Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bruises, coughs, and calves...

Bruises, coughs, and calves, that's what my excuses are made of today...

I got up this morning at 5:50 to start my run. I was just praying I'd have no calf pain this time.
The weather was perfect, cool with a nice breeze

I started off and was feeling good with the exception of my right leg due to a massive bruise
Gross right? Wednesday night after church I was talking to a friend and was walking down the aisle between the seats, I turned my head to say goodbye as I was walking away and ran right into the arm of one of the chairs. I knew I was going to have a bruise instantly. It stinks that I'm so klutzy and bruise easily.
Anyway back to my run, who knew a bruise good bother you so much during a run? It wasn't enough to make me stop mostly just annoying.
I tried to focus more on my form and make sure I was landing on the balls of my feet. Everything was going well and I wasn't experiencing any calf pain. I was however having some troubling breathing properly. I've been having some major drainage so my chest was really congested...
On my sixth run I had to run up a hill and that's when the pain started. Not the muscle pain though, the rod pain. But it was only in my right leg this time. I really wish I knew what was causing that pain and it's really weird that it was only in one leg this time. I pushed through it though and finished all ten runs without stopping. When I finished the tenth run I was pleasantly surprised to see this...
5K in 45 minutes! Woohoo! I still have a long way to go to get to a 30 minute 5K but I was shocked to see that distance with all the things I was fighting against this morning.

During my cool down I all of the sudden started smelling bacon! It was weird but as I got closer to this house...
I realized they had their door open and the whole street smelt like bacon. It made me really hungry and crave bacon
But I was good and came home and had my normal breakfast
Love this stuff and it's only 180 calories.

So next weeks training is..
5 minute warm up
run 4 minutes (?x)
walk 2 minutes(?x)
5 minute cool down
I have no idea how many times we are running/walking because the website says run 4 minutes walk 2 minutes for 40 minutes. If you divide 40 by 6 it's 6.6666666. So I'll be interested to see what we do Monday

Hey if you're on MyFitnessPal let's be friends. My user id is EBob86.



  1. awesome! Funny how you can have so many factors against you and still finish strong! I just realized my main source of measuring my distance is intensely generous (yeah, ran 4.7 miles and it told me I ran 5.10). haha. Anyways, I'm now using runkeeper and google maps. I may have to try the fitnesspal thing though! I love the way it looks (I'm assuming that's a screen shot of myfitnesspal?)... easy to read.

    Well, Have a good weekend!!

    1. The screen shot is actually from RunKeeper. MyFitnessPal is a calorie counter and exercise journal.
      Do you have an iPhone or another smart phone