I've been using the foam roller that I got and no one prepared me enough about the pain. I've had to use it in small intervals because it just hurt so bad. But I've been very faithful using it. I jumped rope for 20 minutes yesterday until I felt pain and then stopped. So last night as I was using the roller, I noticed that it didn't make me want to cry. I started thinking that maybe they were getting loosened up. It had been a whole week, so I decided I'd try and run the next day. I even had a hard time sleeping last night because I was so excited to try it. I even had the crazy idea that I could run the Logan 1/2 marathon this weekend if all goes well. I know, I'm getting carried away. I've had some tightness today since running (I should listen to my body!) so I'll keep rolling it and try for a slower 5 miles tomorrow and see how it goes. The only real reason I would consider doing the 1/2 is because on Monday I'm getting a little bellybutton hernia fixed and won't be able to run for 2 weeks. So I'd have all that time off for my knees to recover. Anyway, hooray! I can run!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I can run!
I ran today! 3 whole miles with only one twinge of pain and it was towards the end. I've really been going stir crazy around here. I made it through 11 days of eating pretty good and then some brownies showed up at my door and it all went out the window! Brownies are my ultimate weakness. Along with chips and dip and cookies and pie. I was also pretty ornery the last 5 days of those 11 days of eating good. Do you think there's a connection there? I was able to add to my weight routine and did it 3 times during the last week. I was sore pretty much everywhere all last week and into this week. I tried to jump rope but it hurt my knee about 5 minutes in.