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.