I tried running with the inserts and it was a nightmare! A half a mile in, I had to remove them because both feet hurt in the same spot my right foot hurt last week. Plus, my right toes were completely cramped up!
I finished the first mile slowly and then quickly ran the second one, finishing in less than 20 minutes (which says something because I was going EXTREMELY slow on the first).
Just did workout 208, 10 Pound Slimdown: Total Body. My foot is feeling exponentially better, but I did not want to push my luck by doing a Jillian Michaels' workout that requires at least 6 minutes of bouncing around cardio. Chris Freytag's workout does incorporate power drills, but they are easy to modify to make them extra-low-impact.
On Monday night, I decided to do Ripped in 30 week 1. I am obviously a little out of shape having not done weights, squats or lunges in awhile. I was sore until yesterday!
On Wednesday, I decided to go for a 7 mile run on my treadmill and I did it! The last 2 miles were a little painful because the bottom outer part of my right foot started hurting. The pain is still there a little bit today, but for a couple of days, I was quite worried it was a stress fracture. Thanks to advice from my brother-in-law, I went to one of the Dr. Scholl's Kiosks and was fitted for custom inserts. Hopefully, my foot will feel good enough to do a short run on Tuesday.
Last night, I did my 2nd 5K of the day, this time with Gavin, Kailee and my parents. We did the Glow Run and it was a fun, blacklight, glowstick, night run. Like the Color in Motion 5K, contestants were released in waves, though we all wore chips that activated when we crossed the starting and finish line. I was so proud of Gavin! He ran more than halfway before needing to walk. Once he began walk/running, he also began complaining about being sleepy and wanting it to be over. At that point, I did become annoyed because we had no choice but finish the race to get back to the car. The last quarter mile was a lot of fun because onlookers cheered Gavin on--he really like that :). He raced to the finish line and LOVED getting his participant medal. That being said, he told me he does not want to do another 5K anytime soon, LOL. We finished the race in 42:42. He's six. That's freaking amazing! So proud of my boy!
Oh, and it should be noted that Kailee walked the entire 5K at my mom's fast walking pace. She also pulled her wagon (that was intended for her to ride in) for over halfway. My mom said that Kailee was basically jogging the entire way. She may be ready to do the C25K with my mom and Gavin soon :).
Gavin was so tired after we got home that he fell asleep at the table eating dinner. :)
On Saturday morning, some friends, colleagues and I ran the Color in Motion 5K and it was a messy blast! If you've never done one, here are some things to note:
1. The color is corn starch powder, not liquid.
2. Entrants are sent out in waves and it's not chip-timed.
3. At various points, there are volunteers lining the path with color powder to spray on you.
4. You can get away relatively clean if you stay in the middle of the path.
5. You can get amazingly colorful if you run along the edges of the course.
6. You can get even more colorful if you dance around at the after party.
7. Bring baby wipes to clean up.
8. Bring trash bags to cover your car seats for the ride home.
It was awesome and we are planning to do the official Color Run in April in Dallas! Anyone who wants to join our team, can and should! Oh and we plan to dress up in tutus for that one :).
Um... So this workout kicked my butt. And my abs, inner thighs, outer thighs, and arms. I decided to skip the bridge section because my body is completely inflexible, but the rest added up to about 40 minutes.
I must admit, I REALLY enjoyed the workout despite its difficulty. I love feeling my muscles working and they were the ENTIRE time. It's amazing how fatigued my body is just by its own weight.
It's no wonder ballet dancers have such long and lean bodies.
Yesterday, I did the Arbor Day 10K in Plano with a lovely coworker. She is about to run her 4th half-marathon this year and invited me to try the 10K yesterday. I was nervous because my ankles/feet had been hurting pretty badly all week and because the most I've run is 5 miles. It turns out, I had nothing to worry about. We went at a steady 13-min/mile pace (this pace included stopping to walk at each water station) and finished in 1:24:44. I began the race with my bloodsugar in the 300s and had to eat 12 Clif Shot Bloks to make it through, but otherwise, all was perfect. It was a beautiful day and a perfect long run.
Now I can check off another item on the fitness bucket list :).
I just did my 200th workout - Total Body Pilates! My ankles have been hurting very badly from all the running, and I'm pretty sure my left is badly sprained, so I've been making myself take it easy in preparation for my first 10K this weekend and my 2 5Ks the next weekend. BUT, pilates is a good option when ankles are sore. I also did some ankle strengthening moves that I found online.
I cannot believe I reached my goal already. I have been obsessed with running and slacking on all my other exercise options else lately. I am ecstatic to have reached this HUGE milestone! Yea!
I haven't been diligent about blogging lately, but basically, I've been running twice a week. All three of these workouts were runs on different days.
Saturday, October 27th - Workout 197. I ran 4.5 miles in my new Brooks shoes and it felt AWFUL! My feet were in excruciating pain for the first two miles but I pushed through. This one was done outside at my mom's house.
Tuesday, October 30th - Workout 198. I ran 5 miles on the treadmill in my new shoes and it was painful and difficult with the diabetes. I was 110 pre-workout, had 6 shot bloks before starting, at 6 more in the first 4 miles and finished out at 5 miles.
Saturday, November 3rd - Workout 199. My ankles were killing me as I began so I switched back to my old shoes. It didn't really seem to help other than making it easier for me to find my stride. I knew my bloodsugar wouldn't last for a long run so I did 3.1 miles in just under 31 minutes. Today my left ankle in particular is quite sore. Honestly, I should probably go to a doctor, but that's just going to have to wait until Christmas break. In the meantime, I plan to do a lot of ankle strengthening activities.
I have my first 10K on Saturday! I'm super-excited and nervous with these ankles and having only run 5 miles!