Friday, June 19, 2009

daily 16

It has taken me a while but I have made it to 90 miles. I have put exercise into our school schedule every day so the past 3 days have seen me out on the road. Today Sister(our Bernese Mountain Dog) pulled my 2 year old for the first mile and then jogged with me the second mile. Yes, that's right, I jogged a mile and a half today with no knee pain. I warmed up before we went, and stretched when I got home. I also wore my good Saucany(sp?) shoes. I think all of those things are making a difference. I am also following an exercise program from the military called the Daily 16. I figure that they are in pretty good shape so I couldn't go wrong doing what they do. I understand that with the conditioning exercises they also run 3 miles. I am working up to it. I am doing 10 of each conditioning exercise on a different exercise card each day. I will add 5 to it each week until I think that I am doing enough or until something changes. I am all about change! Here is a link to the site

Monday, June 1, 2009


I got some advise this weekend from a runner who has had surgeries on his knees. He runs without his heels ever touching the ground. He said it gives your knees less impact. I tried it and found that it is entirely possible to run that way but because it is so different I will have to start slow. After not very long my shins were on fire. I am going to keep experimenting with it and see how it goes.

I have not had any more miles to record. I have walked several miles but they were not aerobic. My brother in law was married Saturday, and I have been cleaning houses. Because of these, my schedule has once again gone off track. I just have to keep going and be flexible.