Monday, June 7, 2010

Fabulous and....Fabulous

Today was such an exciting day in my running life. I'm so excited to share. Why you ask? Two HUGE reasons.

1. My first post-appy run
I ran! I RAN! I am so happy to finally fill in a day in my runningahead log. I'm so happy to STOP LOSING ENDURANCE and start pre-training for Lewis & Clark. I'm SO happy to be healthy enough to run and not hurt. I made it 2 miles before anything hurt. Then there was a little soreness, so I walked back home.

Officially, my post-appy check-up is tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure the doctor is going to tell me things are looking good.

269.6 + 2.4 = 272.0 miles (barely 20 miles in the whole month of May. FAIL.)

2. The Vengeance
That's what I named my new Garmin! Yes, I love saying those words--MY GARMIN! It is a graduation gift from Mr. Joanna and my MIL. The name is that of a character in Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities (I heart Dickens). It's a woman who knits messages into cloth to foster the French Revolution. She is one of the many Dickens characters that has made me laugh over the years. This short woman who knits power into her life. Plus, it sounds motivational.

I wore it today to try it out. I love that it records per-mile times and the total pace. I'm still figuring out/getting used to the desktop software part of it. I also love that it records the path I took. I know it will automatically update my runningahead profile, but I haven't hooked that up just yet. I also haven't tried putting training workouts into it yet or setting the training partner. All this lies ahead.

It just tickled me pink to finally have a Garmin!


Damaris said...

i'm glad you're recovering well! yay for your first post-appy run!! :)

Running Around Acres said...

Congrats on the post surgery run. Glad you stopped at the first sign of discomfort.

You'll love the Garmin.

Sarah the Savage said...

Congrats on your first post-sx run! I love the name of our Garmin! My Garmin's name is lame in comparison. I use Garmin Connect for analysis and you'll love it--great for GIS geeks like us!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Ha, the Garmin is your investment into future running also. Definitely listen to your body and stop when pain starts.

Run Jess Run said...

Jealous!! Although the hubs was asking me about a Garmin the other day and my bday is next week....

Heather said...

Congrats on the Garmin..those look so cool. (Dickens is not..sorry...just my opinion. Although your synopsis of the novel made it sound interesting....I know better.)