Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Finally felt like "running"

I only ran for 600m this evening, but for the first time I actually felt like I was running.  It felt great!

I had my mind set on going 1/2 mile, but I ate track, o-well.

Its been difficult to not push myself really hard, I felt guilty leaving the track after only doing that much.  I've always battled in my head, not wanting to cop out and quit before it gets really hard - and in the past I've almost always won that battle and pushed really hard.  So on one hand It feels like I'm giving in and not working hard -- but I want to enjoy running & I want to enjoy the rest of my evenings with the family, sans headache.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Back on the horse

So I brought the headaches up with my doctor - being cautious he asked that I not run until we rule any really bad stuff out.  So after an MRI, chest X-Ray & exam nothing turned up except that my heads empty, chest is full of lungs and I've still only got one leg.  He referred me to a neurologist, but I've decided that I'm just going to deal with it and hope they go away.

I went for a 'lunchtime' run on Wednesday, 2x400m.  I decided not to push it very hard, hoping to not return to work with a headache.  For the most part it worked, only a mild headache and some stink on return to work.

On Thursday after work I did another 2x400m on the track at Rainier, and only got a mild headache again.

Feels kind of pathetic to call half a mile a run and consider it a workout...