a month ago while coming out of plow pose incorrectly (a number of times), stupid I know, but now I'm at the mercy of a chiropractor who I'm hoping will fix me. He wants to see me 3 times a week, and even though he is reasonable, it's a bit much for my budget. I'm committing to a month, then I'll see where I'm at 'cuz to be honest, I'm not really loving it. I know people who swear by this guy (and other chiro's) then there are those who feel the whole thing is a sham. While I don't think it's a sham, I don't want to be a slave the adjustments for the rest of my life. So I guess I'll reevaluate the whole thing at the end of the month.

So after 3 weeks of no running, I ran a quick 2 miles yesterday. I wasn't feeling great, but the weather was so nice and the snow almost gone, so I figured I'd head out to the docks and back. I took it slow (and not on purpose, I'm just slow) about a 10 minute pace, and although my goal was to not stop, I had to twice....the chiropractor adjusted me right into a head cold and I just couldn't breathe! It was great getting out there though! I'm taking today off, but am planning on running tomorrow morning before work. Maybe for (gasp) 3 miles. We'll see how much mucous is still in me!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I got an email from Runners World stating that half marathon training starts today....guess I better get on that!

1st half - The Long Island Half May 1!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Epic Workout Sesh...ala "The Situation"

I was very Jersey Shore (the show, not the actual shore!!) this morning, I had an amazing strength workout that was much needed! I'm a cardio queen, which is good, but I really need to consistently add in the weights. I used to go to the 6am sculpt class...back when I was a morning gal, but I actually got up this morning and went, and I feel absolutely fantastic!

This week is spotty, but I'm going to try to get some quality workouts in:
Monday: 6am sculpt
Tuesday: 6am spin, followed by some abs/arms
Weds: 6:30am yoga
Thurs - Sun: Skiing!!!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Love Going to the Office in the Snow!

Ahh, snow, glorious snow! How I love you when I'm in VT skiing, not when I'm on Long Island working! We are in the process of getting dumped on, possible blizzard, but because I have a strong work ethic (umm...nope, just work for a company that never closes) I'm in my office...blogging! At least they are buying us lunch!

Ok, so onto running! I ran 6 miles last week, then that was it...nothing except some skiing. Was hoping to get another trail run in this weekend, but I doubt it with the snow. I'll have to dreadmill it. I've also decided to jump back on the Team in Training bandwagon with the new Team Deep Purple, special for alumni! A friend is also nudging me to run the Fairfield CT Half, it's in June so I'll probably sign up.

I'm looking at some other races, I figure it's about time I get my spring calendar going!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mornings! Whaaaa!!!

Why is it so hard for me to get up and do any physical activity in the morning?!?!? Every night I set my alarm for 5:40 so I can head to the gym by 6am....and every morning I roll back over and reset the clock for 7:30. It's so crazy to me! Especially since I am in bed most nights by 10 - 10:30! I need to incorporate mornings if I want to have any chance of maintaining a decent sched. My life is so busy that most nights I am booked, meaning no time for a workout. Weekends are shot because of problems! I need a sound strategy, or a kick in the ass...not sure which will work better!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

6ish Miles/6ish Degrees

Woa, so Long Island was crazy cold this weekend, like stay under the covers and don't leave the house cold. BUT, because I'm working on my fitness in a big way this winter, I was up and out to meet my club at 7am on Sat. It was great to see everyone and be back on the trail (it's been awhile). We ran the Dirty Sock 10k route which is right in my town and luckily is covered by trees to block most of the wind. I purposely didn't wear my Garmin, I wanted this to be fun and stress free, I also didn't want to obsess about how slow I have gotten. It proved to be a great decision. I was pretty happy with the run, I held my own, stayed middle of the pack for most of it and generally felt good. The most I have run in the last few weeks has been 3 miles in the dark, so this was huge for me! The only downside was the fact that my poor thighs were crazy red and a little itchy for hours after. I wore the right base layers, but I guess running in 6 degree temps will do that to ya!