My Running Journey Mile by Mile :)

Sunday Recap

WORKOUT Rest/ Weights & Abs @ Gym I took a rest day just to make sure I’m not pushing my knee to it’s limits. Knocked out a quick upper body weight sesh followed by some core work. ****** Not to brag, but my Sunday was the bomb! I woke up and enjoyed a hot cup of coffee and pumpkin oatmeal before heading out for my first “long run” in a long time. I had my Strawberry Lemonade Nuun set out and Garmin 205 charging. Poor thing hadn’t been used in a while. It was rather cold for this FL girl- 50 […]

PROCompression Compassion

WORKOUT 8 miles @ 8:00 on Trail To clarify, by trail, I mean the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. This is a paved trail with water stations every few miles and a few restrooms as well. Actual trail running this is not! I’ll update you more on my run tomorrow, but lets just say things went well! ****** Even if you have only read one of my blog posts, first- shame on you, haha, and second- you’ll know that I hurt my left knee a few months back. Before that dreadful day, I was hard core training to race a marathon […]

Saturday Quickies

WORKOUT Easy 6 miles @ 8:30 on treadmill I was going to run 8 on the trail today, but the weather was really weird- sprinkling on and off, windy and cold! I’ll attempt to head out again tomorrow. My knee felt the same but after 5 miles this time the uncomfortable feeling went away… hmm. ****** Today was full of quickies. Get your mind out of the gutter! I had a quick and AWESOME coffee date with my new friend Mary at SBucks. She is a super busy gal and I’m glad I had the opportunity to snatch some of her free time I […]

Running Reading

WORKOUT Easy 6 miles @ 8:35 pace on treadmill Nothing really to report except the usual. Felt my knee around 2.5 miles. It was a little more sore at the end, but after a minute of walking it felt fine. So weird. Hopefully I’ll have better running statues soon! ****** Today, I thought I’d share some of my favorite running publications with you… but first I’d like to share with you the sock of the month from my favorite PRO Compression and the amazing deal they are offering! They usually fly off the shelf, so grab them quick! The discount […]

Follow up appointment

WORKOUT Rest/Weights I headed to the gym though to pump some iron and do some ab work ****** Today I had a follow up appointment for my knee. I didn’t want to run and cause any inflammation that would/could skew X-Ray results if they decided to take any. I have definitely been able to tell the difference this week while off the ibuprofen 2 times a day regimen. I’m pretty sure that is a bad sign Overall the appointment was a disappointment. He felt around my knee, pushed my knee cap all over and extended/bent my leg. No X-ray, which I was […]

Brace Yourself

WORKOUT Easy 6 miles @ 8:30 on Treadmill Today was a test and I think it went well. I felt my knee around 2.5 miles but it was less bothersome than normal and didn’t get progressively apparent as the miles increased. I did not take an ibuprofen this morning, so I’m happy it didn’t flare up more than normal, which is what I expected. ****** Remember how I got $26.20 of gas yesterday? I only filled up half way and, brace yourself, it was $3.85/gallon- ridiculous. This morning as I headed into Clearwater at 5AM to do some training I saw gas […]

More Calories, Yes Please.

WORKOUT Rest/Pilates & Weights Pilates was awesome as always. I had to make a few modifications because I’m trying not to put pressure on my knee. Mary Anne (the instructor) is great at helping me do this. I also did my “at home” weight routine to stay strong! The past week I was taking one Ibuprofen in the morning with breakfast and one at night with dinner, as suggested by my MIL. It might just be in my head, but I feel like my knee is more sore now that I’m not taking it. I’m going to continue running through […]