But I have been running. Not far, but I’m still at it.
Bathing suit season is upon us. We went to the beach twice this weekend, but I don’t have any photos to prove it because I won’t pose for the camera in my suit.
The breastfeeding days will soon be over and the margarita/beer season seems to be in full force, so something must be done.
Running in the heat of the day sucks. I will not get up at 5am and run. However, my goal is to run 3 times/week. Can I do this? Will I be able to keep it up all summer long? Can I lose the bulge? The muffin top? The love handles?
If I sign up for a 5K in the fall, I think I will keep at it. But I will not run a 5K at 10am in July. It just ain’t happening.
Is anyone else trying something new to get in shape – maybe lose 5 to 10 lbs? Do you believe in dieting? Not me….I can just make better choices. Like, the clam strip plate I had for lunch at Evelyn’s Drive In yesterday afternoon. (Well, I did opt for the small. Does that count?) Oh, and I didn’t have ANY Gray’s Ice Cream)
Lots of people are trying the Couch to 5K Plan. I am doing my best to not over-exert myself and walk before I exhaust myself. I seem to be getting better and going longer distances before needing to walk for a minute. The walk for a minute trick is pretty good though. It’s just enough time to catch your breath and run again. Some of the hills near my house though are killer. Damn you, hills!
I have 3 motivators that keep me going: (Is this normal??)
- My buddy Kevin M. (almost like a little prayer for strength and courage when I’m clearing my brain and doing some deep thinking…..) If he can do what he’s doing so courageously, I can run a little bit. Maybe I can run FAR for Kevin one day.
- I gave birth 3 times. I can run a little bit. Is running harder than giving birth? Could be…
- Dad. Dad would want to be on his boat enjoying the sunshine, enjoying a cold one. Run for Dad. Run a little harder and a little longer. He gets in my head and tells me I can do it…
What keeps you going? Who motivates you to keep on running?