Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Ok, campers..........are you sitting down?

If not, I suggest you take a seat, because you are about to be shocked.

I am writing a post in my running blog, that actually has something to do with running.

Imagine that.

Tonight I had a meeting for work. We went to dinner and listened to a lecture about contact lenses. Surprisingly, the lecture was extremely well prepared and informative. And the dinner was amazing. It was held at one of the best restaurants in town, where two people are lucky to sneak by with a bill less than $100. So, of course I had to take advantage of the fact that someone else was footing the bill!

I managed to forgo the wine and appetizers.

I even avoided the bread.

But my meal was to die for, and no sane person would have left a bite of that decadent chocolate dessert on their plate!

So, I rolled out of there feeling like I needed a wheelbarrow to get me to my car and my pants felt like the seam was in danger of splitting the whole ride home!

I decided that I had to try to burn off at least a few of the calories...

I do have a bridesmaid dress to fit into on Saturday, after all.

So, I thought I'd blow the dust off the treadmill and give it a whirl.

And as an added bonus, I have significantly increased my DVD collection recently as a result of an extremely boring work project. I did a coupon mailing, and in a matter of a week's time, I labeled, stuffed, and sealed 3700 envelopes (with a little help). Talk about boring! So, as a reward, I decided to buy myself a ton of new movies to watch while I was working to help ward off some of the boredom.

So, I put in a DVD, hopped on the treadmill and took off. My goal was to go as far as I could before my ankle started in or I was going to pass out from exhaustion.

Starting out, I was more worried about my knee than my ankle. It has been hurting pretty much non-stop since the walking over Labor Day, and I was expecting it to kick in with some serious pain, but it never really got that bad.

I was going strong thinking that maybe the ankle was on it's way to recovery, but right as I hit the 2 mile mark it started in. I'm sure I could have kept going, but I decided not to push it.

I do have those 3 inch heels to wear at the wedding, after all.

And a girl has to have her priorities!!


  1. Nice job on the run! What a great feeling, huh?

  2. Great job on the treadmill!! That must feel great after all that time since your injury =)

    Thanks for suggesting the shoe pouch from Road ID! I just ordered 2 to fit on both shoes for marathon day!!! =) That really saved me from running with a stupid bouncy fuel belt!

  3. Yum! Chocolate cake!

    Great job on the runa nd good luck with the heels.

  4. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Way to go! That's AWESOME running, girl!

    I can not leave the restuarant if there's CHOCOLATE on the way!

  5. great job

    only 24.2 to go.

    there's still time for chicago, right? ;) *shrug*

  6. Hope today is going well and you recover nicely tomorrow! :)

    I'm so happy for you that you were able to run on the treadmill. Great job!

  7. congrats on the running. You have to start back somewhere and 2 miles is a great start.

  8. That's encouraging! Good job!