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Embracing The Changes In Life

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Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

The Half that Wasn't but That's Ok

So, I was supposed to run the Hershey Half today. I had been keeping my distances short because my husband and I were trying to conceive. But we decided to take a break from trying, and I decided to put my energy into training for this Half. I was several weeks into my training schedule when SURPRISE we find out we are pregnant. I was thrilled, but due to some minor complications and between the nausea and extreme fatigue, my running came to a halt. Not just my running, but all working out in general. To someone who scheduled her life around her workout schedule, this was a huge change for me.
Now that I am further along in the pregnancy and feeling a little better, I decided last week to try going for a walk. FAIL. Within minutes, I had sharp pains in my side which resulted in me turning around and coming back home. This week I tried doing part of a Prenatal Yoga DVD for the first time. I was surprised at how weak my muscles were. But twice this week I did a couple of sessions of yo…