Slow and Steady

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday Tidbit: I am still here

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, 
don't adjust the goals, 
adjust the action steps.

So it's been a while, here's a little update, my health situation is still unresolved. After a month of monitoring and restricted physical activity my doctor released me to resume normal activity while we monitor for another month. Lame to still be in waiting, but the upside is the working out again, I was on such a roll in January, I wish he would have left the exercise in the whole time. Although I got cleared to work out again on on February 28th it has been kind of a slow pick up. I ran/walked an 11 mile training run a few days after being leased only to be so super sore the following few days that I skipped my 12 miler the next weekend. I completed my half marathon on 3/17. I ran mostly until mile 10 when for the first time ever I got severe foot and calf cramps. I actually wasn't sure I'd finish! I think it stemmed from having had a stomach bug earlier in the week and not properly re-hydrating. The most important thing is hobbling or not I finished.

Since the half marathon my husband has totally stepped up to help encourage me forward. I have worked out more consistently this past week and a half and I am also incorporating more strength training and am hoping in a few weeks I start to feel stronger again. In the last week I have jumped on my bike and swam for the first time since last summer! I am really excited again and hope that my next doctor appt. next week is good news, I obviously do not take derailment well. I'm aiming for a minimum of 1 blog post a month, I'd love to say I'd do it daily or weekly, but seriously not in the cards these days, but I do enjoy posting when I give myself the opportunity.

Why I Kick A$$: I am back at it.
The Big Picture: Oh who the hell knows, I am not sure I am playing this fitness game the right way, but I guess it can't hurt to keep at it.
Thankful Three:
  1. For Super Hubby's support.
  2. For push-ups, they are my friend.
  3. For flourless chocolate cake.