Tuesday, April 27, 2010

1.7....minus a minute

This evening I ran the same 1.7 mile course (Beach Road to Curlew St and back) that I ran last week...only today I did it in 22:51. Woo hoo! A little faster than last week!

The blister is getting better...didn't really give me any issues during my run. I think tomorrow will be the true test.

I think I'm going to sign up for a 5k. This one looks fun - http://www.nagsheadwoods5krun.org/

Any run that has beer for a sponsor is the run for me!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

What a weekend!

I went home to Delaware this weekend for a friend's bridal shower. I was scheduled to run my 3 miles on Friday, which I did by my parents' house. It was interesting- there is definitely more elevation in Newark, DE than Nags Head, NC! But I powered through the baby hills and ran the whole way. Luckily my parents had some moleskin at their house so I used that to cover up Bob. It wasn't too bad. 3 miles in 42 minutes...I'm getting there!

Saturday I was scheduled to do a 30 minute walk and the bride was nice enough to go with me. And she brought her adorable puppy too. Bob the Blister must have popped (sorry, gross) sometime during the walk because I noticed it when I took a shower later on on saturday. Ouch.

So I had a little issue. It was a bridal shower and I was wearing a sundress so wearing sneakers wasn't really an option. Luckily I brought 3 pairs of shoes with me and wore what I thought would be most comfortable. Well, standing all day in open toe-flippy heels did not make for a happy blister. The moleskin would not stay on and it was just a bad scene. My blister was throbbing by the end of the day.

I've been treating it with hydrogen peroxide, neosporin, guaze, and tape. It looks like I had surgery or something on my foot, but as someone with Diabetes I cannot be too careful with my feet.

I think tomorrow I am going to try to do the elliptical and then see how my foot feels on Tuesday to get back into my normal schedule. I am frustrated and super cranky about it. I'm a week in and already a setback. Annoying.

Do any of my runner friends have any tips? My sneakers are fairly new and they were fine before the 3 mile run I did on Tuesday. Should I stick with them or maybe hit the running store and see what they recommend? I bought some moisture wicking socks this weekend which I'll be trying. I also brought some new workout gear, thank you Kohl's gift card!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Well, I have my first official Marathon Training Injury. His name is Bob the Blister, not to be confused with Bob the Builder. Bob first arrived yesterday on my 3+ (I drove it today and it was 3.3 miles, ThankYouVeryMuch - that .3 makes a difference!) mile jog. I was whining about running and Matt tough loved me and told me to slap on a band-aid and get moving. (he's so mean) So I ran. I ran so far away (not really, 1.7 miles), and man, did it hurt so good. But I did it and tomorrow is a rest day. Although my "rest" will consist of 6 hours in the car heading up to Delaware for the weekend.

The weather tonight was good - cool with a quick rain shower. I ran my 1.7 miles in 23:42. I am reminding myself that I will get faster and not to compare myself to others or even to how I ran a few years ago.

Meet Bob.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"I ran the whole way....slowly"

Today was a 3 mile run. I mapped it out and found that Kitty Hawk Kites is about 1.5 miles away from the end of our street on the Beach Rd. I was debating going to the Y and doing intervals on the treadmill but decided to run outside instead. At Matt's encouragement I figured I'd just go as far as my body would let me before walking.

Well, the good news is I ran the whole 3 miles! The bad news...it took me 50 minutes. Hot damn, I'm slow. But, I'm not out to win this marathon, so who cares? I'll get faster with time, I'm sure.

I had some blood sugar issues before so I had to delay my run a bit. For some reason my blood sugar went up to 422 (WTH?!) so I waited a bit for it to come down. I left with it at 309 and when I got back it was 117. Yay, normal level! I also wore my pump when I ran, something which I usually don't do because it bounces and gets annoying. But it wasn't too bad. My basal rate was set on 20% of normal. I am sure that I will be doing a lot of toying with it in the future, boring my non-diabetic friends in the process. :o)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Run Numero Uno - Dunzo!

Well, that wasn't so bad! I ran 1.64 miles...Took 22 minutes and 22 seconds, but there is only room for improvement! I walked up to the Beach Rd. and went North to Albatross street and back.

A few observations...
Bikers are NOT shy about checking you out. Flattering.
I need to lose some lbs. My lower back was hurtin'!
I need to get some better sports bras!

I'm feeling good. It was a good start!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tomorrow is the big day!

After deciding to run a marathon a couple of months ago, I figured I would just build up my mileage and then get into a 12-16 week training program. Doing a little googling yesterday and I found Hal Higdon's 30 week beginner marathon training program. http://www.halhigdon.com/beginrunner/novicesupreme.htm I looked at the marathon website, and guess what? It is 30 weeks from today. So, I will start following the program tomorrow. I'm excited, scared, and anxious. I am sure that I will have to walk some, as I am really only up to about 2 miles right now, but that's OK.

People may be wondering why I'm running this marathon... I figure what better way to celebrate turning 30 than giving myself a goal and achieving it. I also am looking forward to the challenge of training with type 1 diabetes. It should be an interesting journey and I am grateful for the support I will receive. I am going to try to post a little blurb every day after I run. Stay tuned!