Wednesday, October 29, 2008

so last week, after my 10k, my foot started hurting. i went to the doctor because i didnt want to end up causing more damage by just working through the pain. i had read online it could be a lot of things, some serious. anyways, it turns out i have...

peroneal tendinitis

so i have to do some stretches and strengthening exercises and then i can run again. maybe in two weeks. until then, it will just be spin spin spin. and maybe a yoga thrown in. what can i say, i live in austin.. im practically required to do yoga.. oh and eat organic food. im a little annoyed about the tendinitis. turns out its common in weak ankles / feet. so of course it happend the left ankle (aka the bad one). its worthless. i would probably be better off with a pirate peg leg.

Monday, October 27, 2008

yesterday, i went to a new running store. i got a coupon at the 10k i ran for 20$ off, which in my opinion, is a great coupon. so i wanted to get new shoes. and get this..

they had me run on a treadmill and video taped it! then they played it back in slow motion! it was awesome. and the guy at the store claims that i have a good strike. aka i hit the ground correctly.


lately ive been thinking that i must be running like an idiot to be having so many aches and pains. so i ended up buying mizunos again but in a different style. i like them and they arent too expensive.

then i went to school and made little progress. i am easily distracted. especially since i dont have internet at home... saves me money but wastes a lot of time in my office.. oh well.

then i tried a new workout class: spinning (45 min) and yoga (45 min) and it was awesome. i think i need some more stretching in my life. i was hesitant to go because the instructor is annoying.. but there was a sub! so i got lucky. i think ill try and go next sunday too. then i went to the store and got stuff to make black bean quesadillas and corn salsa (recipe from women's health magazine)

i liked this meal for 3 reasons:
1) it was cheap
2) it was easy
3) it was delicious

Sunday, October 19, 2008

today i ran in a 10k and i set a new PR. for those of you who dont know, PR (personal record).

10k - 1:01:06 (9:50/mile)

i am very excited. my friend and i set a goal of beating our 10k times and we both succeeded. actually, we smashed them.

so here is the breakdown... the first mile was super crowded and i tried not to run too fast so that i wouldnt be out of energy later. i decided i needed to pace off of someone so that i didnt have to worry about pacing myself. well the girl i picked was a little bit faster and i only kept up with her for the first 3 miles. oh and right when i was loosing her, she took off her shirt and ran in a sports bra. i was kinda frustrated by that because this clearly marked that she was better. so then i just ran and tried to stay at a good speed and was finishing each mile under the 10min mark. i was pretty happy. then i sprinted the last 0.2 mile and beat my previous PR.

all in all, it was good race.

Friday, October 17, 2008

i just read this on a blog i read, and i totally agree that it is great advice.

"Everything you experience today is the result of choices you have made in the past…If you don't like what you are producing and experiencing, you have to change your responses….Change your habits." - Jack Canfield

it seems simple, but sometimes i forget.

i am incredibly unhappy with my "job" lately and i need to change my habits because i dont like being unhappy and i am making everyone around me unhappy too.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

i finished a book last night.

:: nineteen minutes - jodi picoult

i was engaging but not the best book ever. its kinda depressing. i should have guessed that from a) the summary of the book and b) the last book i read by the same author. this book was about a high school shooting. i think i need some new books/authors. any ideas?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

awhile ago, i read about a documentary about running a marathon and it finally came out on netflix. so earlier this afternoon i watched the "spirit of the marathon."

warning: this is a long trailer.

the movie was amazing. it was so inspirational. i think anyone who runs or thinks about running should watch it asap. the movie covers several peoples journeys who are running in the chicago marathon and also interviews famous runners. it was good. i think ill watch it again before my half marathon for that extra bit of inspiration.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

its official. i am signed up. i cant back out now. i will be running 13.1 miles on feb. 15, 2009.

i have a lot of work to do.