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I started this Couch to 5k program, but as I expected my running got interrupted by life. 

I started off by running at work during my lunch.  I work in a suburb that is close to a large city and while I thought it would be fine... it was just a little creepy on a few occasions.  Nothing that harmed me, but a few things that just made me feel a little uncomfortable.

So, I decided that I would run at night, once the kids were settled and in bed.  That worked for a night and then I just never got back to it.  One before my evening run, my husband and I actually ran together, with the stroller and that was good too, but he pushed the stroller.

So, if you're counting.  I ran/walked 3 times.

Running in general, has never been something that I've loved to do.  When I was in middle school, I was the last one around the gym when running laps.  Before we had kids, we did this program together and simultaneously lost a lot of weight, as well (of course my husband, more than me, but still). So, I knew, post Coen and then post Emerson, that this was something I wanted to do.  My goal to start this after Coen was born, didn't happen and then before I could think about it again, I was pregnant.

My goal this time, as I had said before, is to complete a 5k by St. Patty's day.  The downfall of having this be my goal is that we're approaching cold weather and while I prefer it to be a little cooler, cold is not my friend.

I also have taken about 2 weeks off from running now and while, it's fine... I'm feeling like a slug.  The weather here has been seasonably warmer than normal and it's been perfect running weather, but I haven't made it out. 

My goal for this week, is to run once.

Next week, my goal is to run twice.

Will I surpass these goals? Hopefully.

I need to kick about 5 more pounds to fit into my clothes like normal and I need to kick about 10 more, pass the 5 to feel really good.

Baby steps.

Comments

MSDeyle said…
Can't wait to see how you figure it out... I'm constantly wondering when I can squeeze in a workout!
M said…
if you want to go to a park or somewhere on the weekends and run, I will go and walk while you run. I could even walk a stroller while you run!
Moore Family said…
While NO one wants to get out of bed early, running before everyone wakes is probably the best time to do it. Your hubby can be home with the kids and you can get in that 30 or so min. You said Emmy is up at 530 to eat (I think?). Stay up get your run in come home and get the day going. Good luck!!

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