Thursday, August 12, 2010
Dear Running Shoes,
Oh how I miss thee, let me count the ways.
1 lb. 2 lbs. 3 lbs........
William was born exactly 10 weeks ago today! So, it has been exactly 10 weeks since I have done any sort of work out aside from moving and painting (which is actually a LOT of work). I worked out consistently up until the day before Will was born, but it was all on the elliptical...no running. It did make the recovery so much better, and I was more fit before and after giving birth, but with the move and the recovery, it all came to a complete stop once the baby was out.
Now that we are moved in and getting settled, and I am all recovered from the birth (aside from some things going on that we are still looking into), there is one thing that is on my mind....RUNNING!!!
Oh, how I miss running. I miss the cool crips early morning air. The feeling of my body systems all working in once giant rhythm together in the calmness of the air. The sound of my feet pounding the pavement and my breath coming out in steady even intervals. The feeling of the endorphins blasting through my body. The knowledge that I am fit, healthy and living life doing what I love. Arriving back at my home, happy, refreshed and ready for the day. Oh..can you feel it!
There is nothing like it, and TOMORROW , I will begin running once more! I am elated. I won't begin running outside until I can run pretty far (and I mapped out a gorgeous run here that goes around a lake), but we went to Gold's Gym last night and totally scored a crazy good deal there! It is so cheap it should be a crime. Just looking at the treadmills last night got me all giddy and excited. They even have a dark room with a full size movie screen and surround sound for the "long runs and cardio workouts." Hilarious!
Tons of women in my ward are runners, and each year a few of them do a relay called the ragnar. It is a total of 100+ miles, and goes throughout the night. I am joining this group of girls and we will be running it in just under a year from now. You run anywhere from 3 to 9 miles during your leg of the run, and everyone has three legs of the relay to run. I am also signing up for the St. George Marathon lottery in a few months as well. If I get in the race, it will be next October. If I don't get in, I will sign up for another marathon here in Utah.
I am more than ready to get rid of this pregnancy flab and frumpiness, and get my running shoes on. It all begins tomorrow! Hooray!