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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

30lb Kid in a Jogger for 7 Miles - Fitness Friday 5/17/2013

Wow, where has this week gone? It's been a busy one for me. I actually went from running just 3 days a week to running almost every day this week. Wait? I think I did run a little every day this week!

In Boot Camp Class on Tuesday we did some running drills. How could I forget? Trust me, my legs still remember (especially since we did some dead lifts too!)

Thursday, I met up with a local running group and went for an evening stroll. This was Lil Man's first run with a group. Pushing a jogging stroller is much harder than it looks! Those lightening fast Running Mommas make it look so easy! Oh, you know the ones.. when you are huffing and puffing in a race and they bounce by you all smiles and cheery with an 80lb kid in the stroller while you are sucking wind. I've been there more times than I like to count. In fact, Hubby commented "You always get beat by those ladies with kids, maybe after you have one you'll be faster." Yes, this is what EVERY pregnant woman wants to hear when she's the size of a house and can't run. But I knew this was Hubby's way of trying to encourage me not to give up running.  Lil Man refused to leave the house without a 'hat' like mine. (It said Will Run for Chocolate). We did our longest run so far - 7 miles.


And today, I went out for the first time ever on an early morning trail run. I really enjoyed it. You know when you start falling and you just can't break the momentum? Well that happened to me today during the run. Except, my friend's butt just happened to be there. Yep, I must admit I got a little up close and personal. Thankfully I didn't knock her down. And she saved me from hitting the ground (whew). On the way back, I did turn my ankle over, but no damage done. What did I think about the run? I really liked it. I plan to run some trails again next Friday. Hopefully this time I won't be falling into anyone :)


My DailyMile Log for this week.



Comments

  1. I did the jogger stroller thing too. My son is nine now. It really helped my abbs! Now I am just working on getting back into shape after a long break from living healthy.

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  2. I do the jogging stroller thing as well. How do you do it with a fixed wheel jogging stroller like that? I hate using mine cause the wheel doesn't work. Coming to visit from Aphalicious Bliss and running blogger :)

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    1. Yeah, the fixed wheel is supposed to make it more stable. I do the 'pop a wheelie' when I need to make a turn.

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  3. I love pushing the jogger for various reasons, it keeps my easy pace truly easy, but also allows my son to see and explore the world!

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    1. I wasn't sure how he'd do with over an hour run, but so far so good. I have a feeling there will be more runs in our future!

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  4. I admire everyone who does the jogging strollers! I skipped that whole chapter, ha ha :) I do sometimes wonder if I would like a running dog partner ... hmmm.

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    1. I think I would (like a running dog partner). I think I'd feel safer when running alone in the early mornings!

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