Tuesday, December 21, 2010

13.1 treadmill miles

My foot has been aching when I run so I moved my New Year's Eve Treadmill Half Marathon up to this past Sunday so I could suck it up and then rest my foot. I don't know if that's a smart move but it worked out for me!
I started running while the boys napped, so Big A moved the 'mill to the living room so I could watch Netflix while running. Well...our computer doesn't get loud enough to hear and Netflix offers ZERO captions on their instant movies, so I ended up watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Hulu instead. That lasted for not even an entire episode before Squirt decided he needed to wake up (he's been a terrible napper lately <2 hours).
So I moved BACK to the bedroom and put in "Fireproof." I love this movie, I sure do! However, it's not a running movie...I was struggling, so I popped in "National Treasure" (and wished I hadn't sent back Eclipse before I ran this distance). It worked (mostly).
I didn't run the half in the same time as when I ran it outside. I ran this is 2 hours 45 minutes and 6 seconds (whereas I ran it in 2 hours 30 minutes outside) - but I think that's great! I had to walk, especially toward the end. My hip cramped, my knee hurt, my foot ached. But I pushed through and made it to the end.
And then I did a stupid thing and stepped on the scale. I am up 3 pounds from sometime in November. I know, that's not a big deal but when the Wii says I'm overweight, it makes me a little sad. haha However, I'm going to stick to resting for at least a week before running (although I do plan to kick it back in with my Biggest Loser DVDs) again. And I don't plan on running a LONG run for awhile. Give my foot some time to heal (whatever's wrong with it haha).

How have your runs or workouts been lately? Remember, this is a great time of the year to resolve to take care of your body!


Tricia said...

great job! hope the foot feels better soon!

proudpatriot07 said...

Great job on the treadmill half! I'm debating a half, but the longest I've ran is 10 miles. I hope I can do it when I decide to!

That's pretty awesome that your kids managed to nap while you ran, even if they do wake up occasionally, it happens. I couldn't deal with a treadmill run without the TV though!

Amy Lauren

Kara said...

Wow! That's a long ways- good for you! Two cats in your house- oh your boys are lucky!

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