Training Tuesday

Why do you do it?

Isn’t that the $64,000 question.

I do it for a lot of reasons. I want to lose the baby weight. I’d love to be the size I was when I met M seven years ago. I want to be healthy. Not just for me. For my husband. For my babies.

I started running because I heard about the Damon Runyon 5k at Yankee Stadium. I’ll keep running after the race on Sunday [OMG!] because I’ve figured out that I actually like running. For the 30 minutes or so I’m on the treadmill, I get to think about what I want to think about. I can think through things that are driving me crazy. Lately, I’ve been getting up super early get my runs in. Sadly, not this week, but I’m fah-reek-ing out about my appointment at Penn tomorrow.

I have a friend on twitter to hold me accountable. She gets up at 5 am her time, I get up at 5 am my time. We curse each other through our workouts, but I know I don’t ever want to lie to her about whether or not I actually got some exercise in.

My proudest moments are when M tells me how happy he is that I’ve been doing really well, or when Butter asks me if I have to go run when I’m putting him to bed. The answer is usually no, because I’m going to bed so I can get up before he gets up to spend some time with the treadmill.

But what’s awesome? I like running.

2 Replies to “Training Tuesday”

  1. Great to hear you’re enjoying it. Remember, if you ever get bored with it, running with people makes a HUGE difference. I get bored when I go running by myself, but when I run with people I can go a lot longer at around the same pace.

    Look forward to hearing the race results!

  2. I have Jan to keep me in line with our walking…. I call her bad names when she shows up at 6:30, but she knows I really love her for being so realible~!

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