Sunday, August 1, 2010

Beginning anew

(2005, 2008, 2009, Spring 2010, June 2010)
Starting back up...
This past winter and spring were a test. A test to see if I could stick with it. I passed but barely. Bronchitis plagued me for the early stages, but I started back up. Next came shin splints (so bad that it hurt to do lunges and squats), but I kept going. Finally I attempted to do the Vermont Key City Relay with my husband where my asthma hit a new high and my shin splints continued.

Where does this bring me? The desire to do well on the Goofy Challenge and the desire to continue doing races was still there, a tiny burning flame. Asthma medication is upped. Custom orthotics have been ordered and broken in. Running has begun ... again.

I'm tired of being sick, tired and injured. It has killed most of my motivation and energy. Ultimately though, Disney still shines (dimly but still shines.) Sometime this past winter I was actually up to continuously running 8 miles and I had shaved time off my 5k and 10k. Unfortunately all of that's gone. In addition, I'm a good 40 pounds heavier than I was 4 years ago. So I've created a plan. I've combined a few different running plans. It's not finished yet but it's a plan. I have also changed my diet drastically. I've become a vegetarian with aspirations of being vegan/ strict vegetarian.

Well that's it. I'm going to use this blog for a way to voice it all. A way to document it. I need an outlet. Maybe this will work. We'll see where it goes.