Wednesday, December 15, 2010

One Step at a Time

If you had asked me 6 months ago to go for a run I would have said "only if someone is chasing me with a gun." Actually, thats not an "if" that question was asked because that was, in fact, my answer on numerous occasions. Which is why its highly amusing to me that I have deceided to become a runner.

Its amazing what happens when you have 2 childen in less then a year. Yes, the mind goes a little wacky and suddenly crazy thoughts because great idea. Hence, my new passion for running.

I started by wanting a great cardio to lose the ridiculous amount of weight I was left with after having the boys. Did I mention that they are 10.5 months apart. Imagine how suprised I was to find so much more then a great weight loss plan.

I have found in running accomplishment, santiy, fresh air, solitude, happy thoughts, no thoughts (which when you have 3 kids and a husband, no thoughts ARE happy thoughts), relaxation, physical fitness, dedication, committment, determination and so much more. Who would have thought that getting off my arse and outside in the fresh air and building up a sweat with aching muscles would help me to find a peace of mind that I have been trying to locate for years.

This blog will serve as a place for me to hold myself accountable for my actions (and inaction). I will post when I run, when I dont run. I will post my reasons for running and for not running. My feelings before, during and after a good run, all on my journey to June 4, 2011, which is when I am going to be running in my first 5K!!!!

Its a process. A very long process and I am hoping that I am on the right path. All I know is that its one step at a time.


  1. I too gained a ridiculous amount of weight...most people wouldnt even recognize me these days. However, just like you I have found that running is exactly what I need during this part of my life. Gone are the days where I skip meals or count ever tiny calorie. I am much happier since I let go of that old way and realize I am a better example for my son and future children.

    BTW, my husband would LOVE it if I got pregnant again. However, I just dont know if I could manage another child esp this close together. HOw do you do it?! :)

  2. I am the same, I didnt recognize myself when I looked in the mirror. Running has not only helped me shed the weight but given me a sense of power and accomplishment that I really need. it was time to get Tara back and running has helped me find her!

    As for dealing with 2 munchkins, lol...well, Im not sure how I do it on some days to be honest with you. Thankfully both my boys are great kiddos, my baby does have an acid reflux issue but I think we have that under control. Really, its one diaper at a time, one bottle at a time and knowing that someone will have to cry or scream while I take care of the other one. Its not any fun at times bit most of the time, I love it. And I wouldnt change it for anything. I know when the boys are older they will be each others best friend, fiercest competitiors and biggest defender. Its all very do-able, especially when you dont have a choice, lol!

  3. I've found blogging a very efficient way for me to hold my self accountable. Good luck! Looking forward to following your journey!