Archive for February, 2011

2011
28
Feb
15:25

whine? yes, please.

   Posted by: arcanai    in feelin bad, getting healthy

i’m feeling so despondent about my half marathon coming up in six days.  for six+ weeks, my training was going awesome and i was truly feeling GREAT about my running.  i just KNEW that i was going to kick that ½’s butt!  after two weeks of knee and hip pain, and only managing to put in a whopping four miles total last week, and another not good feeling three miles today… i think all of my hopes for this 13.1 are gone.  in fact, i have grave concerns about even being able to match last year’s time.  i’m trying to look at the silver lining and resign myself to the fact that i can still go out there and have fun with all our peeps and cross the finish line when i can but i can’t get over the disappointment in my heart after all of the hard work i’ve put in and how fabulous i was feeling about it just a short time ago.

2011
16
Feb
10:49

feeling disheartened

   Posted by: arcanai    in getting healthy

i have done such a fantastic job with all of my training.  overall, i have stuck to the schedule and i’ve felt great about it.  so i find it wholly disheartening that now, on my biggest run week, right before the glorious taper, i am having pains.  :-(   for some reason that i truly do not understand, the *back* of my left knee has been bothersome since the beginning.  not really a “hurt” or “pain” but a chronic annoyance.  how the heck do you aggravate the back of your knee while running?!  anyhow, this week the annoyance has turned to ouch.  which doesn’t make any sense because last week was a light week and i took it easy and didn’t push.  also on my left, the “knuckle” on my middle toe is swollen to twice its size and hurts to walk on.  i have no idea why.  i’m pretty sure i have not injured it recently.  it is the toe that i broke before our grand canyon trip last year so i don’t know if 6 weeks of ground-pounding has just inflamed that old injury or what.  it sucks.  lastly, out of the blue, there is a spot in the front size of my right hip that is making itself known when i walk.  see, this is why i didn’t want to turn thirty.  all my training was going great but have a birthday and i start falling apart.  i had to do my monday four miles on the treadmill thanks to the strawberry festival fences not being dismantled in a timely manner at my park and it was a pain-filled four miles.  honestly, i would have quit after 1/2 a mile if i had been in there alone.  since there were two guys in the gym, i hated to look like a wimp by leaving after a whopping 5 or 6 minutes on the treadmill.  tonight i have to run six and i am really hoping that all of these aches and pains either let up or work their way out during the run.

2011
9
Feb
20:51

the problem with missing one…

   Posted by: arcanai    in Nuthin' Special

is that it’s just so easy to miss more.  i slacked monday because i felt like the crud in the tread of old shoes.  so i did monday’s run yesterday and was going to do yesterday’s five miles today… and i would have but hubby walked outside and came back in with a diatribe about being sick of being so cold… next thing i know we’re snuggled up under a blankie on the couch watching a movie.  and it was so, so easy to skip the run.  such is life.  i’ll do five tomorrow on the bridge instead of the four on the schedule.  i’m really not worried about it because my training has been going so well and i don’t feel like this little bit of slacking is going to hurt my race at all.  it’s just funny how easy it is to get lazy now.

2011
4
Feb
20:48

incomplete

   Posted by: arcanai    in Nuthin' Special

this week will be the first week of my training that i didn’t complete all of my runs. i know it’s not going to be a big deal in the grand scheme of things but i was so proud of how well i was sticking to my schedule so it feels kind of like a let down. it’s just been a poor weather week. my tuesday night run got moved to wednesday night due to severe storms on tuesday. last night’s bridge run got rained out. if i hadn’t been fighting a cold all week, i might have gone out and run in the rain but running in 40° rain would not be conducive to staying healthy. turned out to be just as well since a major migraine started last night anyhow. the bright side… i’ll be running eleven miles in the morning on semi-fresh legs.  now if i could just get my head to stop throbbing…