Attempting To Be a Runner……..Again

I have no more excuses: I’m not pregnant (that has been quite the trend the last two years), I’m not breastfeeding anymore, and both kids are sleeping through the night (well, generally)….

It is time to get back to Running.

It’s always been “my thing” and oh boy I have missed it. And my body has too. I kept myself active during both pregnancies with walking and barre classes, but I’ve been seriously missing out on my runners high.

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So I should be able to just jump right back in, right? Eh not.

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My body has changed, priorities have changed, and my schedule has changed. Gone are the care free weekends with endless time to do whatever I want.  And gone are the days of sleeping 9+ hours a night. My pace is slower, my body is heavier, but it feels good to get my sweat on.

 I do want to complete another half marathon at some point, but for now I want to get back in the rhythm of consistently running.

The last two weeks I have been able to get in 3 runs each week.  I’m shooting for two short runs (2-3 miles) and one long run (5+ miles) This was after writing it down in my planner, putting my running clothes on, and laying my running shoes by the door. No excuses right?

Did you take a break from running or exercise? How did you get back into your routine?

Please share in the comments below!

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4 thoughts on “Attempting To Be a Runner……..Again

  1. allezgirl

    I was also really into running, and was eventually running 10km quite regularly. Unfortunately, when the cold weather hits and winter comes around, I find it harder to enjoy running as much at the gym so I don’t end up going as much. For me, I have to make a schedule for myself and set a goal of running 5km every time I go, or to run as long as I can. This really helps during the winter months, but then once summer comes back around I get back it 🙂 http://www.allezgirl.com

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