Thursday, July 9, 2009

Keep on trying

Things seem to be slowly getting better. I ran Tuesday night, 7 miles, and I did not feel awful at the end. Of course, I did not go crazy with any kind of speed, just an easy pace with Dave Brady. Wednesday morning I went to the fitness center, did a body weight workout and then hopped on the treadmill and did a twenty minute run. I ramped up the speed every two minutes until fifteen minutes into the run. At that time I was running a 6:40 pace. Then I ramped down every minute until twenty minutes total. I was pleasently surprised that I felt pretty good. So right now I feel good about keeping up my fitness level until I get off the medication.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Another try

I ran again on Thursday after taking Wednesday off. Felt good heading out but by four miles I was in sorry condition. Right now it looks like I will only be able to run every other day because the day that I run I am so wiped out, it takes the next day to feel good enough to run again. Hopefully I will start feeling better the farther into this I get. Of course, I am not sure if it is the Lyme that has me feeling like this or the cure. I am already beating myself up over not doing what I know I should be doing (or what I want to do). Carol is happy as I am not going to be out the door every weekend morning to run. Maybe I will be getting more done around the house? I'll have to wait and see. But I am going to miss the woods. Plus, I have not tried to bike yet. Monday morning I will find out how bad biking to work is going to be. Maybe I should take this opportunity to stay up late and visit a bar. Like that will happen!