Tuesday, July 10, 2007

A milestone, of sorts

Yesterday was my 500th post. For someone who used to register with various and sundry blog services and abandon them in less than a week, I think 500 semi-regular posts is pretty cool.

It is raining, raining, raining this morning, and looks like it'll be one of those steady, all-day soakers. We can use one. I've already turned the AC on in our second-floor office, where the rowing machine and treadmill are located. I haven't done a treadmill run since February. Maybe March. I'm trying to tell myself it won't suck – mind over matter!

It's been too many days since I've had a proper workout. Last run was July 4. I lifted weights last Friday morning. Since then the heaviest thing I've lifted is a six-pound, 14-ounce baby girl, and the farthest I've ambulated was from a parking garage to a hospital.

Thanks so much for all your congratulatory messages. It's great to have all of you out there to share this exciting news with.

What would also be exciting [but not nearly so]? Hmmmm ... maybe getting to goal? Time to get back to work on that.

Mr. Shrinking Knitter and I have travel plans one weekend out of each of the next four months. How that will work with race training remains to be seen.

I'm going to unofficially begin training this Saturday, with a little local four-mile race. Maybe I'll meet someone else doing the Army Ten-Miler – a training partner! Those long training runs would be much less grueling with company.

It occurs to me that when I started this get-healthy plan in January of 2006, I never dreamed I'd be running in organized races. Another milestone!


ws said...

I hope you are traveling to exotic places! I hate rearranging my training runs, but that is usually what happens - the two weekends I know I have obligations are both 20 milers. Good luck on Saturday you'll do great...

Jack Sprat said...

I'll be away the weekend before my very first "organized" race. Since I'm used to training in cold-cold-cold San Francisco, I'm not sure I can do a practice run in the hot July humidity of New Jersey. Blech!


Mary Christine said...

Not only organized races, but big Honkin' organized races!