Saturday, February 14, 2009

Running update....

Finally feel like I have my running lungs back.. Ran 3.5 miles last night and it felt great... all except my left foot went numb.. This concerns me because It feels like the superficial peroneal nerve that was entrapped in Scar Tissue might be compressed again... At least the muscle compartments in both legs feel great.. No fatigue at all when I ran... Came home and did a deep tissue massage but overall I am pleased.... If the numbness continues I will go back to the doc...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Finally running again!!!

September 2008 I got sick and caught Pneumonia, and this exacerbated my Asthma, and needless to say I have been fighting to get my lungs back... Good news is that it is Feb and I am running 3 miles in the gym... Legs feel great.. Scars are still pretty visible and sometimes people will glare at them, but I don't care. I wear them like a badge of honor... I am tough... I keep going... I strive to get back to doing what I love.

Tonight I was running on an indoor track at the gym and it felt awesome. No shortness of breath.. feet felt light... calves were tight, but I did not care.. just crusin.. I forced myself to stop... slowly building mileage... looking forward to warm weather and long trail runs....

Monday, August 25, 2008

Have not posted in awhile

I have not posted in awhile due to a crazy summer. Here is an update. My surgery was back in April. My legs feel great. No more numbness or tingling. They took longer to heal than expected and even though the incisions looked great, the muscle needed some time. I can now run 3 miles without any problems, however I have been dealing with shin splints and a pulled muscles. Now that the fall is almost here and my legs feel great, I am going to increase my exercise level.
My word of advice for people is be patient. If you are young, you will recover faster than myself. At 42 yrs old, it has been harder to get back into running shape, but I still feel confident that I will get there.
No regrets... My legs feel better than they have in years. No pain or numbness!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

its been awhile

I have not posted in awhile. Two reasons: I have been very busy at work and I have been very frustrated. Being 30 to 40lbs overweight has made it hard to get back into shape. I have muscle soreness, shin splints and edema in my lower extremities. I am picking up my compression socks tomorrow and hopefully they will help. I need to control my portion sizes and eat healthy. Exercise and Diet. Neither one works without the other.... I ran 3 miles on Saturday and got shin splints... arrrrghhh!!! one day at a time... Lord, help me!!!! please....

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My Second Run

Tonight I ran for the second time. I was really suprised how much my quads hurt after the run on Saturday, but they were very sore. I did well tonight and I noticed that even my breathing felt better. Not great, but an improvement. I missed running so much that even these short 3 mile run/walks feel awesome. I felt refreshed as I finished. The pain that comes with sore muscles and fatigue is like an old lost friend. Goals... Keeping the eye on the prize.... For me it is losing 30lbs, getting back into cardio shape and running the Crim at the end of the summer. 10 miles of fun.... A great race that I have ran several times before, and if I had to do it today, I would die!!!! But, I will be ready...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sign you are out of shape

Woke up this morning after I had run/walked that incredible distance of 3 miles yesterday, and I discovered that I needed my good old friend........ I'm pathetic.....

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Yeah!!!! First one out of the way

I went to the gym today and ran on the indoor track. The track at my gym is very nice and soft. It is seven laps for a mile. That is approx 251 yards a lap. I alternated walking and running. I walked the first lap, ran the second, walked the third.... I think you get the idea. My legs felt light and full of energy for the first time in a very, very long time. I did however have some parastesia (numbness) in my left foot radiating to my 4th and 5th toe. Its probably an irritated nerve from the surgery. I noticed some burning type of feeling along my left lower leg (where I had symptoms before). This was concerning to me, but the more I ran the more it went away. I ended up doing 21 laps of which 10 of those I ran. That's 2510 yards or 7530 ft or 1.42 miles of running and 1.58 miles of walking.

By the way, has anyone seen my lungs.... I think I left them back in the gym.... going to take awhile to build my "runner lungs" back up.