Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Off and running

This morning I made my sad and lowly triumphant return to running. I mapped a two mile route through my new neighborhood and the neighboring hoods and set out. While I am happy to say that I ran the whole way (which I was glad for after several weeks without working out) it was more difficult than I would have liked. However, upon reaching my doorstep and checking how long it took me, I was surprised to find that it was only 20 minutes, which means I did about 10 minute miles, which would explain the fact that I had a stitch in my side the whole time and felt like I wanted to quit halfway through. My normal times are between 11-12 minutes, so for me it was quite a pick-up in the pace. I will have to get better about pacing myself.

The neighborhoods around here are beautiful, with lots of old, leafy trees and pretty lawns. The smell of fresh-mowed grass hung in the air around almost every corner, a testament to the fact that everyone else around here has been waiting as hungrily as I have for the spring weather to hit us. Goodbye rain, hello sun and 70's! That is more like the California I know and love this time of year. It was a nice introduction to what running around here will be like, too. Beautiful!

In the way of what might be TMI, I have a wicked bladder infection, which also made the running, um, interesting. Feeling like I had to pee the whole time, and knowing that even if I sat down to pee hardly anything would happen and it would HURT. I just tried to ignore it and keep moving. I am drinking unsweetened cranberry juice like its going out of style and just hoping I won't have to go to the doctor for pills. If any of you have tried and true home remedies for this, please share!

I came home to the man delivering my new refrigerator - gorgeous! Goodbye to the dorm-sized fridge and hello to grocery shopping. Hubby is off today, there is work to be done around here, and I think there may be sushi in my near future! Hope you all are having a great day too!


  1. I'm glad you started running again. I bet you felt great when you were done, bladder infection or not!


  2. Oooooh I want a new fridge!!! And a new oven to replace the one that the mice decided to kill. Sadly, neither will be happening in the near future.

    Super whole lots of "ATTA GIRL"s coming at you for the run!

  3. Cheering you on on on from Texas!


  4. I actually take a cranberry supplement, and I haven't had a bladder infection for years - you can buy them over the counter at any drug store - but they are painful!

    Speed demon!! You go on 10 minute miles!!