Monday, January 10, 2011

She Kicks My Butt

I started training for my 10k last week. On Tuesday I got up, put on my running clothes, strapped my Garmin on my wrist and turned on my newly charged ipod.

I was running and running and made it to the 2 mile mark when all of a sudden I had intense pain shooting from the side of my knee to my lower back. I was limping along Olive street for another mile while I tried to get up and running but just couldn't. I made it home, showered and when I got out of the shower and bent down to pick up my clothes, my hip popped back into place. A-HA! That's what it was!

The pain went away temporarily but I was definitely limping again by lunch. I had huge plans to pick up running again on Thursday but I was still so freakin' sore. Any PTs out there? What's the muscle running from the outside of my knee to my butt? Because, DANG it was hurting.

Then I had a huge snit fit this weekend when I went to get my Garmin (NEW, by the way) and found that even though I had plugged it in on Tuesday, the battery was low. The charging cradle is broken and I've used it once. Ohhhh customer service will be getting an earful from me.

I didn't want to run because I want to start seeing my pacing (which is horrible right now) and learn how to make it better.

So I'm back to Jillian Michaels! Jillian and I are old pals. Every time I fall away from working out, she's right there to ease me back in. And that's just what I'm going to do, ease myself back into this. I took an entire month off due to the musical, pageant and vacation and I'm tired of feeling like a plop. I know I go through this every couple of months but I really need to stick with it. I have a 10k in April and a half in June. My first for both! I've done plenty of 5ks but I really want to push myself. Plus, I like running and just need to get into a good schedule.

The plan is to work with Jillian for 2 weeks (I'm 3/3 in working out the last 3 days) then move back to p90x until this whole Garmin mess is taken care of. I figure I need to tone up a bit before getting back into running. A leaner body runs faster, right? This is cross training, right?

I like to act like I know what I'm talking about but it's really just nonsense.

This exercise isn't a resolution... I'm constantly working out, letting it slide then picking it up again. But I love finding new workouts to try.

What are some of your favorite workouts? I've done 30 Day Shred, p90x,c25k and b210k. Give me some more ideas!


  1. is it your bicep femoris that's hurting? hrm. is it sore or does it feel like a tear or pull?

    I would be careful. I did something like that to my abductor on my right leg and then kept dancing and ended up tearing both of them. couldn't exercise for like 6 months.

  2. That's why I put running on hold. And it wasn't like I was going any further than usual. I would think something would be weird if I ran more than 3 miles. harumph. I'll figure it out.