Thursday, December 25, 2008

A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!

I just came back from my first run in 2 months 15 days and 4 hours!

It was totally BLISSFUL!!! I would go as far as saying ORGASMIC!! LOL

We had a lot of rain yesterday and there is ice all over Montreal today but it is mainly concentrated on the sidewalks. So my Dad and I went out in a mild and sunny -10°C (14 F). My foot/ankle was feeling rusty but great, I had a stupid grin on my face the whole time. =) We ran a very slow 1.6 miles in 20:21. It was my Dad first outside run since November 4th, he was being a winter wuss and doing all his runs on the treadmill. Today's run convinced him to get back outside and enjoy winter!

I feel like the old me is back, running makes me so happy. I'm hoping this is the end of my injuries. I'll be reasonable and only run 2 times 20-30 mins for a few weeks and see how it goes.

As far as yesterday's training on the bike.... I ended being unable to sleep from 3-6AM the night before (hence me posting at 4:46AM!). I went on the trainer with a 30 mins goal in mind.

-10 mins warm-up (went well)
-10 mins speed session with 30 sec hard/30 sec easy (awful!)
-10 mins cool-down (didn't get to do it)

After 5 mins of the speed session, I felt like I was going to faint or puke or both. I guess the lack of sleep and skipping breakfast wasn't working for me.... So, I decided to stop after 20 mins. Back on the bike tomorrow!

HAVE A GOOD CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

19 comments:

Marky Mark said...

That's wonderful! Take it easy for a but, as per that plan.

My run today was done in 75 degrees with some sun and a lot of wind. I like winter running more as long as the footing is ok!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Glad you had a good run!

Merry Christmas!

wmd said...

Just stopping by to say Merry Christmas!

Hope the new year brings lots of running success!

I too am very much at peace when I run, and I am sure that it has been very frustrating not running for so long. Good Luck with getting back into the routine.

Sarah said...

Yay for running!

Merry Christmas :)

Melanie said...

glad to hear your run went well! Hope 2009 will be a great year... :)

Alexandra said...

That is great to hear! I am so glad you were able to have a good run with your Dad. Rusty is O.K., that rust will disappear.

Trishie said...

yay! good news!! great run!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Orgasmic?? Talk about a runner's high, great to hear you ran. It truly is a miracle....

Janice said...

-10? Your crazy, or just super dedicated.... I wont run if it is under 15.... I am a winter wuss. Good thing tomorrow we are suppose to hit 70 here in Kentucky. Woot woot.... it will make my long run feel so nice.

Marlene said...

WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Welcome back, girl!

J~Mom said...

Great news!!!!!!!!!!

Trishie said...

not going to lie... it crossed my mind ;)

Running~Jordan said...

Awesome :)

Ok lady - shall I shallonge you on RM? Something similar to bluecup/klewlis? Name your workouts/goals/!whatever! that week - hit them +1 miss them -2 (or even better... every missed workout put 1$ on a starbucks card and we'll mail our cards to each other at the end... hm)...

Sounds like you're ready to get back in it!!

BeachRunner said...

WHOOT WHOOT!! That is awesome!! Just dont push it too hard. Merry Christmas.

Marcy said...

Oooooo Sonia that is FABULOUS ;D ;D I'm so happy for you :-)

Laurel said...

Woo-hoo! That's great news Sonia! YAY!

anners said...

I am happy that you got out for a Christmas run :) Hope to read more updates about you RUNNING :D

kevvyd said...

That's great news Sonia! Remember your own advice now, take it easy...

Happy New Year!

Sonia said...

Ken runner's high is definitely what I had... guess I also need a BF LOL