Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New bike helmet!

Okay, it's official! I knew this time was coming sooner or later. Ever since my road bike accident with the dog in August of 09, I knew I'd have to get back up on that horse again and get over my fears. Well....maybe some of them....because I still haven't gone to the country yet.

I figured if I bought the new helmet since the last one was trashed by my head hitting the pavement, I'd better put it to use. I only went across town on an errand, but it was improvement.

Here's the funny thing. I didn't get two blocks down the road, when.....here comes a dog out into the road barking at me. Well, this one was a little slower, so I was able to react(a pug) so no biggies. But I really had to laugh.

I still can't figure out why they call me the dog "magnet".

Monday, May 30, 2011

It's gonna be a HOT one!

Getting ready to head out to run with some friends this Memorial Day. I didn't know how I'd be feeling since we had a great graduation party with friends last night. But since we got home fairly early and in bed at a decent time, I woke up at 8 a.m. Plenty of time to get ready to meet friends to run at 9 a.m. Opened up the door to let the dog out and whooosh....lots of humid, hot air already. LOVIN' IT! I am SO sick of the cool weather we've been having. Really surprised we didn't have a storm last night.

My running is going well. I continue to keep the mileage low, about 15 miles a week and will keep it there for a while. I really miss the long distances though. Hopefully, someday I can get back to that without trouble from the back.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

On the road again!

So I'm officially back on the running road again after letting a herniated disc heal. Lots of ice, Biofreeze, stretching, strengthing and WALKING and I am READY. I'm still taking it easy and not increasing too much, but I'm just so happy to be out there running. I feel like a kid again. I'm hoping I can enjoy running the whole summer and not do something stupid.

I really miss my long distances, but hopefully I can get into that again. Right now, I'll take anything I can get!