Monday, April 20, 2009


I ran 5 miles Friday with Andra snoozing in the BOB. It was nice, slow but nice. Did boot camp Saturday, wearing my ankle brace for the first time in months. Later that day, I had a bad RA flare just in the ankle (not wrists, just ankle, which was weird, usually it's more than one joint). Couldn't walk. Luckily I had prednisone left over from before getting pregnant, and Sunday it was walkable, though tender. Whatever...the flare didn't freak me out like it might have before. And after Sunday and Monday off, I ran 4 decent miles (8:30, 8, 7:30, 9) on the treadmill at school during lunch today.

We spent the gorgeous weekend getting the yard cleaned up, flowers planted, hostas divided and moved to a bare spot in the back yard. It felt very productive. My mom gets things done when she is here...we might just have sat around all weekend, but she made us work! And helped out tremendously with projects, and baby-watching. My brother and 1.5 year old niece were with us (my niece is staying til today), which added a little spice.

Managing to work out about 4-5 days a week, which is ok for now. I am continually surprised when I run how easy it sometimes feels to go at what I think I remember being a hard pace. Sunday I think I am running a 5k. I wimped out of a 3 miler Easter weekend because it was raining, and I really wanted to PR but didn't think I would (I'd needed a 7:30 pace or thereabouts). I only need a 7:55 pace or so to PR for the 5k, so I think I can do it.


jsmarslender said...

Great job managing 4-5 workouts a week! And those mile splits look good too. I'm sometimes a chicken about throwing in a fast one or two miles in my run - but when I do, it feels good.

What's boot camp? Your mom making sure the yard gets raked? Glad you had a productive weekend and that the flare up didn't last too long.

N.D. said...

you are doing great Clare! keep it up@

Angela and David Kidd said...

Good luck at the 5k! Hopefully you'll get another PR.

sue said...