Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Running Update

You are all too kind with your sweet comments on us girls all dressed up.  I suppose it is a BIG change though from the pictures I post of me from races, haha.  I also got a few questions about where I got the dress.  I actually stole it for the evening from my sister.  She wore it in a friend's wedding back in November, and they ordered it from David's Bridal.  It's totally the kind of bridesmaid dress that you actually can wear again!  I don't think it looks especially bridesmaidish at all.  And yes, I just made up a word.

So you know you're a runner when you have to give a urine sample at the doctor's office and you feel really proud when the nurse tells you it's the clearest urine she's seen lately.  (Yep, I went there.  I'm talking about my urine.)  Don't tell me you fellow runners don't all keep an eye on things each time you go to the restroom.  I find it's hard to keep ahead sometimes on the hydration, so I'm always pleased with myself when I know I'm doing a good job.

Granted, I'm still not running a ton.  I'm managing to get a good sweat going most days of the week since I'm using the Shred DVD pretty regularly.  I still only got 2 runs in last week even though I was aiming to bump it up to three.  I'm trying again this week and started today with a 25 minute run in which I covered 2.5 miles.  I was pretty pleased.  It's getting a little easier each time I run.  I've got 10-12 more scheduled runs on the post-injury plan I'm following, so before I know it I should be ready to start gradually building mileage instead of running by time.

I still owe you more pictures of the rest of the work I did on my race scrapbook.  I'll get those up on here soon!


Nicole said...

I promise to catch up on your blog when i get a free minute.

You look gorgeous in your pictures... ive been meaning to read up but i've been so busy since ive got home!

hopefully all is well!!! :)

Sharneysrun said...

You're doing great with the running, Melanie! I think you are being really smart taking it easy coming back Don't worry-you will definitely get back to where you were before!

I went for my first one mile run today. I still have some lingering pain-not sure if that's normal? Anyway, I will also take it slow just so I don't find myself with another stress fracture!

I"m glad you had so much fun at the ball. You guys looked so pretty! I loved your dress :-)

I've heard so many good things about Shred and think I'm finally going to pick up a copy for myself. I really need to improve my core after 3 months off.
Have a wonderful evening!!

aron said...

YAY you are doing GREAT getting back into running and working out! You are taking your time to make sure you aren't coming back too fast and I KNOW thats a hard thing for runners. Keep being patient and it will totally pay off :)

KelsNotChels said...

Yay for clear pee!!!

kelsey @ kelseytoney.com

Amanda said...

Woohoo, clear urine rocks! Great job getting back into running and doing the Shred.

Marathon Maritza said...

I think you're doing well getting back into the swing of working out/running. :)

And hooray for clear pee! I have to admit that I totally look and when it's not super clear, make sure to power-chug extra water that day. Ha ha ha!