Aaah 2008, you were pretty good to me. I thought the torn peroneal tendon would be the death of me, but something about starting my own business, moving and getting pregnant turned my frown upside down!
I ran 152.2 miles in 2008 (as opposed to 900 in 2007). I ran 45 times.
I walked 135.7 miles (39 times).
I rode the elliptical machine twice.
I cycled 122.8 times (mostly on the stationary bike, but some in real time). It was 42 rides.
I had 45 "other" workouts, mostly personal training sessions, but one was my first ever attempt at snow skiing!
Thank you, Buckeye Outdoors, for making it extremely easy for me to keep up with my workouts.
As for the present, I bailed on Lisa this morning. I was having some "belly and bowel" issues and thought I'd better stay home. That turned into more napping than I have done in ages. I got a good night's sleep, and then I napped pretty much until 3 PM. Lazy bones Susan! But, I figure if one can nap that long, one probably needs to nap that long.
I have tried to keep myself super busy since then, so as to "wear down" so I am not up all night. I have done a lot of cooking, took down the Christmas decorations (at last!), cleaned and finally hit the treadmill. I listened to Fdip and slowly accomplished 3.5 miles. I am more proud of the fact that I kept going for 69 minutes than the actual mileage.
I have been thinking... I may not currently have the endurance of a long distance runner, but I definitely still have the mindset of a long distance runner. And for that, I am proud.
And on to the future! I haven't made any resolutions. We all know that they're usually related to losing weight or getting into better shape. Well, neither of those are an option to me right now. So scrap that! I told Chasen my New Year's Resolution was to give birth. HA! He said it should be to run a marathon. I said that is not a resolution, it is my goal. But seriously, my resolution/goal is to return to being my formerly super-active self ASAP after birth. Lisa and I have even entertained the idea of running an ULTRA one day. Oh my! I hear they're fun...
On the pregnancy front, all is well. I am getting less and less comfortable. Standing and lying down are my most comfortable positions. Sitting is not that great (although my desk chair is my best option - I guess Baby Isaac knows that mommy needs to work!) If I stay active, my leg aches are minimized. You know, if everyone out there knew that exercise was magical like that, I bet we'd have less sick and obese people in the world. And they'd be less stressed. OK, OK, down from the soapbox.
Happy New Year, everyone.