Hallelujah, running is getting enjoyable again. I was worried those days would never return!
Over the past two weeks, I have run consistently. Not a lot – but enough. The weather has been a mixed bag of cold, rainy, snowy and beautiful, and I managed to mostly run on the beautiful days.
Here are some observations:
– I forgot how refreshing it can be to run on a cold day. It’s hard to leave the warm house on a chilly day but once you get out there, it almost always feels great.
– Turns out I really didn’t need walk breaks every 4-5 minutes. On one particularly cold day last week, I didn’t stop to walk until my halfway point (too cold!), and I was fine.
– I haven’t changed my running playlist in an entire year! Since I haven’t been running much in 2014, I’m actually not sick of the songs. And they remind me of running half-marathons so it’s kind of inspiring. Still, I need some change. Any suggestions?
– I made it back to spinning class on the weekend and didn’t die! I was, however, feeling pretty nauseous by the end. Probably just need to chug more water.
Silas and I are trying a fun mommy and baby swim class and it has been a blast! It’s kind of like aqua-fit. I was surprised how tired my body felt afterwards too. Great cross-training exercise that doesn’t even feel like work. Silas was so relaxed by the movement of the water that he almost fell asleep!
Overall, I’m feeling stronger and healthier every day. I’m trying to find the right balance between respecting my body and challenging it, and I think I’m doing pretty well.
Two weeks till the Santa Shuffle – and less than a week before my lil’ guy turns five months!!