Monday, April 25, 2011

Like a Rock Star

Last week I was all bitchy and whiny, complaining about how "hard" life is, blah blah blah.

After I got the negative Nancy out, I decided I needed to make a plan. First on the agenda is finding a time to run, and today was the test launch of operation lunch run. It went really well. I got in a great 4 miles in 40 minutes, leaving me time to change before and after. Then I just snacked on some pita and hummus to appease my appetite. I had to go back to work all smelly, but I don't really care. Who's going to complain? C25Karen? BTW: I'm outing her and at the same time asking for suggestions. Karen hasn't run in an entire week (Bad Karen!) but she says that her legs have been hurting, kind of like shin splints but not shin splints (I have no idea). Any input/suggestions for this beginner?

Anywho, I have decided to rock this whole working mom thing. It really erks me when someone suggests that my life before was just some lazy walk down the effing beach. It wasn't hard or anything, but it was challenging in different ways. Ha! Look at me bitching again.

Oh, I ran in my Vibrams today. They were rubbing a little bit of a blister on the ball of my foot. It will callus over soon, and everything will be fine. Other than that, it was a great run. I can tell a huge difference in my stride. I prance more, but in a good, hardcore bad ass kind of way.

Lets see if I can make it a 20+ mile week.


  1. I have read this blog, I am glad to see that you are feeling better. Hope the rest of your week is just as good. I LOVE YOU

  2. Glad you're getting a schedule together and getting your running consistent!

    Tell your friend to run with a stride that resembles yours more - even though she has conventional shoes, that's no excuse for poor form. Higher knees, shorter strides that allow for landing on the middle of the foot rather than the heel, less up and down movement of the torso. That should help with some of the impact. Also have her to exercises to strengthen her shins and put extra time in stretching the calves after she runs.