"If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done."
- Peter Ustinov
Friday, January 8, 2010
mandatory rest :(
Stupid pain in the Achilles is making it hard for me to walk so no running for at least 3-4 day if not more! I am icing it and taking Advil but it's still very painful. I am sad that this happened when I just started but I it's a good thing as it will help me keep my excitement (and desired to run all the time) in check so that I don't get more serious injuries, especially for my weak spots (knees) .. oh, well, I will try to read more blogs while I am off and do pilates more often... I will also do more research for my training program and learn how to use the software that came with my Garmin 405 Forerunner so I can plot training session and track my progress.
I am 41, mom of 2 (one is 20 years old and the other is just 26 months)... I have a busy life, crazy career and a New Year's resolution to go back to running regularly. My specific goals are: 1) to run 1000+ miles in 2010 and 2) to run several 10Ks this year... or even a 1/2 marathon... I started running when I was 30 and was quitting smoking... Actually, I started power walking at first (that was the only way to deal with the cravings) and then shortly after I was so in shape that I started running... after about a year of running I got bad knee injuries and stopped ... now I want to go back thanks to the inspiration I got from my friend Anne (see my first blog for her incredible story ).