Thursday, May 26, 2011

If I could run like a vampire.....

Hello blogosphere!  I have missed you all the last few months.  When I started this blogging endeavor I never realized just how difficult it would be to keep at it consistently.  I am going to try and rectify the situation by updating once a week.  I can do that, right?  

Nothing major has been going on.  I have been trying to stick with my diet and exercise routine.  As always, sometimes that is easier than other times!  I am horrible beyond words at tracking food.  I really suck at this.  It is an aspect of this journey that is never going to be easy for me.  Running, lifting weights, eating veggies are all way easier to do!  

I did register for my first half-marathon.  I am doing the Rock-n-Roll STL half in Oct!  I am nervous and scared but super excited to undertake this challenge.  I am going to begin training shortly.   I am sure you will all be sick of hearing about it before the actual race! 

As you've read in the past, I tend to be a bit injury prone.  I still am nursing a hip ailment and my knees aren't entirely reliable.  I am participating in a running clinic through the PT school.  I had my first session today.  The do all sorts of muscle strength testing and try to figure out what aggravates your injuries.  Then they watch you walk and run on a treadmill.  They videotape it so that you can see what you look like while moving.  It was fascinating to see the video.  I could see immediately just how out of line my right side is during both activities.   My hip is doing better and I figured now was a great time to diagnosis what mechanically is keeping me in pain.  I now have numerous exercises and homework assignments to do.  I have to consciously pay attention while walking.  It's going to be weird and painful.  The running realignment may actually be easier, lol!  I can't wait to see how it helps the hip! 

I am also nursing a shoulder injury that is slowly getting better.  I am at the point where I may have to see an ortho and explore more treatment options.  It has but a big damper on some of my training.  I am still swimming regularly which is incredibly painful afterwards but it helps loosen up the joint!  However, I am limited on most lifting activities.  I suppose if life wasn't a challenge it would be too easy!  

One foot in front of the other!  But it would be easier if i had warp speed running like vampires!  I imagine I would stay pain and injury free!!