Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Eve Run!

I run.  I run and run and run, all.the.time, it seems, but then I got hurt, and took a month off from running.  Now I run for a little while and stop, then my knee hurts I cry and whine, then I run again, and cry and whine about my endurance.  It's a vicious circle.  I can't run far cause my knee hurts, and I can't build my endurance cause I can't run far.

I'm slowly getting back to decent distance.  I consider 4 miles a decent distance to run a few times a week along with one long run of 8-10 miles a week.  I won't be seeing the 8-10 for a few more months, but I'm building back up to the point of my 4 miler with little to no pain.

I should say, this is NO.RUNNING.BLOG.  I hate to run...but, alas, I can't stop.  If you want a running blog I have several friends that have some GREAT running blogs TOO TALL FRITZ (Amanda is funny and fun), Maggie RUN FOR PI(e), Kelly and KELLOMETERS <-- very clever, Kelly,  and my recent new pal, Amanda at GET TO GOAL.  My awesome running group the F'N runners ran a Christmas Eve run from 3.5-7 miles.  I ran 3.5 with my 12 year old, Megan and my pal Lisa.  Daily Vitamin F says if I run at least 5k (which is 3.1 miles) and put my picture out there, I can win a prize.  (I.LOVE.PRIZES).  So here's my picture:

This is actually me and my gorgeous daughter Megan (she's the beautiful on on the right).

This is the F'N running group at the trail on Christmas Eve!

And here I am with my "official" bib

Cheers and Merry Christmas!


  1. Thanks for the link! I don't know if you've found Kelly's blog, but it's

    Anyway, have you seen anyone about your knee? I am no physical therapist or trainer or in anyway qualified, but I wonder if some knee-strengthening exercises or stretches might help. I try to do the wall-sit (sit against the wall with your knees bent like a chair is under you) whenever I remember (which is ... um ... once a week) for as long as I can stand it. BUT like I said I am no expert so I would recommend talking to someone who knows about that stuff.

  2. I did. I actually had a few weeks of PT before the Monster dash in October. I do a lot of the exercises they gave me (monster walk, crab walk, wall sit, leg raises, foam rolling). I have a combo of tendinitis and runners knee, kinda stinks. Last year I was plagued with shin splints, this year it's the right knee...UGH!!