|November 13, 2013||Posted by Carrie under injury, Running|
Squeee! Look at that… 3 days in a row of blogging. I must be making this all a priority right now – Three Things Thursday 1. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. My ankle is feeling amazing. Pretty much zero pain since the cortisone injection 2 weeks ago! YAY!! However, a few other stupid […] more
|November 3, 2013||Posted by Carrie under injury, Running|
I didn’t really mind the time change… but, the first day of the fall back is rough for me. It’s now 8PM as I sit down to start this and I’m so completely ready for bed. I’m usually ready by 8:30/9:00, so this time change kills me for a while. ***yawn*** I do have some […] more
|October 27, 2013||Posted by Carrie under bloggers, dogs, Running|
I went for a run twice this weekend and things were great – which made me think about good things happening right now – so, I thought to share what I’m loving these days: 1. My walking buddies are awesome. My friend Coco has written several times about how her dog motivates her to get […] more
|September 2, 2013||Posted by Carrie under Running|
I went for a run yesterday that was so much fun. My running friend had a kid event that made it so I had to run alone for the second time this weekend. I went out without a plan. For some crazy reason, I decided that hills would be fun. So, I ran a bit […] more
I went for a run yesterday that was so much fun. My running friend had a kid event that made it so I had to run alone for the second time this weekend. I went out without a plan. For some crazy reason, I decided that hills would be fun. So, I ran a bit and got to this long uphill. I decided to keep with my 2:1 intervals and just keep going until my turnaround. It wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be. And then I got to run back down.
Running is fun. The entire run was fun. I finished with 4 miles including my warm up and cool down and it was all great.
My fashion sense is awesome, right?
I wore my Tommie Copper compression socks the other day for my run and my ankle felt a little better. So, I thought I’d stick with that.
I never have pain in my ankle when I run. But, the pain is still there when I poke around or when I flex my ankle at side angles. So, maybe the compression isn’t helping anything but my mental state.
I love that running doesn’t aggravate my toe. I did take my dogs for a long walk on Sunday that wasn’t too bad on my toe, but there was a dull ache there by the time I was done. We walked slowly so I was careful not to push off when my foot was behind me.
So, back to running being fun. It really is. Without having a plan right now, or any sort of goals other than getting in some exercise, it’s just fun. I run whatever pace I feel like running and I listen to music and I just enjoy the time.
In an effort to stay with the “Running is fun” mentality, I’ve decided that the LA Marathon this spring is not going to happen for me. I’m not ready right now to have running become a chore for me. It’s fun. I’m not ready to dedicate the number of hours it will take to train. The time could be made, it’s just that I am not willing to undertake that commitment right now. I also know that I’m starting out on sketchy ground as far as injuries go and it’s just going to get worse ramping up the mileage. And with my tiny little number of base miles right now, I’d have to start training now. There’s no way I’d make it through 30 weeks of training without an injury. I know it.
Again on the order of having fun – I’m going ahead with the plan to run the Ragnar race in celebration of my friend Amy’s birthday in April. Weeeee!!!! Training to run 13+ miles over two days is entirely different than training for 26.2 all at once. Last time I ran Ragnar, my longest run ever had been less than 10 miles. I think the training mileage is well within my scope. And, the race itself is really fun! Of course, there’s a small chance Dancing Girl will have a dance competition that weekend like she did 2 years ago, but we’ve already got a contingency plan and I should know within the next few days on that one.
More fun that running brings: This past weekend, I got to visit with some of my favorite running friends – Melissa and Kat! They were both running the Disneyland Dumbo Double Dare and Kat (along with Pavement Runner and See Sharp Run) organized a fun blogger meetup on Saturday.
(picture from Kat’s FB Page)
And one final note about running being fun – look at this awesome picture – I wouldn’t get to see this stuff if I didn’t go out for a run.