Why Mama Didn't Run Today...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Not missing in action

Just so busy with my school work. It's my first time at school full-time in years. I am doing really well but I do nothing but homework. The nice thing about it that I love the program and am learning so much.

I have a few new blogs that I had to design for some of my classes. One is a work in progress and will be updated as the semester goes on. It is for Biomechanics http://brennanbehindtheline.blogspot.com/. The other one is for my Drug Use and Abuse class http://drugfreejersey.blogspot.com/. Who knew having a running blog would help me out in school?

I am trying to squeeze in a workout here or there but that is the way it has to be for right now. Looking forward to my break in January. I will be spending most of it at the gym!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I want to ride my bicycle...

I started last Sunday with a "fun" bike ride up to the boardwalk. The fun is in quotes because while it was only a few miles each way and we were heading up there to have sushi, the fact is that I was scared. I haven't been on a bike in YEARS!! I was scared of going over the bridge, scared that I would be in pain since I am still recovering, but mostly I was scared that I wouldn't be able to do it.

I did do it and I really enjoyed it, except for the pain from the seat. WTF is up with that?? So the next morning I got up and rode my bike to the gym. Did back and bi's and then got back on the bike and rode home. Both days were probably between 5-6 miles. I'm not sure so I will have to figure it out the next time I go.

Tuesday morning I dropped Ian off at preschool and had 3 hours to kill. I threw my Garmin on, got on the bike and rode 9.75 miles to my boyfriends house. The gears on the right side were not working at all so it was kind of a struggle either peddling fast like the Wicked Witch or slowly and painfully. A mile from Conans house I passed a bike shop http://www.ebicycles.com/listing/shore-cycling-sports-nj.html that is new to the area. They opened the door as I drove past. I figured that was a sign so I pulled in and the guy fixed the bike in 10 minutes for $6.41. So much better than the $50 and no bike for a week quote I got at the bike shop in my town. The last mile was a breeze with a working bike.

I had some pain in my middle back from riding so I took a few days off. Went to the Chiropractor to get fixed up yesterday and will be back at ASAP!

Monday, May 24, 2010

And again

So I posted that, started off at the gym slowly. Picked a race to run and ended up getting sick. I had an infection in my left breast and after 2 months on antibiotics they decided I needed surgery. I went in last Tuesday, May 18th and will get my stiches out this Wednesday. I am hoping for the okay to exercise cause I am really sick of waiting.

I had a plan to be down 53 by 35. I got set back quite a bit of time so I am going to just take it as it goes. After my appointment I will pick another race date for my first 5k.

I have been really run down with the infection and all the meds I was on so I know it will be a slow start but I am okay with that. I am just looking forward to starting at all!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

"Don't Call it a Comeback"

When I think of a comeback LL comes to mind so I had no choice for the title. But this is a comeback and hopefully it is a big one...

Things have changed in my life.

I lost a lot. My husband, my dog who I visit with as often as I can but still miss terribly, and the security of owning a home.

I gained a lot. I have a new place that I call home, a new gym to work out in, and I have the love and support of a great man, Conan, whom I am sure you will hear lots about.

But the things that matter the most remained the same. I have the loves of my life, Kaleigh and Ian, I have my parents to whom I am forever indebted to, and I have a supportive sister who has been through the same to turn to when I need advice or when I need a laugh.

There is one thing I can tell you that I have gained from all of this; STRENGTH.

I was unable to keep up with a workout regimine during this transition but that will be the first thing I will work to get into my life. I am ready to start living my new life. I will be starting from scratch again but with an advantage this time. I know how much I love to lift. I know how running makes me feel. I know the positive changes it makes on my body and also on my mind.

I am back people and I know that I can do this.