Saturday, October 24, 2009

I did it!

Today I ran for the first time in days! I missed my XP2 session today since I had to work last night. I attempted to do the same XP2 workout as schedule however I couldn't find "The Great Cesar Stairs." Shadow and I did end up running for about 45 minutes-we had a good workout while remaining conscious that I need to ease back into the running thing otherwise I'm going to be battling another injury.

The workout consisted of an easy run and stair repeats. I learned that Shadow must have a fear of heights as when running the Wabasha bridge stairs I had to pretty much pull her up and down them. Overall the workout went well and I didn't have any pain-YAY!
20 days without running! Today, I met with my physical therapist Pete for a follow-up on my leg (tibial tendonitis) and finally got the okay to start running! Pete rubbed out my legs a bit which were quite sore and filled with latic acid from the step mill/medicine ball and personal training sessions-then he sent me on my way. I don't need anymore follow-ups unless my leg starts to bother me again but Pete told me to email him if I had any questions.

I didn't get to try out my new legs (new in the sense of being fresh from the running break) today but plan to get out this weekend for a short time. Today however I did get on the trainer for about 45 minutes which allowed me to get caught up on some of the TV shows I missed over the past week.

Since my last post, I did get my halloween costume bought. Michelle, Margarita, and I met down at halloween store in St. Paul on Wednesday to get costume ideas for the group of us-after spending a LONG time and walking through the store several times we decided to be pirates. We figured the costumes would be easy to make and not too expensive.

As my semester for school continues to wind on, the projects, papers, and tests continue to pop up. I expect a CRAZY week ahead with clinical hours, three papers, two presentations, and a test due this week-along with class two days this upcoming week. The following week I defend my thesis proposal-I tell ya there is always something to do!