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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.
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    Seems like the perfect answer is for him to stay home with the baby while you run!
    2564 days ago
    Hi Kathy,

    Go for it!!! If it makes you happy, then there's no reason to wait. If he has asked you to wait... well, maybe. I think you should do it!

    2567 days ago
    I completely agree with everyone else. Run without him. If you don't you may be waiting a long time until he is ready or not start at all! You may be the reason he starts up again!
    2567 days ago
    I agree with the rest. Run without him; he may join you or not but do you really want to wait around to see?? Also, my daughter doesn't like sitting in her stroller either but she loves it when we go running. The scenery and other people. If I slow down for a walk, she complains for me to "fast, mama." So I start running again, great for race times. I'd start with shorter runs though to make sure she'll tolerate it. I know from experience, NOTHING ruins a run faster than an uncomfortable baby.
    2567 days ago
    Sounds like he isn't ready for the full "I gotta do this", but you are. Run without him. Who knows, maybe you will inspire him. Good luck! emoticon
    2567 days ago
    DO IT! You've got the itch, take advantage of that motivation! emoticon

    And congrats on your baby girl :) emoticon
    2568 days ago
    Run without him. He may never be ready. Do you really want to wait that long to find out?
    2568 days ago
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