Tuesday, May 3, 2011
April 28th, May 1st & 2nd – 3.70 Mile Run, Sprain & 1.5 Mile Swim
The continued prayer is, “Lord keep me focused. Keep my mind stayed on You. Help me to bring You praise. I know You believe in me. Please help me in my unbelief. Amen.”
April was a rough month for fitness. I did just over 30 miles for the entire month and I can’t remember the last time my mileage was that low.
Nothing I can do about that except keep moving forward.
April 28th – 3.70 Mile Run
This was a great run. It was a new route…. partially. I didn’t want to do too much distance because the race that I am training for is only 3 miles. I am more interested in strength training. But I noticed that if I took a left turn on a route that I do frequently, I could find a new route that was partially trail and had more challenging terrain and elevation. So I wanted to give it try.
That’s what this run was about.
This was the first run I’ve done in a while that was in proper running shoes. Seemed like it should have been good, but I was actually in quite a bit of pain when I was done.
May 1st – SPRAIN!!!!
Chris and I spent the weekend doing yard work. Chris did most of the work and I am crazy proud of him! We replaced the sod on the front half of our rather large front yard.
Replacing your own sod will remind you why it was a good idea to stay in school. I am in awe of people who do that kind of thing well and I am *SO* grateful that I don’t do that kind of work to make my living. It is *hard* work!!!
After we were done with everything, I was watering some spare sod in the backyard, stepped in a hole that Sarah had dug and rolled my ankle. Argh!!!
So frustrating. I was supposed to run that day but that was put on hold. Being middle aged is really getting on my nerves!
May 2nd – 1.5 Mile Swim
I didn’t work out on Saturday because we spent the day laying sod. I skipped my workout yesterday because I hurt myself doing something lame. I absolutely had to do something today. My only option was to swim.
The community pool is down the street about a mile away and I am not healthy enough to run even that far so I had to drive. It is frustrating when my body betrays me but if I want to compete well at the race this weekend, I have to be realistic about my limitations.
So I put on the two-piece, which is new for me. I usually only wear a two-piece in my back yard. Not that I’m shy. I like what I have to work with and I’m very objective about myself. I’m not one of those super skinny chicks who thinks she’s fat. Neither am I one of those who’s circus fat and thinks she’s Kelly Ripa. I’m a woman-sized woman. Curvy and OK with it.
So I dragged my curves out to the public pool, paid the entry fee, limped across the deck and dropped in. I was totally indifferent toward the aqua aerobics class that was in session and the super hot, young life guards who are there for my protection.
This swim was great. I was able to swim a mile in 30 minutes. That’s really good for me. It used to take me nearly an hour to swim a mile. I thought I would still have a little trouble with my ankle, but it was great! Absolutely wonderful the entire time. No pain. No cramping in my feet like I thought I would. I was able to forget I was injured for a few minutes.
So I swam another half mile and went home. I should sleep well. Looking forward to a good race this weekend. Fingers crossed!