THE Jog Blog – 16

A Great Saying Heard This Week:

Forgive the past, dream the future and live the present. Build a bridge and get over it! (I love that!)

Early Morning Facebook Status:

Tina has a face only a nap could love

Tina’s Inner Buddha:

Don’t look behind when you are running forward

That “Inner Buddha” moment was brought to you by almost falling off my treadmill trying to look at my own butt! Good metaphor for life though.

February 3, 2011 – JOG 9K (10 min run, 1 min walk)

I don’t feel very good right now. You think I’d learn but I was crunched for time so I ate quickly then hopped on the treadmill. Now, I will suffer for a few hours. Ug.

Glad I did it though! (Jogged that is)

February 4, 2011 – JOG 18K (10 min run, 1 min walk)

I was scheduled to run on Sunday but have to work so looking at my schedule over the next 3 days I decided today is the better day.

I jogged 14.4K instead of 18K. I had to stop. My back, hip and more importantly my feet were causing me great pain. I tried to run through it, not ignoring the pain but shifting my thinking to something else. Oftentimes that will work because it’s more my self-sabotaging personality kicking in than actual pain. This time was different. The pain didn’t go away. I also got a blister, indicating that the new shoes might be too big, although they felt fine.

When I stopped, I stood there and cried. I wept because I was frustrated, disappointed and in pain. I drew myself a cold bath and sat in the frigid water and cried some more. The cold water helps with the lactic acid build-up. Once I had a shower, I just took it easy the rest of the day.

February 5, 2011 – REST

February 6, 2011 – CROSS TRAINING

I did my usual 45 minutes of cross training. It was great. I continue to focus on the individual muscles. Cross training also helps me practice patience because the tendency is to rush the exercises, but that means I could do them incorrectly. It’s not about speed; it’s about accuracy. Patience is required.

February 7, 2011 – SPEED TRAINING

I ran 9 minute miles today. I did the same as last week and ran in miles instead of kilometers. I ran 3 repeats of one mile at a 9-minute mile pace. I put up a corkboard with some goals like my marathon time as well as some business goals. I have my intentions for living an authentic life listed and I have my motto. It’s a great way to focus on positive thoughts and key goals and not be swayed by the fatigue that sets in. It was a good work out.

February 8, 2011 – REST

I went to LadySport and Brett was fantastic as always. I explained what happened during my long run and he immediately had me try other options. We settled on some Mizuno’s, the original brand I’d started out with two years ago. He said the New Balance has a firmer arch support, which could have been too much for me. This would make my feet feel like they had to push over to the side, landing on my small toes.

What impresses me about LadySport is their intention. They want the best fit for you. They don’t want you running in shoes that are causing you blisters, sliding in the heel or don’t have enough support. They realize you have to put the shoes in action in order to know how they will fit, that’s why they recommend you wear them on a treadmill first.

If you have new shoes, run a shorter distance first, then a longer distance if you can. Jog for about 45 min to an hour and you should be able to tell if they are ok. I always find with new shoes that my feet burn underneath, however it goes away within a couple times of wearing them.

February 9, 2011 – CROSS TRAIN

Normally I would cross train in the morning but today I did it in the evening. I think the extra stretches before bed and the rolling will make for a good night’s sleep. My stretches are better now that I’ve seen Benita at Ocean Wellness. My spine was really out because my muscles are tight. I will see Kathryn Gaudet, Registered Massage Therapist, for a massage next week. I’m really excited!

On a separate note: I wrote in my other journal this week,

“I’m so excited. I’m excited for my life. Isn’t that awesome?”

It’s such a difference from two years ago. I am excited about the possibilities and opportunities that are happening right now…I owe it all to JOGGING and making CHOICES that are true to my INSTINCT. I owe it to living AUTHENTICALLY and surrounding myself with people who are the same. I am so grateful for all these BLESSINGS.

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