Friday, February 15, 2008


I orignally started training for this marathon on my own in October...I lasted about 3 days before giving myself a nasty knee injury and having to take about a month off. Once I started running again I went to a local running shop and got fitted for the right shoes - or so I thought. My knee wasn't hurting, but I had the shin splints from hell. They would kick in within a couple of minutes and by the end of my run, I could hardly walk. I tried everything...stretching, ice, Advil, running through the pain (the worse thing you can do, apparently), time off...nothing would help. Finally I took three weeks off in January and figured I'd just start up again when my running group started. I kept thinking that maybe I was moving too fast and join the group would help me slow down.

Well tomorrow will be my third run with the group and already I'm to the point where I have a hard time walking after runs. I couldn't even get my weekly runs in because of the pain. When I tried on Wednesday I had to quit after 15 minutes. After talking to several people at work and on (love my nesties!) I realized that maybe I didn't have the right shoes afterall. I went to a different shop tonight after work and after running in three different pair of shoes on their treadmill as they filmed me I think I have my issue straightened out. So, here I sit, $100 poorer and with bags of ice on my legs. Wish me luck for tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

And we begin...

Wow...I've totally ignored the whole blog thing for a while...I thought for sure I'd be better at it than this. Anyway, while it's no excuse, things have gotten CRAZY around here!

I started running with a beginners group last Saturday and so far, so good. We only run for 60 seconds and then walk for 4 least for this first week. In all our "runs" last about 30 minutes. There were a ton of people who joined though! I was expecting about 20 or so people, but I was completely was more like 200! Granted, a bunch of them are in the more advanced groups but there were still about 100 people in mine. I think it's going to be fun though. I didn't really talk to anyone that first day, but I'm hoping to get to know more people and make some new friends as the training progresses.

Another thing that has kept me from posting is the new job that I started this past Monday. I'm back in public accounting, doing audits but I think this will be a good change Cross your fingers and lets see how it goes.