Friday, January 28, 2011

My Superficial Reason for Running

With a blog title like that, I'm sure that you are expecting my confession to be about how I want running to turn my body from muffin-top flab to rock-hard minx.

And while I would love for that to be the case... I am aware that it is not going to happen.  Not while I'm enjoying 5lbs of chocolate and gallons of ice cream.  I'm okay with that.

No - the driving force behind my runs is bragging rights.   

You see, I have family and friends that are easily impressed - so my declaration of completing 9 races in 2010 leaves many in awe.

And I just eat it up.

Yes, I also enjoy many other things about running.  I love to race (even though "race" is a relative term for my 10 minute mile pace), I love the cardio benefits, I love the "me" time, and I really love the automatic love for other runners out there.

But most of all it's the collection of t-shirts and medals that I have.  And I'll keep running and racing to add more to them.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Working Mom

I am back at work today.  Which means that I now have time to catch up on blogs.  You would think that that wouldn't be the case while I'm at work.

I ran/walked three times last week.  Slowly I will get back into it.  I'm thinking about signing up for a couple of 5Ks in the next couple of months to help me get motivated.  But I'm planning to wait until I've been at work for a couple of weeks, so that I can get used to the schedule and see how running in the evenings works out for me.

What I wouldn't give for my own treadmill!!  Yes, our clubhouse is close... but it isn't the same as having one in your basement. 

I can't believe how fast my 12 weeks went by.  I miss my little baby.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I completed my first post-baby "run" today.

There was a lot more walking than running.

And I only went 2 miles.

In other news: I love my baby.