Running? Me?

A few months ago I was doing my daily routine of putting in an exercise DVD and then less than ten minutes later turning it off, not because I wanted to but because the girls were in my way, using me as a jungle gym and I gave up on getting any exercise in for the day.   I had had it.  I needed exercise, I craved getting a good sweat and being sore the next day.  But it just wasn’t happening.  Then I had a light bulb moment.  If I put both girls in the double stroller, then they don’t have any choice but to sit down, shut up and hang on.  So that’s exactly what I did.  I had never wanted to go outside and run before because I was to self conscious.  But I decided to just get over it and go for it. And I’ve been doing it three to four days a week ever since.  I downloaded the couch to 5K podcasts off of itunes and I love them!  There’s a 5K in November I want to do and then a 1/2 marathon in January.

Gotta love four-year-old photography assistants! The sunglasses aren’t because it’s so bright outside, they are because I’m to lazy to do my eye-makeup twice in a day.

So anyways, having lived here for six years and just starting to be a runner (not that I really consider myself a runner – I move at a turtles pace) I’m wondering why I didn’t start doing this sooner.  I live in the most beautiful place in the world.  The Ironman and many relay races go by my house.  Plus the weather here is absolutely perfect 3/4 out of the year.  This is the view out the back of my house – isn’t it gorgeous?

My favorite part of running is when I get home I make myself a banana chocolate protein drink.  With a pink straw of course.

I am really proud of myself for sticking with this hobby and I’m hoping to reach my goals.  I feel ten times better than I did before and I’m a  much more patient mommy.  Thanks for stopping by!

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6 Responses to Running? Me?

  1. PROUD OF YOU, YOU HAVE inspired me. I got my Sketchers Shape ups for my birthday, and I am going to be joining weight watchers too. I so want a jogging stroller as well. So my two younger kids can go with me on my walks, jogs, runs. Great job. Keep it up. winks-jen

  2. Melenie says:

    I’m doing the couch potato program too! It’s good motivation when you take baby steps, and I love how I feel after running!

    • Ten Cow Chick says:

      Haha – couch potato program – that’s funny! And good for you for having motivation to go at night. I hope you take pepper spray with you!

  3. Melenie says:

    Oh, and it’s the only part of the day I get to myself, I go after kids are in bed.

  4. encrosby says:

    Way to go Mariesa! I’m a proud Momma!

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