Sunday, March 8, 2009


I see that when I leave a comment on a post of The Bloggess, I tend to get hits from it. Sorry to disappoint; I'm not funny like her at all. I have a few humorous posts, but mostly I post about my everyday life and my efforts to become fit and hot. I mean strong. Yes, fit and strong (and by strong I mean hot).

Anyway, I ran ten miles again yesterday. I improved on my last time by seven minutes; I finished it in 1:58:17. The run was similar to my last ten miler; I felt good during the run, still had adrenaline after I finished, then had excruciating pain and fatigue for the rest of the day. I did another ice bath, and to tell you the truth, I couldn't get the water cold enough. My poor legs were on fire and crying for the coldness. It was definitely needed.

It is now Sunday night, and my right knee is just now starting to feel like I can start to use it again. These long runs are really hard on me, but I can continue them until the half marathon in April. After that, I will go back to a much lighter running schedule. I'm thinking two 3 milers during the week, and a 6 miler on Saturday (still doing spinning classes for supplemental cardio). I want to stay strong and in shape, but I don't want to tear my body apart doing it.

I'm still raising money for Team in Training. I appreciate any donations. Part of what keeps me going with this is knowing that if it gets too hard, I have the option to quit; but victims of blood cancers do not have that option. And believe me, it gets much, much harder for them than my piddly little long runs. Thanks to all who have supported me.

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