Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's a banner day for boobies!

I talked to the president of my company today and he graciously agreed to help financially support my journey to Charlotte next year.

I told him my goal:

$10,000 for breast cancer research in the next two years.

That number is huge but it doesn't scare me. I can do it.

My company is going to help.

It's an awesome day!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Race for the Cure day in Knoxville!

I'm heading out for a moment for the Knoxville Race for the Cure. I am more worried about being able to find parking and subsequently find my team than I am about actually participating in the race.

I'm mostly going to walk. Maybe some "wogging" (walk/jogging) as my friend Dawn calls it. I'm kind of embarressed that I'm not as fit as my teammates. They run all the time and then there's me. I can't run at all yet.

But, it's about the cause, so that's why I'm doing it. Hopefully it will all be okay.

Wish me luck. I'm #5974!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What about the knees?

I don't know anything about exercise. Seriously, like nothing.

So I'm concerned, I guess, a little bit. About my stupid knee.

It feels a LOT better, mind you. A lot. I can bend and twist in any number of ways and it's not a problem. I even jumped up and down just a little bit the other day it was okay.

But when I wake up in the morning or if I sit for a long time while at work? It's pretty hurty.

I'm still walking. I busted out a really good pace today and walked for thirty minutes and covered more than the mile and 1/2 that I would normally cover in that time period. It was a rough path even with lots of going upward hills and not so many going downward hills.

And right now? My knee doesn't hurt at all. It's not purple anymore either, so that's cool.

I'm just afraid of injury. I don't want to hurt something and keep myself from my goals.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Keeping it moving.

I walked again last night. I took a different path which contained a lot more hills and a lot more douchebags than my usual path. My knee and ankle both felt fine the whole time I walked, which was a blessing. This morning my knee is sore, but when I say it's sore I don't mean it's so horrible I can't walk on it. I mean it's just a tad achy.

I can handle just a tad achy.

I walked for thirty minutes last night. It was late and getting dark and the children had homework. I felt like I could have gone further though.

I feel I am ready to walk for an hour at a time each time. I did that last Saturday, despite falling and hurting myself, so I'm sure I can do it when I'm not hobbling in pain.

After I do that for two weeks, I'm going to download a training plan. The internet is full of them, but they all recommend you are at a point at which you feel comfortable walking for one hour at a time before you start.

I'm almost there.

Well, I probably AM there. But I don't have confidence in myself yet. So I'll say I'm almost there.