Yep, that’s right. I am running again. And today I ran a 5K. The last race I ran in was Memorial Day weekend 2006 (10 miler in Chicago – and I was not prepared for it!) So over 5 years later. Today’s race was in memory and honor of a friend’s father – The Ken Rome 5K. It was a great day for a race.
I started training in July, when I decided I needed to start taking care of myself again. And needing to exercise. I used the Couch to 5K iPhone app, which kept me going and told me when to run/walk as I worked my way up to running. Today I ran the race in 30 min and 30 seconds. It felt good. Definitely proud of getting going again.
Since heading back to work, I haven’t been good about working out. Our new elliptical machine is kind of lonely. But it’s hard. After work is hard, because Maria doesn’t always want to nap, plus then I also need time for a shower. Especially hard when Chad is out of town. So this week, I decided to get out my pilates DVD and give that a go again. I figure I can do it when Maria is napping or even playing in her exersaucer…
Well, today she napped, so I went straight through it… no need for breaks to hand her a new toy. And wow… I am really really out of shape! I wanted to quit. BUT the fact that it was hard makes me really want to stick it out. Wish me luck!