Monthly Archives: February 2014

Go ahead! Do the bike thing.

 After my no-activity weekend, a follow up visit to the chiropractor on Monday reveals that I am still not ready for high-impact activities.

Verdict number 2: – NO activities for the week,

                                       – NO jumping during Carnival activities

So, while avoiding high-impact sports I turn to the thing I have been avoiding, biking. It is awesome, I totally forgot the feeling of being on a bike.  I am happy and now, I want to do it again, and again, and again. Scheduling a weekly biking and swimming hour into my training schedule, will compensate for dropping the extra days of running. Obviously my spine needs me to take it easier on myself. Hopefully, after my chiropractic visit today I will get cleared for running next week. I am staring to miss running, after years of not doing it… 😉

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The verdict, doctor’s orders…

As I am reaching the end of my first training schedule, I feel happy and confident that I have made it, this far without quitting. I am a quitter, I love to leave thing unfinished… That sewing project, is still waiting. My career as an artist, is still waiting on that portfolio… let’s not talk about that college degree, which is missing only my thesis, the biggest and hardest part. But this I am confident I can handle. Monday I did my first ever 2.75 miles, without many walking breaks, I was exhilarated. I could have gone the whole 5K, was it not for the training schedule telling me that’s the distance for this week, and the fact that it would mean, a longer walk back to my car. Continue reading The verdict, doctor’s orders…

Trail and Error….

Sometimes it’s more like being stubborn and pay for it later…I know better, but sometimes I have these laps in good judgement. Like a few days ago, I was pretty busy all afternoon, so automatically upon reaching home, I go eat… I’m starving naturally, and so it begins:

Eat!Drink. Indulge. Change. Hop in bed! Nap, Nap, Nap…Wake up, Change, Go Run!

The moment I closed my eyes, I knew that this would end badly… Continue reading Trail and Error….

A little courage is needed!

Week 4 of running is going awesome!

I like myself…the amount of self-love is a bit nauseating, I am awesome! Slowly and steadily adding distance to my runs, it feels like a piece of cake, sometimes more like a slap in the face… a death wish… but then when it’s al over, I’m revived, and ready for the next training session…

What I am struggling with though, is to find the courage to get back on the bike… The road, my enemy, my archenemy scares me… OK, not much so the road, as the amount of hills, the abusive wind, the scorching sun and the traffic 😦

All elements I find to tell myself that it’s ok to not start biking yet… yes I know, “what a sissy, Continue reading A little courage is needed!