"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I Couldn't Stand It

A good day today. Ate well and exercised in the evening after dinner by walking in the park.

During the walk a speed walker past me and reminded me that I can go faster, though I never quite caught up to her.

A few runners past me as well and suddenly I couldn't stand it. I had to jog.

For those that don't know, my hip has been bothering me when I jog ever since my 5K on April 5th. So, I've quit the regular 30-minute jogs and stuck to other workouts.

But this evening I couldn't stand simply walking fast. Before I knew it I stepped it up into a jog. I took it easy (well, that's not saying much since my jogging pace is barely about 4.3 mph - LOL ) and did walk/jog intervals for about a mile of the 2.7 miles I did on the trail.

It sure felt good, and so far my hip doesn't hurt. I came home proud of my red, sweaty face and sweat drenched t-shirt. I will sleep good tonight. (which, by the way, is a reminder of why I love to jog...I feel so good afterwards and sleep wonderfully.) :)

Oh, and in case you're wondering...I do still have plans to one day be a real runner. So stay tuned and find out more about how I plan on accomplishing this. I have plans, my friends, including not giving up, losing weight and getting fitted.

G'nite! :)

7 comments:

  1. Runner! Well, okay-- jogger! That works too!

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  2. Sweat is your friend! Good for you on the jog.

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  3. Congrats on the jog! I gave you a "Beautiful Blogger Award" on my blog. Stop by my blog to see. :-)

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  4. Way to go on running :) YOu can do it!

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  5. congrats on the jog!! I know the feeling, I haven't went jogging since the humidity dial turned up outside (I have found that I HATE running in the hot/humid weather!) but tonight on my walk it felt so good to step it up to a jog for awhile!
    My daughter runs on her high school Cross Country team and started having problems last year in her hip (after her 2nd 5k meet in one week). Turns out she has arthritis from a car accident a year before that. She still runs, but takes aleve once a day throughout the cc season. I think my fear is that I will develop something in my knee/ankle/hips if I run too hard. I'm still doing a 5k this summer (and maybe the 3k near here too).
    I love the new One more Mile t-shirt that says "first place or last place, it's still the same finish line". I don't plan on being the first group to finish. But I will be there lol

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  6. Good for you Leah! I can't wait to read more of your plans.

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  7. I'm so glad that your hip didn't bother you! Congratulations on stepping up your intensity.

    I hope you enjoyed your good night's rest.

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