Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!!!!

I ran today! I'm sooo happy!!

I met Chris, Jim and Maria at the gym this morning. I wasn't too sure if I'd do the whole 6.5 miles but I really needed to give it a shot. I hadn't run for 2 weeks because I was still sore from falling and also the stress of waiting for some answers from the doctor was getting me down. I went from completely ignoring aches/pains to totally concentrating on them and I was becoming a freak.

I'm going back to ignoring them.

So we decided to do the same route we did for the Firecracker 5K last July. Twice plus a little longer to make it 6.5. Maria took off like the mad woman she is (yes, I am jealous), the 3 of us started out slow. This was my 1st time out in 2 weeks and I felt FREE! The weather was perfect. 68 degress and breezy. Gotta love Florida!

I went back and forth from running with Maria and then the guys. Me and Maria talked about our husbands, our lives....ya know, girlie stuff. then she'd move on and I'd wind up back with the guys. They'd be spitting and talking about the logistics of running a marathon etc. I got a kick out of that....LOL. These are grown men. Sigh. (I loved it) Especially when Jim said he could spit on a fence and leave it hanging there 4-EVA! Yummy stuff...ha!!

We finished the run in about an hour, I am pleased. I called my husband on my way home and he was about to go for a bike ride. I was all fired up and told him to wait for me. Unfortunately by the time I walked into the house it felt like needles were sticking into the bottoms of my feet and my legs were cramping. So I'm here posting on my blog instead. But my husband looks H-O-T in those bike shorts...teehee...

Wait...did you hear that? It's the hot tub calling my name!! Gotta go for now!

7 comments:

Melanie said...

i'd love for a hot-tub to call my name too :) Great job on the 10.46 km!! LOL. Glad to see you back out running. i'm having a hard time with the residual aches from my injury too... and it's driving me crazy, so i may take a few days break. Enjoy the FL weather... :)

joyRuN said...

Yeay for the running!!

Oh I need a hot tub...

Danielle in Iowa said...

I have been for two weeks because of laziness, not injury and I was thinking "man, if she can jump right back on board with a six miler, so can I!" until I read the end of your post and decided I would stick with baby miles for a week or so :-)

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Good on you getting that run in, Kim! Sounds like someone's on the mend!

I might be, too. I have a doctor's appointment on Wednesday, but I just got back from a 9.2 mile walk and the knee felt just great. Maybe I'm getting all better on my own. Hopefully, the doctor will say "Take it easy for a few more weeks and then ease back into running."

If he does, I promise: No More Schmatterhorn!

Thanks for the kind word on my blog. I guess Melanie's post today hit me square in my lachrymose nerve.

Steven Cohen said...

Nice run today! And funny comments about the guys; somehow I don't have to spit while running. And while Florida sounds nice I prefer to have some winter for now. Ah, seasons!

Sherry said...

*swoooon* over men (especially hot men) in spandex!

Keep me posted on the results of your appt., kay? :o)

Nitmos said...

Yes, ignore the pain. Once it knows it is unwanted, it will leave.