Wednesday, September 15, 2010

soooo tired

I've been dragging my butt for the past two days. On top of being completely sore in my upper legs Jayden has been up at 5:00 the past two nights. I can tell he's teething and I feel so bad for him, he has such a hard time with every tooth he gets. But bringing him to bed with me is the end of my sleep. I'm kicked in the throat, headbutted, pushed off the bed. He's horrible to sleep with! Plus, I'm so anxious about our upcoming vacation I can't sleep well. I keep tossing and turning and waking up every hour or two. And since I've just gotten rid of my cough I'm really worried that this lack of sleep is going to cause it to come back. UUgggg.

Short runs these past two days. I took it slow since my legs are still hurting. I don't want to injure myself. Mostly power walking with a light jog here and there. We won't get to Florida until Sunday afternoon so I won't be able to get my long run in until Monday morning. Hopefully once we arrive in Florida I'll be able to sleep better at least. I'm going to have to do my runs either early in the morning or at nap time. The time share we have has a fitness center and I'm going to look up local high schools to find a track for my long runs. Let's see how these lungs hold up in Florida weather. I never thought all this would be on the agenda for a vacation!

Unfortunately the RT at my clinic didn't come through in time and I won't have the acapella in time for this vacation, so I have to lug the vest down with me. Boo.

Honestly I'm so tired it's only 8:00 but I'm doing my nebs now and then going straight to bed. Good Night all.

Monday, September 13, 2010

15 miles & a layer of salt

Fifteen miles, 3 hours, 3 blisters, 1 sore toe, and a layer of salt so thick that it actually looked like I dusted my forehead and neck in chalk! But I feel fantastic!! I licked my lips a few times and they tasted like the dead sea. Yuck! Overall, I actually had much better time and endurance than I expected. But I guess that's the point of all this training. I ran 4 miles, walked 1, repeat, ran 2 walked 1, ran 2. My heart rate was still climbing a little higher than I would have liked, but my body is still getting used to all this exercise. I didn't fall short of breath not once, that is quite the accomplishment for me! I concentrated on deep breaths in through the nose and slow exhale out through the mouth. And it worked. My legs started to hurt around mile 12, but not nearly as bad as two weeks ago, and no knee pain either! Yay! Only one cough the entire run, finally these meds seemed to get rid of whatever it was that was causing me to cough.

Fifteen miles! I've tracked 15 miles on my odometer and wow that's a long distance. Completing 15 and feeling great after makes me certain that I can and will push myself to the limits and cross that finish line at 26.2. I think my adrenaline is still pumping 20hrs later.

The next thing I'm going to work on is running different terrain. So far I've done all of my long runs on flat surfaces. I don't have a running partner so I've felt too uncomfortable to run on trails alone incase something happens. I've stuck to more populated areas like the track. But I know NYC isn't as flat as a track so I have to work on my hills. Thinking I'll start this week by increasing the slope on the treadmill during my short runs and see how it effects me. Just take it slow like I have everything else.

I'm still so excited about this!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Ten miles and still a cough

Ten mile run this morning finished in 2 hrs. I'm glad to see that I'm now able to keep up the 5mph pace for 10 miles. Next week is going to be a rough one.. 15 miles! Yikes. I think my average speed is definately going to be slower once I go past 10. I just can't keep running at the same pace. My legs start to burn and ache. I wound up at the gym on the treadmill for this one. Just a late start to the day. My SIL and BIL stayed the weekend and we stayed up late each night. And it didn't help that Jayden wound up in bed with us at 3:30am. Daddy is such a sucker he hates to hear him cry.

I just realized this weekend that I ran out of refills for HS. So now I have to remember to call Dr.B tomorrow so she can call it in so I'll have it in time for vacation. I still haven't heard anything back about the acapella...ggrrr. I really wanted it for vacation so I didn't have to lug the entire vest along.

I'm still coughing more than I'd like and it's really annoying me. I feel so great and my PFT's have never been higher but here I started this annoying cough. I'm only coughing up stuff 2-3 times a day, but I wasn't coughing at all for the past 7 months. September is generally my "sick" month with the change in weather and my allergies and asthma acting up. I'm 95% better this September than I have been for the past 7 Septembers so I think I'm going to make it though with all new meds added to my regimine.