Wednesday, May 11, 2011

April Race

I did not run in a 5K for April.  I am kind of disappointed that I had to break my goal but I was just not ready to run.  I guess now I will have to run 2 races in 1 month!

Slow start

Since my injury, I have had a hard time getting back into running.  I was supposed to take 4 weeks off from running but I had to do more than that due to pain.  Running the Warrior Dash was great but very risky.  Fortunately I didn't hurt myself any worse, but I still was not able to jump back into running.  I started going out for a mile and a half run once a week for 2 weeks.  Then I increased to 2 miles for 2 weeks.  A couple of weeks ago, I started forcing myself to run 2 or 3 times a week and 2 nights ago, I was able to go 3.1 miles.  It felt so good to be able to run that far.  Some of my runs are good and pain free.  Others are miserable and painful the whole time.  I can tell my leg is getting better but it still hurts.  I have devoted a lot of time to stretching before and after my runs.  I know that helps a ton.  Running makes me feel so good and I wish my injuries would stop slowing me down!

No Sodas for a year!

As of the end of March, I completed my goal of not drinking sodas for a year!  About a month into the year, I stopped having cravings for soda.  The only times I was tempted to give in were when we would take trips to San Antonio and stop at Bucc-ee's.  They have Dr. Pepper slushies and I would crave them so bad!  Other than that, I had no problems.  When we would go out to eat, I would just order tea instead of soda.  Now that my year is up, I have not been interested in drinking soda.  Every time I get one, I can only drink a few sips of it.  Plus, I run better when I don't drink sodas!