I started training for my first 5K back in January and little by little I started to love running. The training didn't come easy. I had to find time and someone to run with. Finding time back in January wasn't an easy task, #3 was only 6 months old and I was nursing. I found someone to run with, my friend Kamee (check out her blog, maybe she will start posting again!). We were getting up at 4:30am (depending on when #3 last nursed, I was and still do feel bad if the hubs has to deal with the brats on his own - but that is for another post) and running on the high school track. We followed a Couch to 5K program and It turned out not to be as hard as I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong it was not easy, I had to push myself, and little by little before I knew it I was running the Wine Country 1/2 Marathon & 5K. This was my first big goal and I am so proud to know I did it.
As of this week I only have 7 weeks left and am looking everywhere for the motivation to get up and run everyday. Now normally I would run in the evening and some nights I still do, but with the heat of summer approaching
Here are some tips I have if you are a Mommy or not but wanting to get a body you are confident and proud of but don't know how to start:
- Start by giving yourself a goal (start little).
- Make time (you really do have it).
- Stop making excuses! I use them and hate them!
- Work your way to your goal (it isn't going to happen overnight).
- I can't get your ass off the couch and exercise for you!
*These are my suggestions use them or not its up to you :)