MOUNTALUM

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Just a Thought, For Now

Friday, July 20, 2012

I had a thought yesterday, inspired by getting back on SP. I haven't run -- in a race or otherwise -- in about a year. My last race was two St. Paddy's Days ago and the last time I set foot on a tredmill was last summer. My husband, who's been my race partner (even though he finishes much faster than I do!) has turned his energies to soccer and only runs to train for games, meaning short distances. So basically running has not been a part of my life in anyway for about a year and a half. Depressing, especially considering how into it I once was.

So this is not a goal yet, just an idea. A thought. A maybe. A "wouldn't it be nice?" I think that's how all goals start, with a wish for the future. I'm thinking about setting an official goal for myself to run another 5K in the spring after the baby is born. By then I'll be well into my working mom routine, I'll have longsince gotten clearance to work out again, plus the weather will be nice enough so I can run outside. (I'm dropping my gym membership -- yikes! -- at the end of the summer to save some $$).

If I do sign up for a race I want to keep it moderate, a flat course, oneI've never done before to keep it fresh. I'd like to run it alone, without husband or daughter...but with them at the finish line cheering me on with a bottle of Gatorade. I would want this to be for me, not something I necessarily have to do with someone else. Hmm. I could actually do this.. emoticon
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  • MOUNTALUM
    When I wrote this post on July 20th I had NO IDEA that later that night I would be in the hospital being told that I'd have to deliver my baby within the next 24-48 hours.
    3197 days ago
  • KARBIE18
    First of all, congratulations! I am so very excited for you!

    A long term running goal sounds perfect. You are going to need the movement more than ever - a happy mom makes for a happy baby! Don't let yourself get put on the bottom of the list.

    Hugs,
    Karen
    3248 days ago
  • GOPINTOS
    I believe we can do anything we set our minds to emoticon

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    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Dr Oz Show Fans Team
    3249 days ago
  • TWINSMOMMY607
    My cousin did that, she signed up for a 5k while she was still pregnant and will be running it this fall.
    3250 days ago
  • SEPPIESUSAN
    FANTASTIC idea. Knowing that it's coming will keep you motivated to train for months through a busy time when it would be otherwise so easy to put off exercise.
    3250 days ago
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