Friday, December 31, 2010

(Temporary?) Motivation

Ran 3.29 miles last night and hikes 3 today!  Happy dance. 

Remember that excuses list...

Yesterday was an unusually warm 50 degrees and today is an insane 65 or so!  No excuses, then-- so I ran/hiked!!

Happy New Year!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Reasons (excuses) for not running

I have been downright awful about posting and running.  I want to just be fair in stating both. 

Reasons I give for not running:

1. Its cold.
2. Its dark when I actually have a husband to watch the kid.  Thereby dark and cold.
3. I do not feel justified in taking a 4 month old out for a cold run even if he is bundled up really well.
4. Don't kill me for writing this but when you go back to your normal size within a couple weeks (and are happy at your normal size) it is hard to feel motivated to run again.  But I need to.  I know when I stop breastfeeding it won't be as easy to maintain. And I know my 2 years of running before this point aided in being able to say that.

So there we have it.  My lot? Treadmill purchase (which I despise treadmills!!) and/or workout videos are in my near future.

Someone tell me to get my butt in gear on this!  I have a half marathon in April and don't want to run it slower than my pregnant self did last April!

Monday, December 6, 2010

My cup runnith over

My cup runnith over, y'all seriously.  I may not do as well getting out for runs now that it is COLD and I have a real live baby to bundle up, instead of just hauling my bump out the door, but I LOVE being a Mama!

For all of my fear about being a mom, would I like my kid?  Check.

Would my hubby be ok with me loving a little person too?  Check.

Would I actually like being a mom?  Check.

It was all unfounded fears.  I love this season of my life and can truly say it is one of the more fulfilling experiences in life I have had to date, and I was never someone that sat by and let life happen.  I have explored chunks of this big world (several trips to Europe and 2 to Africa) and as exciting as the exploration was, it doesn't compare to the way your heart wants to explode when you witness even a small milestone of your child.  I know I am gushing, but for others that have their first "bump" on board, I want you to know, it will all be ok and then some!