Friday, February 23, 2007

It Won't Be Long Now

That is what I need to keep telling myself. I did my PT today - and the foot continues to improve in different ways. The calf muscles are looser, the tendon is not as tight, and the exercises not as tough to do.

But I miss running! Tomorrow is the Outback 12K and I wish I could be there.

It won't be much longer and I will be out there. The orthotics should come in next week, a few days to break them in and then I can begin running again. In the meanwhile, best of luck to Maddy at the Outback 12K!!! She will have to run for the both of us! :-)

Meanwhile, I will plow on with the elliptical. You know, I don't really like the elliptical...I like it less than the treadmill. I did manage to make it a little more interesting on Thursday. I tuned in my iPod to a 133 bpm Podrunner mix and used that to help keep my pace up.

Podcasting update: I now have my iRiver and have downloaded Audacity. I am still reading up on podcasting but this looks like it will be fun. I will probably be ready to take it out on a test "run" about the time I can begin running again. When I was in college (and also for a couple of years afterwards, part time) I worked at an AM radio station as a DJ and really enjoyed it - so I am looking forward to experimenting with the podcast world.

Countdown to next run: ~ 1 week


Susan said...

The week will fly by. Maybe each of the seven days you should do something new in your life (not just exercise-wise). It might be a fun challenge!

Good luck with the orthotics. Mine threw me for a loop at first, but are SOOOOOO worth it!

Kevin said...

Hang in there. You are improving every day and will be back soon!
And the podcast sounds very cool too.
Thinking of you...


Adam said...

Let me know if you have any technical questions. I'm glad to share all my secrets... now back to the podcasting. It this rate you might get out your show first, but I am glad to say I just wrapped up my big work project with great success. I plan to record on Monday on route to San Diego - all travel shows for the next few weeks. The most important thing I can tell you is to just play with it - get out there and do it. The more mistakes you make the better. Just get busy girl - we want to hear you!

MarathonChris said...

Thanks for all the encouragement everyone! I am very excited.

Tonight I created an account on Podbean and tried uploading an audio file. It sounds like Mickey Mouse on the site but when I download it plays normally in my iTunes player. I am looking for ideas for hosting the audio files - something that starts out free and builds for low $. I am open to ideas!

So I am playing! :-) Will keep you all posted.

PLANET3RRY said...

I haven't used these people but would fit your volume and your price range