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First Running Experience

Posted by Michelle Bowie Sep 29, 2011

Last sunday I was able to run, no problem. It was actually a great feeling because I could breathe! My old breathing pattern (counting on strides) was breathe in 3 then out 2, but this time it was more like in 4 out 4. It seemed a lot more oxygen was getting in my lungs and that made a huge difference in my stamina. The bad thing was since I wasn't used to this, getting in the rhythm was difficult which caused me to have severe side and stomach cramps. I had to stop at 1 mile when it felt like I cold go on. Good news is I ran for that long and usually, after a long period of not running, a mile seems impossible. I can already tell getting in shape is going to be 10 times easier after this surgery! woohoo

 

 

Then..... I got brave. -.-  I tried the Insanity workout at home the next day. I had to stop because I hurt myself and that pain lasted the whole week. I feel pretty stupid for trying such an intense workout when I'm still healing, but at least I listened to my body when it started hurting from the get go . I decided to take the week off to heal some more and try Insanity October 1st.  I'm going to make sure to take it very very slow this time and if it's difficult, I'm ok with just running for now. Insanity just gets me in the spirit of exercising, that's why I'm so eager to do it so soon. We'll see how it goes, I have 3 days so hopefully I'll be fine. Hoping and praying because I want to start getting in shape! ;D

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Day 1 !

Posted by Michelle Bowie Sep 18, 2011

Today is the day After 3 months of surgery, I'm going to start running! Never in my life have I ran with a smaller ...upper area . I'm very nervous...this should be interesting. I'm not sure how it's going to go, but I will post after!

 

I'm starting off as if new to running due to musscle loss over the past few  months.

 

I weigh 135 lbs atm.

 

Wish me luck!

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Next Week!

Posted by Michelle Bowie Sep 14, 2011

Starting next week I can FINALLY start running!

 

I can not describe how happy it makes me knowing I'm allowed to strat running again. I bought a good sports bra and some new running shoes. For the first time in more than 2 months I will be trainig to run a 5k I'm excited and nevervous at the same time, a lot of positive and negative thoughts are running through my mind. Will I be able to run without hurting or will it feel amazing? Also, will I get exhausted very easy? I'm trying to keep positive thoughts about it and I'm sure everything will be fine. I bought an app on my iPod called couch to 5k, it's like the one on the active.com site, but it's 8 weeks and it talks to you while running so I'm pretty stoked about that and ready to give it a try.          

 

So wish me luck! I'll be posting after my first run on monday.

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Healing

Posted by Michelle Bowie Jul 30, 2011

It's been almost 2 weeks since my surgery and I'm beyond anxious about getting better and taking advantage of my new body. As of August I will be recovering and taking it easy, the only physical activity I will allow mysef to do is working. I'm a waitress and we run around like crazy so I'm sure this moderate activity will be enough. It's not running, but at least it's something!

 

I think around September I will do a little bit of walking/jogging and hopefully I remember to post the progress!

 

 

Unti then! later

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Michelle Bowie

Michelle Bowie

Member since: Jul 30, 2011

After my surgery I'm anxious to get back running.It's going to take some time but eventually I'll make progress and be able to further my physical fitness beyond what was possible before. I'm going to be in the best shape of my life!

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