May 10, 2009

Running Fail

Been a while since my last post. Been out of town for much of that, lighting a show. Turned out well, but I didn't run very much - totally broke my six-days-a-week streak. Have to get back up on that horse.

Went out for 9 today. Ambitious, yes, but I thought it was doable. And it might have been but for the high winds. The bay was choppy, with white-caps, and it felt like I was running against the wind the whole time. Lots of walking today and I'd had it by the end of mile 7, so I ended my workout there. Lungs and legs felt moderately OK; I'm just out of shape.

Only three weeks 'til Brooklyn Half. :(

Next week: Healthy Kidney 10K, a race I've done three or four times already. I like this one. Also next week: Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis 5K run/walk. On the same day, May 16th. At almost the same time. (9 a.m. for the 10K, 10 a.m. for the 5K.) In the SAME PLACE (Central Park). They even start within a few hundred meters of each other. Anybody else suspect that someone didn't think their cunning plan all the way through? I'm going to attempt to do both, actually. Here's my thinking: If I do 2 to 3 miles of slow warmup before the 10K, I should be able to perform OK during the race and MIGHT be able to get the race done in under 1:05. Then I could join the 5K IPF walkers. Hopefully the 10K starts on time and the 5K starts late. Also hoping that the weather is as nice as today's was, sans wind.

Have seen diabetes doctor. She took me off Glyburide for now and I'm now tracking blood sugar throughout the day. General trend is that over the last ten days, my blood sugars have been climbing. Couldn't check today, though - meter is broken. Was working last night, but no go today. >:( Abbott is sending me a new one overnight.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I am glad you signed up for the Kidney 10K! I am debating about attempting it. I may!! If I do, maybe we can run it together? Or part of it?? Or any of it??