A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

A Saturday Run! (In my Wal Mart shorts!)

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I try to keep it real here.

I am NOT 100%.

My hip is not perfect.

My knee is not perfect.

But today, I had a good run!

It was really warm and sunny, but I soaked in every bead of sweat and every endorphin!

I had some coffee, half a bowl of shredded wheat, and put on my new Wal Mart shorts. ($7.88!!!!) I felt good, and had good feelings about what was to come.


I kept thinking about not being "greedy", but whenever I would get into a running groove, it felt so good and I didn't want to stop. I did make myself walk. Here is as close to what I did as I can remember...

Walk 1/4 mile
Run 1 mile
Walk 1/4 mile
Run 1.5 mile
Walk 1/4 mile
Run 1/2 mile
Walk 1/4 mile
Run 1.5 mile
Walk 1/10 mile
Run 1/4 mile
Walk .15 mile

Total = 6 miles!


I stretched and foam rolled for 20 minutes afterwards. I hoped I wouldn't be in pain later... and I wasn't!


Sweaty and happy... and hopeful!?
Is it possible to feel like you are taking one step forward, yet falling apart all at one time?

20 comments:

  1. GREAT news! That is wonderful, Meg. I hope you feel good today and can continue on your road to recovery!!

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  2. I am constantly feeling like I am taking baby steps forward (also backwards) and falling apart constantly- its a never ending battle it feels like. But your patience will help you to keep moving forward! Every day I feel like I figure out something else about why my body has given me so many issues (even though Im feeling better Im not 100%) and it is so frustrating!

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    1. I wish you didn't feel the same why I do because it is such a sucky feeling! Each morning when I wake up is a crap shoot on how I will feel. Soooo frustrating.

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  3. What fun - I bought those short too! But mine are black w/white stripes. A great deal, right?? That is awesome that you are starting to run again. Today was my 2nd day back to running and it sucked big time. So humid and hard I was dragging all the way. Oh well, those days will happen! Keep it up!

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    1. Yeah, awesome deal!! I bought 4 pairs and am wondering if I should go buy more.... You just cannot beat that price!

      I am sorry your run was bad. I attempted a few miles on Fri and it was not great so I had to stop. Then Sat was good. Hopefully your next one will be good too!

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  4. I need to go get me some shorts!

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    1. It's the danskin brand... built in underwear... TONS of colors!

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  5. That is really great news that you didn't have any pain after six miles! I knew I needed to take a full week off of running last month because I would feel great during the run but feel just awful afterwards.

    Do you know we don't have a Walmart? It's really weird. Since we moved to east fort lauderdale three years ago I haven't been inside of a walmart. We do have a Target though!

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    1. Wow, I thought they had wal marts everywhere! I know it is not the greatest place to shop at... example: I bought my niece and American flag skirt for $4.88 and it was made in Bangledesh.... but it is so close and convenient for certain items. Normally their clothes are so oddly made but the shorts were Danskin so I think that is one of the most legit brands they have.

      I like Target! I barely ever buy clothes or shoes there but it is fun to look. One of the reasons is their juniors clothes are so tiny my thighs don't fit into them!

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  6. I a so glad that you were able to get in a good run. I feel like the older I get, the more I am teetering on injuries, I have to be more careful now, and take more rest breaks. I just ran a half today, so I will be recuperating next week with some time off...
    Love the shorts...I need to replace a lot of my shirts. I wish the cheaper chain stores sold technical shirts with the anti-stink stuff...yeah, my stuff is old. AND SMELLY.

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    1. I hope you had a great half! I am sure I will read about it. :) I had to throw out some tanks recently due to the smell factor.... and don't even get me started on my lifting gloves!!

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  7. I am so happy for you that you got in some quality, (basically) pain-free running miles! I know how amazing it feels to have a fantastic run when you have been needing to take some time off so your body can heal.

    I know what you mean about a few steps forward and then falling apart as well. If it's not one thing, it's another. Obviously if you have a physical injury you need to rest, but running is just sometimes 10X harder one day than the previous day without any injury. I have gotten much better about taking what running gives me that day, but I used to wake up with a pit in my stomach before I started running, scared that it would feel impossible. I would sometimes scare myself out of running! I started not to over think things and just go with it...

    I hope things continue in the positive direction for you with your running ;)

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    1. Thank you for sharing Eugenia. I really hope so too. I need to start writing a plan for myself so I don't overdo things because that could easily happen.

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  8. I'm so happy you had a great run! I need to check at Walmart to see if they have those shorts in my size!! They are super cute :-)

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    1. I really feel the need to share the good news about the shorts! They are a little longer than I like but for 7.88 I can deal with it.

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  9. Awesome! It's great to be feeling good I am sure.
    I love Wal Mart $$ I have a bunch of running stuff from there :)
    You look all muscular - good definition :) don't you love it?!

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    1. THANK YOU. Yes, I love having definition! Wish I could work my legs like I work my upper body.

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  10. I think the walk breaks were a smart idea! I'm glad you had a good one...and your Walmart shorts are super cute haha!

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    1. I am definitely not too cool for wally world shorts. :)

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