Monday, April 29, 2013
The pup is here, the pup is here!!
Scout is, of course, the smartest, cutest, sweetest, fastest puppy in the world. Of course. I have started "running" with her. This means I go out for about .5 to 1 mile, alternating between running and walking. I do the zig-zag pattern on the trails, training her to watch me. It is a blast!!
Other news? Feeling so much better about running. Did a 28 miler with no "events." I think I have figured it out. I was suffering from a terrible case of hypochondriasis. I was sure I had a heart arrhythmia. As I have explained, when I am running hard, my heart starts to thump out of my chest and my vision becomes weird and I become dizzy and the only thing to do to fix it is lie down on my back. I thought that I felt this and then stopped running. I have now figured out that I stop running AND THEN this starts to happen. What a silly ass I am....when I stop running hard, the blood pools in my legs and my blood pressure drops. Solution? Don't stop running? I bought some compression socks. So far, so good.
Running is great right now. Work is a drag. Not bad, just a drag. Race this weekend in Buena Vista. A mere 25 miles. Let's see if I can go two for two with the socks.