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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Traci - Week Of

6 more days until the 1/2. Am I ready? Well, I guess. Not as ready as I would like to be, but with an 8 week training schedule turning into 4 1/2 weeks, I guess I'm as ready as I can be. And that's all that matters. My endurance is nowhere near where I think it should be. My mind is also slacking. But today helped. Jen made me (forced and dragged me screaming and crying) to do our L10 on the TREADMILL. I despise the treadmill. The furthest I've ever gone on that stupid thing is 4. And 4 miles sucks on a treadmill. But, thankfully, with Jen talking my ear off, we did it. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but let's not make it a habit. However, we did keep our pace. We ran each mile at a 9:40 pace and walked through water breaks at each mile, which averaged out right at the 10 min pace we want to be at. I was completely drained all day, and will definitely feel it tomorrow. But luckily, this is our week off of vigorous training and Saturday it will all be over with. Now, if we can only get rid of this darn snow, we'll be good to go! Good luck Cori, Jen and Mark!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cori - Living Life From the Slow Lane

I kind of hate updating this blog right now because it is MOCKING ME.

Here's my sick-girl activity for the week:

Monday: 3 miles (alternated walking 13 min/mi and running 8 min/mi)

Tuesday: 2 miles (ditto)

Wednesday: Emailed Rock the Parkway race director to concede defeat and transfer my registration to the 5K. Here's my thinking. A 10K would push me right now and I'd huff and puff through it. A 5K will let me try out my faster speed and be over in a flash. 5K it is. Hooray.

Tomorrow is 3 weeks post-op. Most of the pain is gone. I want to be back to normal so desperately that I am about lose my mind.

I can't wait to start marathon training again. Bring on June. (Translation: I can't wait to start eating anything I want and still lose weight. Gotta love those 30+ mile weeks.)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Week 5 Quick Update

Quick Update before my mommy brain forgets

Mon ran 3
Tues off
Weds Ran 4 should have been 8
Thur EFX 4 miles
Fri off
Sat 4 miles at a very slow pace it was wonderful
Sun swam 1200 yds

Had a great week of training minus the long run FrOm HELL! Looking forward to a long run with both of my partners yippee and a positive attitude!

“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.”

Friday, March 11, 2011

Cori -- Recovering

Week #2 of laying around doing nothing. Kind of driving me crazy, but, it is what it is. My body can't heal if I don't take it down a few notches, and I get that.

I have been ordered to do no strenuous exercise until I see the surgeon next week, and then she'll decide.

I don't know if I have the stamina to run right now or not. I don't even care that much. That's how I know I'm not fully recovered. When I was injured and couldn't run, it used to tear my heart out! But when you don't feel that great, not running is no big deal.

I did stalk my running partners on Wednesday night, though. I was in the Kia. That was my entertainment for the week. You have to love Basehor. It's a small and quiet enough town that I actually unrolled my windows and drove beside them for over a mile chatting. Then they both climbed in my car and begged me to drive them home. I don't think they had recovered from their influenza and strep. They both hacked for 5 minutes. It was a 180 from the running girls of last summer, but we had just as much fun. My stitches hurt from laughing so hard.

Someday we are going to be healthy again. And the weather is going to be warm. And that will have to be enough for me right now.

In the words of Avery Spellman, "Peace out!"

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Gallbladder-less Cori!

We went into the Nike Store tonight and it was hard. All of the cool shoes, cute running clothes, and I felt soooo out of shape. That seems a little dramatic considering that I was running 2 weeks ago, but I feel like a sore old lady tonight.

I need to start eating right and get this train back on the tracks. I did walk quite a while tonight at Legends. Yea Old Lady Cori! (smile)

The good news is, I am feeling super motivated at present. Nothing like an illness to motivate you to work out. I am pretending that once I am healthy I will run every single day! And with warm weather coming, I just might....

Missing my running girls. Phone calls and texts are not as much laughs as face time. Can't wait for the summer!

Jen Week 4

Well the cloud is starting to lift and the spellmans are coming out of the dark, yeah! Now I just need my other two pals to get better and I will be a happy girl because running alone isnt as much fun, actually it wasnt fun at all this week. Praying I feel 100% next week!

Tues. Ran 3 at 31:00
Weds. p90x shoulders/back
Sat. 7 on the rat wheel ugh! 66:36

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Week 3 Jen

Not a thing to report for Week 3 why?? The Spellmans have entered influenza/strep land and we cant seem to get out...help! So instead of working out I went to urgent care 3 times, 2 regular dr appointments and one 5.5 hr Children's Mercy visit, ugh! Next week will be better, right?

Cori - Taking a Break

I'm taking an exercise hiatus. I tried to run Monday and my gallbladder attacked me! Fever, pain, nausea.....not pretty. I don't need to rupture anything. I have people who need me. It wasn't a hard decision to get off of that treadmill.

So now my surgery is Friday morning. And the Half Marathon is 4 weeks from Saturday.


We shall see how this plays out.