Thursday, September 30, 2010

running.




last week i decided that i was going to dust off my tennis shoes and start running again. it's been over a yr and a lot has happened in that yr including bed rest and baby #2. i'm not going to lie and say it was a piece of cake. i was actually kind of scared. but i did it w/ baby #2 in tow (i think i prefer running w/ a stroller). and now i am on day 7 of running and i love it. okay, some days i would like to just stay in bed and drink my coffee...and maybe eat a donut w/ chocolate frosting (or two)...but i've got jeans i am trying to fit back into!

17 comments:

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

I recently started back but have only been a few times. And without the stroller. Maybe if I tagged Collins along with me... I'd go more often.

But I'm all about staying in bed with coffee and donuts!

paula said...

I just got back to it to. Running and spinning. i feel better already.

MarĂ­a said...

then go ahead, you will get it!

Ps: Lovely pictures

katy said...

i'd love to get back into running. my pre-pregnancy jeans are staring me in the face. i'm afraid of my milk supply!

Lauren said...

I've recently gotten back into running too for the sake of 2 pairs of jeans and to get rid of my muffin top! It's not fun but it always feels good to finish. Also, my friend and I do it together so it's a great way to catch up and pass the time.

Lindsay said...

Good for you girl. I need to get inspired :)

Ashley said...

With such a positive attitude, running will become just another routine in your day! Way to go!

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Running is the only thing that got me back into my pre-preggo clothes! I have to admit I did blow it off this morning to sleep in...thanks for making me feel guilty ;)

bluehydrangea said...

I started back 3 weeks ago and I have to say it was hard at first but it helps not only my physical health but my mental health as well!

Louisa said...

Good for you - I'm impressed! Running definitely scares me, too. Just seems so daunting...but I really think it is the one type of exercise that works. I have a jogging stroller (which I love) but have only used it for walks so far....but maybe I will get out there now that I have some inspiration!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Good for you. Running is the best bang for the buck their is and always clears my ming. I just got back into pilates on the reformer after the summer off and it feels great.

Tiffany said...

I started doing the same...setting my alarm early to go walking/jogging. In fact, I should get off the computer so I will wake up at 6:30am...as a working mom I find it's the only time I can do it. So hard. Good for you, esp since just having another one!

red ticking said...

this is one of my favorite posts... ever. it is so hard to try something out of our comfort zone and when we do... it feels so good. great job!!! xx

Lauren said...

ok.. shannon, you've inspired me. i'm going to do it too.. starting tmmrrw AM

thanks!!!

l.alden said...

I started running for the first time in August. I never thought I was a runner, but read about the Couch to 5k program and decided it was worth trying. I mean, anyone can run for a minute. I'm on week 6 (took 2 weeks off) and I feel great, have lost a little bit of the muffin top and feel a lot more energetic. Glad to hear so many of these blogging ladies are putting their feet to the pavement and enjoying the beautiful fall weather! Happy running ladies!

Elizabeth said...

I love your quotes throughout your blog. Having a bit of a rough day and your quotes made me smile! Cheers!

Elizabeth
http://leezadesigns.com/blog/

Danika Herrick said...

Go Girl! i just started 4 weeks ago and did a 10 mile run on a whim last weekend. I was so pumped to finish I that signed up for the OBX half marathon next month. (The endorphines were really flowing I guess) My goal is to finish and drop a couple lbs.
Keep it up!