Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Almost Living

I'm almost among the living again.  Yesterday I got through the day without nose spray, so that's a huge positive.  Still some sore throat and cough, but that's more manageable.

When I got home I actually felt like I had a little energy so I went out for a run.  YAY!

Took my little dog with me.  She is always so excited to go out for a run.  If she sees me gather my stuff she gets all dancy, whining and even barking.  The last few times I've taken her on road runs though she clearly doesn't enjoy it, so I wasn't going to take her.  But she was very insistent and I felt bad leaving her behind.  Since this was just going to be a short, easy run anyway I decided to take her.

Wrong choice!

The first half of the run I literally had to drag her through parts of it.  Though once she could tell we were headed back home she became much more cooperative and we had a decent run.  Out on the trail that dog will go for miles and miles and miles.  She's also fine on roads that are not near home.  But around home on our streets, she does not like it.  Yet she acts like she wants to go until we get to the end of our 1000' driveway, where I really don't want to walk her all the way back.  Lesson learned ... she's not coming with me around home again!

In the end it was a decent run.  While running I actually felt better than I have in nearly a week.  No coughing, no throat pain, no sinus pain. Though when I stopped the world did spin a little.  Probably should have gone a little slower.  I was planning to Shred after the run, but that little run completely drained me for the night.  That's OK, I'll build up slowly again and be shredding in no time.

I think I fail at taking measurements.  I checked them again this morning and while some are down .. some are up - yet feel down.  My waist and arms were up at least 1/2", yet I know by the fit of my clothes that they are actually down.  Waistbands that were tight a couple weeks ago are loose now.  Same with a shirt that I noticed was tight in the arms recently, which fits fine now.  Makes no sense.  Really it doesn't take much for your tape to be in a ever so slightly different position to get different measurements.  I'm going to wait until month end to post progress pics & measurements.  I need to get healthy again and put in more of an effort with my workouts.

Tonight is a busy one.  IF I'm able to exercise, it will just be a short stint.

Keep Active!

Heidi
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12 comments:

Marlene said...

Glad you are finally starting to feel better! Must be nice to get some exercise again.

Jen said...

Glad you are starting to feel human again. I hate being sick.

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Marcelle said...

Great that u felt better and got to run...and ended up having a decent run....
I have never run with a dog...my son does, he calls his dog * Daisy * his running partner...she has been kept in a small yard for years and when my son started running he took her along without a lead and said she was so unfit but he had no problems with her in the streets where he runs, this really amazed me.

I saw Almond butter ~ in German today....so now have a better understanding when everyone talks about it in blogs...Yes my natural organic peanut butter also has lots of oil at the top that I have to mix,.....which is the better???

99ToGo said...

I'm measurement-taking-challenged, so I don't even try anymore! I always forget if I sucked it in last time I took my waist measurment, or relaxed. How far up my thigh was that last one? I try to go by freckle markings, but always forget with one it was. If only there were some sort of body-scanner type thing at the grocery store instead of a big scale, we could just buzz through that to get a complete reading.

Glad you're feeling better! I started feeling like my throat was giving me a warning last night and I sucked on one of those Zinc things; I hope I'm right in thinking that it helped some...

Fran said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better Heidi and were able to go on a run.

I would love to take Bella on a run but she has to grow a bit more first although my husband thinks she can already do a 20 minute run. Maybe I'll try tomorrow if I feel like it. As long as she doesn't have to stay home alone she would go anywhere :lol:

Missy said...

Glad you're feeling better. Too bad your little running partner didn't pan out...probably good for you to keep it slow anyway ;o)

Nej said...

I've tried taking my own measurements, many times, and failed miserably each time. I finally broke down and asked hubby to do it for me now. :-)

ajh said...

Good job on the run.

Mon said...

Feel better soon!!

Liz said...

Once I'm sick, I'm usually ready to throw in the towel, it throws me completely off track. Kudos to you for getting out there for a run. Hope you continue to feel better.

destination262 said...

Good job on your run! When I'm sick I can't even think about doing physical activity. I hope you are feeling 100% soon!

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Nice work on the run! Glad you are feeling better too. Aren't dogs so funny? I have a pug and an American bulldog. If I went running with them, the pug would pass out after a mile (and I'd end up carrying him home) and the Bulldog would take ME for a run.