Friday, June 17, 2011

Running .....From what?

So I am currently training for the Salinas Valley Half Marathon on August 6th. For those of you who don't know (its okay I didn't either) that would be 13.1 miles! That's insane right? I had always said "Heck yeah I will run... to save my life!" Well after I  had some major poundage come off of my body I noticed (who didn't) I had a lot of extra flab that just wasn't going to disappear on its own. No, I knew if I wanted to get anywhere close to having a body I felt confident and proud of I was going to have to work my ass off. So I did.

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 (excuse) I have been trying to get up in the a.m. and run but for some reason my pillow pulls my hair every morning not allowing me to get my ass out of bed. Damn pillow. With 1 husband, 3 kids, 1 dog and a house that is constantly whispering to me "I need to be clean, you can't leave the dishes in the sink, pick up those toys, and you really need to clean the kitchen floor" it is not easy (excuse). But it’s really not the house. It's the lazy chubby girl inside me I still deal with everyday. My house is really not so messy. The hubs is really very supportive of my new health change and when I do run in the evenings he will make dinner so by the time I get back it's time to eat! How sweet is that. He is a keeper.

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:
  1. Start by giving yourself a goal (start little).
  2. Make time (you really do have it).
  3. Stop making excuses! I use them and hate them!
  4. Work your way to your goal (it isn't going to happen overnight).
  5. 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 :)


Jen said...

Good for you!! I run in the morning before everyone is awake, much easier to get out of the house that way. Good luck with your training! You are very lucky to have a supportive husband. Mine is most of the time too ;)

Anita said...

Hi Jen! I actually got up this morning and ran! Yay. It really makes life easier! And I feel so good. Oh, and I love your button! :)

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