Hello September. Nice to see you, oh wait. It's practically October. Yep, practically October & I can't even tell you the last time I exercised. Well, before last night. Back in May I started running, but I must have forgotten in June, because well....I stopped! I ran the Spring Lake Five, or shall I say, my friend Suzanne dragged my ass most of the way, but I still did it. I think that was the last race I ran. Oh wait, we did the George Sheehan in June. Yeah, that sucked. It was hot & we walked some. Oh well. What can you do?
So last night I went home & packed my gym bag & went to the gym. I hadn't even noticed that my fancy food store like gym pass had fallen off my key ring. Luckily they gave me a nice new one. Lets see if I keep using it!
Now for some of you that don't know this, I had some ankle issues a few weeks back which required me to wear this hideous boot. By far the ugliest piece of footwear I have ever worn. It did the trick & my ankle seems better. But I didn't get a lot of great news from the doctor. His exact words were - that's an angry ankle. No, that would be me doctor, the angry girl, with the bum ankle.
I have been a bit nervous about running on it. I could tell from looking at the X-Ray that there was minimal, if any cartilage, left in the ankle joint. At one point he said it was an ugly joint. I take umbrage at that! :) Ugly is so...well mean! But he's right & something tells me that all the pounding I have done over the years has taken its toll.
When I got to the gym I decided to take it easy & swim. A quick half hour to get myself back into some type of workout plan. Thankfully the pool was not crowded. As I reached in my bag I grabbed a green swim cap. Little did I realize til I got in the pool that it was the cap I had worn when I did the Alcatraz triathlon. Wow. I bet people were thinking....where'd she steal that hat? That girl doesn't look like she could escape from anything. Maybe she's a San Francisco seal lion. Because that's what I looked like in my new suit. Which by the way, fit on the bottom, but not on top. Ugh...one size is too small & this new one is too big....except in the stomach. Great.
I did feel like my old self (plus a few pounds) in the pool last night. I think I will keep this up for a bit. Maybe try jogging a bit tomorrow. We are walking (thanks to my lousy ankle) in the Tunnel to Towers Run this weekend. I hope the weather is nice. I convinced Jerry's niece to do it with us this year. I think that would make him very happy.
Thanks for reading!
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Hello there Five Faithful Followers! I have been all over the map this summer & haven't really worked out at all. No running, no swimming, no biking. Ugh! It's like the No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service Sign. Oh wait, or is that No Dice? Lets see who gets that reference!
I can't believe there's only two more weeks left this summer. Holy crap how the time has flown. I do have a race in September - the Tunnel to Towers Run & I have have have to start training for this 6 mile bridge run in South Jersey/PA in November. No snow, no snow, no snow please!!!!!
I've been to the island a few times this summer & it has been really relaxing. I even went for a really (really) short swim the other day & remembered how much I love to swim, but hate getting wet. Ironic, no? So I will have to get back to some sort of training schedule right after Labor Day. Because this bridge run is not going to run itself!
Here's a pic of us from the island this past week. Please excuse the lack of makeup. It was really great catching up with everyone & catching bats! But that's a story for another day!!!!
Hard to believe this was 24 years in the making. :)