mama in training (sort of)

running Around two months ago a friend asked me if I wanted to start running together. She was hoping to train for a marathon – in January. I was looking to really get back into shape and needed a partner to motivate me. Our first run was 8 weeks ago; 4 miles . It was tough. The next week, we pushed ourselves a little bit harder. We’ve been gradually increasing our mileage every Friday. This morning we ran 12 miles. It’s something I didn’t believe was possible; I never thought I’d be back at this level of fitness after having Cleo. But hard work and a Bob purchased for $100 off my neighborhood listserv can do wonders. It’s possible.

When I started running it was about trying to be fit. But really, it’s so much more. It’s a mental break; an opportunity to test my limits – and beyond. It’s the chance to connect with a friend and also disconnect; to quiet the demands of family and work and everything. I feel good.

I’m running to show my girls I’m strong and healthy – and that’s beautiful.

Where am I going with this? Not entirely sure. I’d love to do a half marathon at some point; timing’s the question, of course.

For now I’m enjoying the fact that I’m able, and accomplishing.

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Comments

  1. I remember when you first posted about starting and now, 12 miles THAT’S MAJOR! Loved that you stuck with it!

  2. Thanks Candace!!! It feels really good. I’m trying my best to stick with it!!

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