OK, now that I've gotten the obligatory swimming update out of the way (hey, it's not that I don't like it, but come on...running is where my head's at these days), let me tell you about my latest triumphs with running.
Triumph #1: I'm running! OK, you already knew that, but seriously, every time that I get out there and actually run, I'm still a bit shocked that it's actually happening.
Triumph #2: My ankle is hurting less and less as I run. Considering that it was so painful when I first started, in January, I had serious doubts that it would ever ease up. But I actually finished a run last week and thought "hey, that didn't hurt!" - of course, it started bothering me a little later in the day, but this is progress, and I'll take it!
Triumph #3: I've been doing intervals of walking for 1:30/running for 2:00 - on Saturday's 3.5 miler with the running club, Jeff and I were chugging along, and he suggested that when we hit the mile 3 marker, we run all the way in. No walking intervals. And we did! I ran for a half mile without stopping!!! I felt like Rocky. Now THAT was a running high!
Triumph #4: Now that we are back to being able to exercise together, Jeff and I have re-instituted our weekend breakfast tradition...after we finish our run on Saturday morning, we head over to Blue Baker for a nice hot cup of coffee and a delicious multi-grain bagel sandwich made with spinach, feta and egg. Not only do we feel good about "earning" that meal, but we also feel that we accomplished something so early in the morning!
Yum, yum, YUM!