Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Running update

Howdy! As you may know, I have started running. Many reasons have gone into this...including stress relief while Adam is away, tiring myself out so I can actually sleep while Adam is away, and of course...for the health of it! The main catalyst for this new hobby was a request to be part of a group of people running a marathon relay. Hopefully there will be five of us running the marathon...therefore dividing the 26.2 miles by five...and running 5.24 miles each. The marathon will be sometime in the fall...I'm not positive of the exact date (I should find that out huh?).
Although I ran the mile in middle school (that's a big deal right?) I have never been a big runner. I have never, EVER been one of those people that thinks "I didn't work out today, I feel so awful". I'm more like..."I want to work out...but can't muster the energy to do so....oh well." But I really love the way I feel afterwards... A combination of feeling very accomplished, proud, and healthy.
So now I have been jogging a few times a week for about three weeks. At first I could barely run 3/4 of a mile. I really wanted to stop running after the first 20 steps and say "Well, I'll just have to tell them I quit the relay team!" But now I run a mile fairly comfortably! My goal is to increase the amount I run by 1/4 mile every 1-2 weeks. I have started to enjoy it more and have a great motivational tool (more on that later).



  1. You go girl! We are so proud of you! Maybe it won't be long and you can have your hubby out there too:) Keep up the good work. love you!

  2. Thanks! Yes, Adam is part of the relay team too...if only we could go jogging together!

  3. How fun!! Can't wait to hear how it all goes...I SO need to start running/working out again... Oh time, how fleeting you are!

  4. Good for you! I've been trying really hard to get back into working out, too...but surprise, surprise, Joey is really throwing a kink into things by acting out in the childcare...I've heard, "Rachel Wells, please come to the KidZone" and had to quit my workout early the past two times in a row." :/

  5. oh man. too bad you can't put him on the treadmill to burn off some energy :)

  6. I bet JoJo could give a treadmill a good run for the money:)