Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hello Treadmill, My old friend : )

I'm back people! I'm BACK!! Well, not back to my former running shape but I'm back on the treadmill and MAN it feels GOOD!! I'm slow, like 12 minute mile slow. But I don't even care because I'm sweating and my heart is pumping and every minute I'm on there I feel stronger and stronger. Getting my sweat on like that reminds me that I AM strong and that I can STILL do hard things! Woot! (can you tell I just got done with my workout? Still riding the runners high I guess ; )

So yeah, I spent almost 8 weeks rehabing my foot and it's finally well enough that I can run on it. I'm still icing it and wearing my inserts around the clock but it's just doing tons better and I'm so happy!

I started my work out tonight walking at 4.0 mph for half a mile. Then I picked it up to 5.0 mph (12 min/mile) and jogged for a song (3 minutes or so?) then I went to 5.5 (10:54 min/mile) for a song, and back to 5.0 for a song. Every other song I'd rotate between the two speeds. The last song was J-Lo's new On the Floor single (awesome running song) and it really got me going so I ran at 6.0 for the whole song. I was sweating SO hard and I had to work my tail off to run that 10 minute pace for those 3 minutes but it just felt so good to push myself after being sedentary for the last 9 months.

Getting back in shape is really really hard, but I knew it would be so I don't feel discouraged. It helps to just keep my expectations realistic and not to compare myself to what I used to be able to do before I got pregnant, but rather to what I could do when I was pregnant. Two months ago I could barely waddle 10 feet without stopping. Today I jogged for 2 miles without stopping. I think that's reason to celebrate : )


  1. Yay! Good for you. I missed the post telling what happened to your foot.

    Two weeks ago, hubby and I ran a 1/2 and afterward my right arch started giving me trouble. We were training for a full so I only waited a week and started running again. After 2 miles I could barely walk because it felt like my arch was bruised or cramping or something. I stopped running again but hope to try again starting Monday. If it hurts again I'll have to get it checked out I guess.

    I miss running!

  2. You are so awesome Becca! Congrats on getting back in the game!

  3. Hey Charity,
    That pain in your arch sounds exactly like what I had. Is it worse right when you get out of bed in the morning? If it is you might have plantar fascitis and I would definitely take a break from running and see a podiatrist. The Dr. can give you some inserts to help with the arch support and might even give you a compression sock to sleep with at night. Icing helped mine a ton too. I hope it heals quickly, that's exciting that you guys are training for a full!