Monday, November 3, 2008

Surfacing

I think I have time to surface today for a quickie update....thanks for all the emails checking in on me.....everything is finally settling down a bit.
  • Things have improved greatly with my son and his hip issue, but it took two long weeks of doctor appointments, xrays, MRI's, crutches, and a lot of tears and frustration (mostly from me). I don't like being a bloggy whiner, so it was easier for me just to not talk about it all here. I also didn't feel the need to air every emotional meltdown I had in the past couple weeks, and believe me...there were plenty. I think we are status quo for now....thanks for all the good thoughts and prayers!

  • Workouts and running have been pretty good ~ I still managed a couple of mid week dreadmill runs, even in the midst of all the family stuff that was going on. This past week was a bit rough as I got a bit too ambitious at Body Pump last Monday (after not having gone to class for almost 3 weeks) and didn't back off my weights. Stupid, I know. It took me until Thursday to be able to stand from a seated position without cringing. My hammies certainly took a beating. Next time I will be smarter ;)

  • I've had a couple great long runs the past couple weekends ~ especially yesterday with Pat and Candace. So good, in fact that I had to steal Pat's splits from his blog since I am too lazy to upload mine :) We got just over 10 miles done, and I have to say that the first 5 miles of the run were the fastest I have EVER run that distance! For me to average under 12 minute miles for 5 miles is a serious success. You can see that we slowed dramatically for the second half of the run, and apparently walked a bit. Pat's neat software (you can check out the details on his blog) shows our average "running" pace (when we were running, not walking) at 11:22.....again, which is a big deal for me. The final distance was 10.4 miles at an overall average of 12:26. Bring it on PF Changs!!!!

The plan for this week includes returning to work on Tuesday (wasn't in my office except for all of 2 hours last week!), 2 short runs and then a *cut-back* long run of 8 miles on Saturday morning. Oh yeah, and trying to keep everyone in my family healthy and on their feet ~ literally!

Happy Running!




17 comments:

Calyx Meredith said...

A-mazing that you got that much running in with all you've had on your plate! Keep on sister! Good vibes still coming your way.

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

I hope everyone is getting better. Good job with the running.

Melanie said...

even with everything going on you still did an amazing job with your running! Yay! glad things are getting better and hoping they'll continue.

RunningNan said...

Great job keeping up with the running. I hope all goes well

Pat said...

You did great on Sunday. Keep it up and you'll be smokin' the course at PF Chang's.

Nat said...

Glad to hear folks are getting help, I just wish it didn't have to be the kids.. Healing vibes.

I'm totally impressed with the running... Nick gets really sick, it's an excuse not to anything.

Erin Leigh said...

Glad things are settling down a bit. I am jealous of all the running you got in. Great job!!

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the long run and all the other workouts with how busy and distracted you have been. I hope everything is starting to look up.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Glad things are getting better for you. And you managed some running in that crazy mess....wow!!

Wes said...

Happy running indeed! Thanks for all your support and kindness, Pokey!! I know you are a busy gal and it IS really special that you make time for me!!

J~Mom said...

So glad things are on the upswing!

Stephen said...

Glad to hear things are better. Sounds like you are ready for PF Chang's. I whish I could say the same. I've forgotten how to run I think. :(

P.O.M. said...

I couldn't imagine all the stress you've been going thru. Thank goodness for the release that running can bring! Keep it up.

Cyndi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I certainly can relate to the challenge of fitting in the workouts among all the crazy life stuff...a child with 'needs' included. Running has become my therapy to help me get through it all!

....even though I am slow ha ha. I can't imagine being 'faster' than 11 to 12 MPH. I seem to be stuck at this pace for the moment. Oh well, I'm moving in the right direction!

Best to your son, and keep running!

Viv said...

Oh Karen so sorry I was not around when you were going through tough times as well.

If you are surfacing things might be looking up. I hope all is well with your son.

You had a great run and I hope it helped your spirts. Thinking of you surf sistah...

Cheryl said...

So happy to hear that your son is doing better. You are amazing for getting in some running and exercising in the midst of it all. You are in my prayers.

Jeff said...

Great to see you're getting those workouts in even with everything else going on around you.

Woo Hoo on Body Pump! I love that 2-day-later pain from a great workout.