Saturday, March 31, 2012

saying goodbye

today i had to say goodbye to an old friend....

my black "gym girl" skirtsports skirt is dead. i am so sad. i am not joking. so sad. it is my favorite. it has survived my dog trying to eat and me sewing it back together. it has traveled with me on hundreds of miles on the road and trails. the inseam of the compression shorts have been rubbed through which the last few times i wore it caused me bonus chaffing and i still couldn't let go.

June 2010

 i know from pictures i have run at least 2 half marathons in it.

i have been holding onto it for over a year trying to replace it but nothing is the same. i have even bought the same skirt from skirtsports and it is different. the material of the new one seems heavier and the skirt is longer. it isn't the same. i do wear it but always longing  my old one.

if this isn't bad enough my blue "gym girl" skirtsports skirt is also dead. i can't bare to let 2 go in one day though. all i am left with right now is my memories. i so wish skirtsports didn't change what i felt already was perfect.

goodbye my friend. 


Saturday, March 17, 2012

the battle begins


because my great bunny friend blogged today about no self loathing i am going to be as perky and positive about this.

i seem to have a flare up of plantar fasciitis. i have no idea why? why? so frustrated. i haven't bumped up my mileage, i haven't been doing heavy speed work, i haven't changed my shoes, my current shoes only have about 100 miles on them. it is in both feet. right foot is worse. i have been icing, rolling and even caved and took ibprophen. this week i have ran less than normal even. (i am averaging 15 miles per week right now which is not much. besides pronating issues i know tight calves can be an issue and my calves are always tight. so why the flare up? why? why? why?

unsure if i will do my planned run tomorrow or not. so far i am on track for my sun run training plan. this week i even chose to run my 7 mile lsd on a hilly route and got my hill run my 2 strength workouts in. one heavy weights arms and the other a tabata style workout.

what else is new? not much. kiddo is on spring break. the weather here is the pits. rain, snow (not sticking), wind, sun... that is all in an hour.  h has a hockey tournament this weekend so i am driving a ton. spent most of this afternoon at the skatepark. what do i do at the skatepark? read a book. this is what h does. he is actually really good for his age, well that is what the older kids tell me. trick scooters are what are cool here right now. some people skateboard but most scoot??? not sure if "scoot" is a cool word?

here are a couple of his youtube videos.

For H's kick ass moves click here

now i am going to go google plantar faciitis exercises.

i'm back. nothing new in the pf world of exercises. i never have actually done the picking up marbles one. i have no marbles so i used h's Mighty Beans. i can barely do it with my right foot and easy peasy with my left. can you be leg dominant? is it normal to be opposite your dominant hand? i have no clue. just thought it was odd one side was easy and the other i could barely do. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012


I am typing this on my phone so I apologize if you have to use your brains to figure out things that may be autocorrected. FYI, often I type I's instead of O's.

I am so nervous about my 10 k race in April. My runs have been a struggle lately and I can't imagine running a whole 1 minute per mile faster per mile without it possibly killing me.

I need to stop living in my running past. I may never be "fast" again. I am carrying around 20lbs more than when I was in my running glory. I don't spend as much time running. I expect the same results?

I am wearing compression socks right now. First time. Compression sock virgin. My legs have been so tire lately and saw them on simon's dresser and thought I would try it. Didn't wear them in the run but after. So my legs are toasty warm. Results? Unclear and unknown at this time.

Also, check out my kids video on you tube. He is patiently waiting for the number of views to go up.

Check out this video on YouTube: