July 11, 2004 in Health

Running Again

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I started running again and my whole body hurts. Yet I can’t wait to go out again, even though I know its slow going. It’s easy to spot me on the trail as I’m the one that everyone is passing up. Seriously, I couldn’t be doing more than a 10 minute mile. But hey, it’s a start. It would be great if I could run on my lunch break since I work from home most days, but it’s so hot now that it’s really not a good idea. I left the house today at around 4pm and ran the 2 miles down to chess pavillion past North Avenue Beach and by the time I got there, I had nothing left. So much for me running all the way to Navy Pier. The hot sun zapped everything out of me. So I ended up walking most of the way back. My goal is to run at least every other day. Here’s hoping that I stick to my commitment. I know I’ll feel better plus it will help me lose weight.


  1. July 14, 2004 at 12:54 am


    Good for you, Ursula. Keep it up and you will feel great.

  2. July 13, 2004 at 9:48 am


    I haven’t run in years. Since high school actually. I joined the track team my freshman year because it was my last chance to get my numbers (selfish perhaps but I had priorities). I never really liked running so I opted to do the hurdles and high jump. I wasn’t good at either but it cut my running workouts down. I will say that track kept me in good shape for cheerleading and definitely built up my stamina and lung capacity. Unfortunately, it left me with shin splints so I don’t see myself running ever again unless it’s to pull my child out of the way of a runaway mack truck. Good luck with the new regimen.

  3. July 12, 2004 at 2:35 pm


    When I’m actually involved in a training program of some sort, I hardly ever run faster than a 12 minute mile. Going faster than that usually means I’m bound to hurt myself eventually.

  4. July 12, 2004 at 1:17 pm


    Know what the worst thing about running is?
    I’ve tried so hard to get into the running thing, but I just can’t do it. Even when I make someone else go with me to keep me going, I give up. I’m much better with biking or playing some kind of sport/game for exercise.
    Good luck to you!!

  5. July 12, 2004 at 1:08 pm


    Hey, if I pulled out the long-unused jogging clothes (and they, miracle of miracle, still fit), I’d be overjoyed if I broke a 12-minute mile (just remember the first step of that thousand-mile journey and all that…)

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