Friday, January 21, 2011

Today I ran.

It's been a while since I ran or jogged, whatever you want to call what I do.  Shuffle at times even.

So, I don't want to get into "My Half Marathon Story" right now let's just say I ran a half marathon last November.

I am going to do it again in April.  I get a cool medal in April that clips into my first medal from November.  Such a sucker for the shiny medal and well really gimmicky marketing but dangit I want that other medal.

Today, I ran 3 miles around the neighborhood.  It was nice and sunny out and kind of warm too.  Around the 1.7 mile mark, I got a cramp in my diaphragm.  Fudge.

So, 1) it's already painful enough to breathe and run after taking an extended break from running (oh who am I kidding, it's painful all time!) and 2) all of that breathing and running is really, really painful when you have a cramp.  I tried the technique of taking a good deep breathe and then letting it out slowly.  That sort of worked.  Oh, and my feet were kind of numb at one point.  Awesome again!  Both things worked themselves out by the time I got home.

I used to joke that I would run only if I was being chased. Wonder what's chasing me... ?

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