Sunday, May 13, 2012

Nowhere But Up

Today I went on the first run I've been on since before I was pregnant. That makes it over a year and a half since I've been on a run. And that's sad. But now is better than never.

My last post was a product of my still crazy hormones. In the past when I've been in my pms funk it's only lasted a day or so and then I'm back on track again. This seems to be lasting a few more days and I'm just not accustomed to it I guess.

While I haven't found a solution for hormone craziness yet, I have started to feel a little more motivated about getting my health back. It's kind of nice that this bout of motivation seems manageable. Instead of overhauling my eating habits I've been trying to go on a meal-by-meal basis. I try to eat salad or something on the lighter side if I have the option and I've been trying to avoid soda. It's a start at least. With exercise it's one day at a time.

Today Paul said he'd go on a walk with me. I downloaded a couch to 5k app on my phone that plays a ringing sound whenever you switch from running to walking. We strapped Charlotte in the jogging stroller and to my surprise he actually did the intervals with me. It was really nice. I want so badly for us to be a family that does things like go for runs together. I hope that this continues!

I'm not making any promises in terms of training for a 5k but I'd really like to get to where Paul and I can both run a 5k in the fall. Oh, and I just have to give props to my brooks shoes. My Aunt Colleen recommended them for me and they are fabulous for running! I only had a little bit of a hamstring ache (probably due to a lack of strength) but my feet didn't hurt hardly at all. Even with my shoes that are meant for overpronation and with very expensive custom orthotics I have a pretty substantial amount of foot pain but these were great. I'm sold!

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