Sunday, December 30, 2007

Congrats to Arma on her running pregnancy and healthy birth of little boy December 8th 2007! Arma ran her way right past her due date of December 5th! Look how quickly she's bounced back.

December 30-Jan Weekly mileage: 25

12/30 Sun- 9 miles
12/31 Mon -cross train
1/ 1 Tue - rest day nursing leg/hip injury :o(
1/ 2 Wed- 45 minutes spin bike & cross training (chiro)
1/ 3 Thur - 7 miles intervals (physical therapy)
1/ 4 Fri - rest day
1/ 6 Sat -50 minutes zone 1, 20 minutes zone 2, 5 minutes cool down (9+ miles)

After my last week's long run I've developed tightness almost sciatica in my left hip/leg area. I have been forced to take a few days off from running. Going to chiropractor on Wednesday and hoping some deep tissue sports massage therapy will help get things loosened up and back in order. The countdown is on for the 1/2 marathon training run in Carslbad!

On a lighter note - here are some new pics - Baby is smiling all the time now!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

December 24-Jan Weekly mileage:
12/23 Sun- rest day
12/24 Mon -cross train
12/25 Tue - Merry Christmas!
12/26Wed- 4.5 miles
12/27 Thur - Rest Day
12/28 Fri - 7 miles Intervals
12/29 Sat - rest day (will do long run tomorrow)
Here's our Christmas workout (watch video).

Thursday, December 20, 2007

December 16- 22 Weekly mileage:
12/16 Sun- rest day
12/17 Mon -cross train (still a little knee pain)
12/18 Tue - travel day
12/19Wed- Home for the Holidays!
12/20 Thur - 7.5 miles Intervals
12/21 Fri - rest day
12/22 Sat - 5 miles (had to cut run short - leg pain)

I took a few extra days off since I have been having some knee pain (running in the snow or my slip & fall on the ice or a combo of both are probably the culprit). I had a post pregnancy chiropractor visit also on monday which has helped realign all the parts!

We flew down to California to surprise my family for the holidays (they didn't think we had the baby's passport and therefore wouldn't be able to make it). We dressed baby up in a little red santa suit and put him on their doorstep, rang the doorbell and then hid. My mom answered the door to the biggest surprise! Photos coming soon. Christy and her family are driving up from Southern California today - can't wait for them to get up here. I can't wait for Christy to get here so I can get in a few runs with her this week. My last 2 weeks of solo running have become a bit monotonous and lonely!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Still Snowing!
December 9-December 14 Weekly mileage:

12/9 Sun- 6 miles
12/10 Mon -rest
12/11Tue - 4.25 miles 4x800s
12/13 Thur - 4.4 miles 2.5 miles tempo
12/14 Fri - cross train
12/8 Sat - 5.5 miles
Although it feels really great to run outside again, running in the snow is working me over! I have to run about .5 miles in the slippery slush until I get to the plowed streets that are free of snow.. I have been feeling a little knee pain after the tempo run last night. I think I'm going to stick to my treadmill until I find an entirely snow free route to run. I can't wait to get to California again so I can get in some good training in San Diego and along the American River trail again. I really miss that route and also the Lake Natomas Loop in Folsom! I am definitely feeling a bit stronger again with each run, but I have a long way to go! I am hoping to run a half marathon in January with Christy, so I've got to keep the training going!
This little guy has been waking up every 2 hours to eat so fatigue doesn't help the endurance and muscle recovery process either:

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Tuesday morning run!
December 4, 2007

December 2-December 7 Weekly mileage: 19.5
12/2 Sun- rest day
12/3 Mon - 2 miles hills, 1 mile medium pace
12/4 Tue - 4.5 miles snow run
12/5 Wed- 2 miles tempo
12/6 Thur - rest day
12/7 Fri - 5.5 miles
12/8 Sat - rest day

Tuesday - today is the 4 week anniversary of baby delivery! It is also the day the doc said it would be ok to start running again! Yippee. Take a look at the photo - I had some rough conditions for my welcome back run. Running in the soft snow is a lot like running in sand only a bit more difficult as your feet slip and slide and you don't get the traction so it's almost like running on banana peels. It felt so good to be out on the road again in the fresh air.