Monday, February 16, 2009

Funkdified

Thank-you for all the kind words you guys left for me regarding my last couple of posts. It did make me feel better to have some positive feedback. I have also enjoyed reading about all your running endeavors this week despite my setback. So it has been 1 day short of a week since I have bothered to blog. I wanted to spare you all, because I have had nothing worthwhile to report about. As a result, I have spent the last three days in a drunken overeaten stupor. So it’s been a week of stretching and icing the IT band. I have also been going to the PT for those crazy therapy sessions. Today he actually had me sweat which felt great. 10 minutes on the bike, 7 minutes on the stair stepper. I forgot how good it felt to sweat! So here is the short story of my week: Wednesday: Felt depressed all day. In a funk Thursday: Still in a funk. Can’t seem to think about anything but running. Went back to the PT. Met with a foot specialist to learn more about the supination issue and discuss the possibility of orthotics. Friday: went to Trader Joe’s to stock up on 2-buck-chuck for the weekend. Started drinking around 4:00. Polished off a bottle of wine. Yay me! Saturday: mustered up some drive to do schoolwork. Started drinking around 4:00. Polished off yet another bottle of wine. Yay me! Sunday: mustered up more drive to do schoolwork. Started drinking…you get the picture. Monday: I was supposed to go for a swim today, but woke up with a 3 day binge drinking hangover. Ouch. Why did I do that to myself? No swim. Went back to the PT and sweated out some wine. So now, it’s a new week and I am feeling better about my knee. And let’s face it – even if I can’t start running within the next couple of weeks, eventually I will be able to run and I don’t want to have to lug around another 20lbs with me. I have to stay on top of this. So this is my workout schedule for the week: M – Swim – Crap! It’s too late for that. T - Spin class, Core* W – Swim Th – Yoga* F – Spin class, Pilates *I also need to incorporate the stair machine for my upcoming event. So there it is. No more self-pity. I know it happens, but I have snapped out of it thank GOD. Or let's hope

10 comments:

Frayed Laces said...

Hi Kristen,
You left a comment about my auntie in Tacoma and her desire to find a running group...can you email me (frayedlaces at gmail dot com) with your email so I can pass it along to her? Thanks chicka!

I Run for Fun said...

Sorry you are going through a funk. Good luck with your workouts the rest of the week. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

aron said...

bleh funks suck... BUT they do happen. no doubt you will be out of this one soon!! just stick to your plan and get yourself moving and it will be over before you know it!

Alisa said...

We've all had the "funks"...you'll snap out of it.

I would totally be willing to send you some swim workouts if you want them.

jen said...

Ok, you had your "woe is me" week, (which I totally understand and is completely fair!)but now it is time to chin up and make the most of it! Enjoy all these things that us runners tend to avoid since we're too busy running: swimming, core work, spin class, pilates, stair climbing.. you'll be busy! Stay positive, this will pass! :)

joyRuN said...

Funk happens, & ya just gotta roll with it until you're ready (which sounds like you are).

My pool's not always that busy, but it was President's Day & I think everyone was trying to finish up their triathlon miles. Plus it was a time slot where only 3 lanes were open (the other 3 were for rec). It was a temporary problem, hence my willingness to stick it out :)

Janice {Run Far} said...

oh man... I seem to always get into a deep funk in the winter. Hope things get better.

seejessrun said...

I feel for you! I am at my very worst when I can't run. I'm glad you'll get some exercise endorphins this week, even if you can't run just yet.

P.O.M. said...

Oh girl - I feel your pain. I think I went thru 4 bottles from Friday to Monday, as well.

The funk will pass. I promise.

P.O.M. said...

Ha ha - regarding your comment. My ex ALWAYS gives me the "Are you sure you want one more glass" STINK EYE!