Wednesday, June 17, 2015

First Run in Over 3 Years

Yesterday, I went on my first run in over 3 years. I decided the night beforehand that I was going to sign up for a half marathon in October (in Napa) and a marathon in February (in Huntington Beach). Thus, my training began yesterday with a three-mile jog. I was able to jog the entire way and was rather proud of myself regardless of the fact that it took me 41 minutes to do so.

Last September, I had a surgery. It was to correct palmar hyperhidrosis. The reason why I mention this is because, prior to the surgery, I always had an extraordinarily high heart rate. For instance, the day before the surgery, my heart rate was around 95 beats per minute. The day after the surgery, the doctors measured my heart rate once again, and it had lowered significantly to a normal range, averaging around 65 beats per minute. I've always had low blood pressure, so that was not the issue and did not change. I think that this is significant because, prior to my surgery, whenever I would run, I would always feel trashed quite quickly.  I could hardly breath, and I would get really, really hot.  My entire face would turn cherry red even if I had only been jogging for a couple of minutes at a slow pace. Yesterday, however, I didn't feel this way. It was different. I think that having a much lower heart rate may make a difference as to whether I can return to running and possibly even enjoy it.

So, today, I am suffering from some blisters but nothing that won't heal soon. I also ran with my five-finger shoes, and that was great. I'm going to get back on this horse. I'll let you know how it goes.


Monday, February 25, 2013

Fun Fact About My Last Name (Zaylia)

No one is ever going to believe this.

So, some of you know that I made up my last name many years ago. But, as it didn't exist before then, I decided that I had the right to create the meaning of this word. So, I went to a few baby name sites and told the owners that Zaylia means "female independence and empowerment."

Now, there is a line of cosmetics out of Australia called "Zaylia Cosmetics," and on the website's "about us" page, it provides, "Zaylia was chosen as the name for this modern new line of cosmetics as it is an ancient greek word meaning: female, independence, empowerment, zeal and envy."


... I don't know how anyone thought it was Greek, but whatever.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I Passed the CA Bar! Time to Get Back to Training. :D

So, it's official: I finally passed the CA bar.  I found out last week.

Now that I know my training will not be interrupted, I'm going to get back into striving toward my running goals.

I spoke to one of my friends the other day.  He said that he HATES running the first two miles of any run.  Yet, what's awesome is that he still runs from his work back to his house every day because, after those two miles pass, he loves it.

That's what I need.

I'm still reading Born to Run, by the way, which is great.  I recommend it for runners and non-runners alike.  The author has a fabulous writing style!  I love it.

Hope y'all have a good one!  I'll post a video after my first come-back run.  (Right now, I'm out of state visiting family, so as soon as I get back, I'll be training again.)

P.S.  If, by chance, there are any runners out there struggling with the CA bar, here's the post I put up on my law blog about that.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011