New month + new outlook = sucess

Hey Ya'll. Remember me?

My absence has been too long and it's way overdue for me to reconnect with you, find out what I've missed in your lives, and see what races are on your fall calender.

I've started back running, and it's been okay. Yeah, Just o-kay... I'm still having shin issues, and icing them regularly and stretching. So, don't know what else to do. I'm going to keep at it and just keep running, but only small numbers for now. I've done a few 3-4 mile runs and even though my shins hurt in the first mile, I'm feeling better after a mile into it. I'm gonna bite the bullet and get new shoes soon too - maybe subconsiously, it will make me feel new on the road again and just (in my daydreams), it will be all good again. :-) It really sucks, because this is my favorite time of the year to run. I just want to be out there in the dark, cold nights... trying to push my problems away step by step.

I'm at home now and got the whole place to myself. So what do I do? Surf the net and am watching a chic flick. My riding partner and I rode 22 miles today in the beautiful afternoon we had here in the upstate. I haven't been on my bike since Sept, so it felt FANTASTIC to be out there riding again.

Let's just say we've been crazy busy with life lately and I just hope it is slowing down soon, for me.

With the start of the new month (btw, can't believe we are already in Nov), I've got to define a new outlook for myself. It just involves bettering myself and becoming more healthy, which I've slacked lately. That's all for now.

Ta-Ta - and have a great weekend! Lots of races this weekend! :-) Several friends doing Ironman. Woo Hoo! Simply amazing.

13 comments:

Jess said...

I can't remember, did you ever see a doctor about your shin pain?

J~Mom said...

I hope your new month includes a half mary training plan! Great to hear from you!! I miss Mistah and Misses D when they are not around!

Marcy said...

Awwhhh Mendy I'm sorry to still hear about the shin pain :-(

Hurry up and get unbusy ;-) We miss you! hehe

Shannon said...

Sounds like life is good and your doing well. When are you going to be in the Norfolk area again?

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Glad to have you back in the blogosphere. I hope you get the shin problems figured out quickly.

teacherwoman said...

Glad to see you back and bloggin'! I was starting to wonder what you have been up to!

sunshine said...

Life sure gets in the way sometimes, doesn't it? Glad to hear you're back up and blogging.

p.s. can't wait to see some halloween pics of Grace!

Carolina John said...

Hey, good to see you back online. i feel your shin pains too. in fact, that's what i blogged about this morning. it'll feel better soon. just stay with it and stretch.

see you on the roads!

Wes said...

Awww Mendy! I'm glad you are running, but just take it slow. It can be so frustrating!!! Build it up. Thanks so much for your well wishes with Ironman. It meant a lot to me!!!

ECrunnergirl said...

Missed your posts girl! Glad to hear all is well but yuck to being so busy!! Hang in there!

Take it slow and steady with those shins and eventually it will all come back to ya. This IS one of the best times of the year to run...not too hot..not too cold.

Looking forward to following your progress. Stay strong :))))

Gotta Run said...

OMG... Grace is so cute in the ponytail picture. her hair is getting long!

Say hello to David.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Sorry to hear that your shins are still causing problems for you. I can't run right now either and it really stinks. :-(

Christie said...

Hey Mendy,

I hope your shins feel better. Maybe new shoes will help. Take it easy though.