Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bathtub blogging, 3rd edition

Hello, my friends! It's been awhile since I've blogged from the bathtub...and to be honest, I'm not sure if this is really the third edition. I'm just too lazy to check into it.

I'm currently soaking in the tub because I am in some serious pain! Don't worry, it's good pain. My thighs and butt are extremely sore, to the point where I can barely get up off the couch. But somehow I managed, and headed straight to the tub.

Some updates: my fab new Saucony running shoes turned out to be, in fact, not so fab for me. I ran on the treadmill Thursday and Sunday, and my left foot was really bothering me. So, I went back to the running store yesterday after work and ended up with a pair of Brooks shoes - the Ravenna, which is brand spanking new and is replacing the Axiom. I would include a photo, but let's face it...the Blackberry is not the iPhone. And I don't think I can even begin to figure out how to add a photo to this post.

I took them for a spin on the treadmill last night and was pretty happy with them. My left foot is still not 100% comfortable, but I have decided that I will likely never find the perfect shoe...my foot is just too damn picky! :)

Tonight, I headed to the cross country course and - I don't know if it was the shoes or what, but I had an awesome run! I ran 4 x 1000 meters, and I totally kicked ass. And to be honest, I really needed a good run.

I have really felt lately that my running hasn't improved - at all. And it has really made me question whether or not I'll ever really be a runner. And I've gotten pretty bummed out about it. Tonight, I ran the same area of the course that I ran the first night my group went out - and the difference was staggering.

I felt completely in control of everything - my pace, my breathing, everything. My running partner even remarked that I had really improved - because the first time we ran together, I had to stop for quite a few walk breaks. But not tonight!

So, I feel good. And proud of myself. And, thanks to the killer squats I did yesterday morning along with three straight days of running...I am totally exhausted.

Thankfully, tomorrow is my day off! I plan on waking up, doing a few pushups, and going on a long walk with Oscar...but that's it. Time for some rest and recovery!

That being said...time to set the bberry aside and enjoy my soak. Oh, and I've noticed lots of new people commenting and following in the last few days. Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to introduce yourself - I'd love to meet you!


Crazy Shenanigans said...

I'm sorry your so sore! That's always a let down when you get something new and it turns out not to be as great as you thought when you were all excited.

I hope these shoes work out better than the first! Enjoy the tub!

d.a.r. said...

I LOVE that you blog in the bathtub. You crack me up :)

Anonymous said...

Bathtub blogging, that's the first time I've seen that on your blog! I should start calling you Rev Run because he writes his sermons in the tub! :) I hope you're feeling amazing today! Keep it up!

Lucky in Love said...

I'm so glad that your running is getting better! I've been totally sucking...reason as to why I have not posted about it in a while. My motivation is low...but hopefully it will pick up soon! I need a good run to lift my spirits!

The Northerner said...

It sounds like your running IS getting better. Running is HARD and you are doing an amazing job!

Jenn said...

i hate running so much - you are a real inspiration. maybe i'll get my butt off the couch one of these days! :)

someone already said this but bathtub blogging reminds me of reverend run. you need to start signing off "God is Love, Shaina" to be like him :)

Jennifer said...

I'm glad your running is going so well!

jlc said...

Hahah!! Ohhh you are toooo fabulous!! i need to learn how to blog from the bathtub yet knowing my klutzy self i'd get hurt!


Perfectly Imperfect said...

It kind of cracks me up that you blog from the tub. I had a breakdown run yesterday where I had was convinced I am not meant to be a runner... But I'm getting back out today so we shall see! Keep it up girlie!

Brittany Ann said...

Have you thought about insoles? They helped me when I had a similar issue finding the "perfect" shoe.

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kilax said...

The change in your running is subtle, but it is there! You should be proud of yourself! :) I am proud of you!