Pumpkinseed, ouch. I hope your back loosens up for you soon. Have you been to a chiropracter? They might be able to set you up with some exercises to work out that stiffness. I have an old lower back injury that every now and then gets really tight when I run with different form. I definately believe that running out of the ordinary can irritate the back. I also have had IT band issues in the past, and man, that is the pits. Does deep long stretching help you too?
I have to say, way to go on the 10K, that is totally awesome. Running a 10K is totally overwhelming to me at the moment. You
Lucen, WTG taking on those hills. Don't you love it when you get that fire inside and have that "Bring it on Baybeee!" attitude?
Jooj, I totally hear you on having to take the good days and run with it. In winter, you never know what you are going to get. We have a crummy picked out of the garbage and fixed treadmill. It doesn't do hills and it doesn't do a random program. I would definately invest in a treadmill that can do those things, it is a harder workout and easier mentally to get through it with that challenge. I am gonna read that thread too, I am thinking if I am good about running inside this winter, I would like to save up for a nice treadmill too.
Geo, it sounds like you are bouncing back really well. I am not surprised. You maintained a great level of fitness throughout the pregnancy. After my second was born, I felt so good both physically and emotionally. It was a pleasant surprise that I really relished
SallyZ, Excellent run on the half marathon. You totally RAWK Mama. I love that you and your sister run together. It will be a big help to have each other to pull you through the tough moments. I can relate to the sore knees too. I have had several times when my knees were the limiting factor, and not my strenth. But, I was always able to work through it and I am sure you will find the solution.
Hi Saskia's Mama, it sounds like you are having a productive day. I like to hear your voice too
Hope you don't get sick!
Shanti, your runs always sound so beautiful. Will you post a picture sometime of your beach? I always imagine it in my mind and it sounds so lovely. I am so happy you had a great run and
a great DD day! Jackpot
Dr. Jen, dang Mama, you are skilled. You can run and talk on the phone? How cool is that? I swear, I can't run and chew gum at the same time or I risk a sprained ankle. I am a klutz. I can relate to the nursathon. My DD is going through one too. It is funny, the level of nursing really ebbs and then surges. I can't really see a pattern, but I am sure there are important causes to her. Good luck getting some good sleep in the next few nights to you and DP!
BBM, hope you are having a good weekend, I am thinking of you.
Patti, what your Dad made sounds beautiful! I would love to see it as well if you get a chance to show us
It is gray, rainy and grimy out today. I did 40 on the treadmill again and watched some bad-yet-amusing sci-fi on the tube. I think I will try to do some yoga later. The cold weather is so uninspiring, especially when there is precipitation and slippery sidewalks. Yuck.