Sunday, July 30, 2006
Followed the calling of the Treadmill
Well, I was able to get enough sleep last night and felt very rested. I was able to get up at 9 am with no problems. I hustled big time to get myself dressed, eat some breakfast, and then prep my lung for my session on the treadmill. It's been 4 days since I started new meds, but not long enough to take away the need to prep using my nebulizer. I hate the effect of Albuteral - especially the damn jitteriness, but that's a sign that I know it's in my lungs working. It is a temporary inconvience, but it helps me run stronger. I head out on the road towards the gym. The weather outside felt very comfortable - for being at 84 degrees already at 10 am. UGH! Today was my lucky day. My favorite treadmill was ready and available for ME to use. It was calling me! I was happy! I was set for 3 miles today. The beginning of the run very SMOOTH. I loved it! Once I hit the 1.5 mile mark, the shin pain came BIG time. I pushed through as much as I could. I slowed down a bit, but kept on going. My lungs were still feeling really good. But as I was 0.5 miles aways from finishing, the lungs were starting to not be happy. I slowed down a notch, but mentally reminded myself that I was almost done. I am ALMOST there. I finished. I did it! I felt good and then started the 7 minute cool-down on the treadmill with another 3 miles on the track. I stretched and headed home. We did not hit over 100 on the thermometer, but felt it in the heat index. Tommorow's not going to be easier - same old until Tuesday when the rain comes in and cools us down - FINALLY! I will be cross-training tommorow. Today's Work-out 3 mile - treadmill 38:52 12:57/mile - not impressive, but it's DONE!