SparkPeople's New Running Center
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I have a delimma. I've been getting the running itch again. We (my husband and I) started running in late '08 or early '09. We had trained with friends and had signed up for a few 5K's which gave us plenty of motivation to get out there and run! Since having my baby girl in March of last year, I have been doing my workouts primarly on the treadmill - but by speed-walking on inclines. I haven't fully gotten back into running yet. I keep urging my husband (who complains about his own weight gain since I got pregnant) to train but it hasn't yet happened.
So today, SP announced that they've launched a new Running Center!
This is awesome and I can't wait to get started on it.
My delimma? Should I start to train now without my husband or wait until he's ready? I'm losing my baby weight without running (4 more pounds until I am my pre-pregnancy weight!) - it's just more fun to get out there on the road and run than to exercise on the treadmill. Heather has not really enjoyed sitting in her stroller for long periods of time (plus it's usually dark by the time I get out of work - I'm so glad the days are starting to get longer!) which makes it difficult for us to exercise together and I feel guilty enough being away from her while I work; I couldn't imagine taking more time away from her to run in the evenings.
And now I need a new pair of running shoes. I've been walking in my running shoes and they're getting worn out. When we did try to run a week or so ago, my shins started hurting again which tells me it's time for new shoes.
So I'm going to fully investigate the new running center and see what kind of motivation it gives me. I really want to run again despite my hesitation.