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running lesson

I headed out for a run yesterday morning, the first in awhile.  I got to watch the sun rise while I ran, saw lots of ducks nesting, and basically had the trail to myself for the majority of the run.  I started out feeling really good.  I felt strong.  I felt fast.  About halfway through I started to feel tired and thought about just heading home and cutting the run short.  Instead, I slowed my pace down a notch and finished out the run, 4.5 miles in 44:20.  I can be a pace nazi and get frustrated if I can’t run the pace I want or maintain it.  So I bail.  But if I run for fun, which is what I want to be doing, then it doesn’t matter what pace I go.  I’m out there.  I’m enjoying a quiet morning.  I’m enjoying time by myself.  I’m doing what I love.  Yesterday morning was a great reminder to me to run for fun, no matter what the pace!

I came home and did the Moms Into Fitness video as well.  And on my lunch break I took a 4 mile walk with my sister-in-law.  I learned another lesson there – at 9 months, Leo doesn’t just want to sit in a stroller.  He wants entertainment.  I need to pack toys!

Leo learned something yesterday, too: baby gates are tons of fun!


4 thoughts on “running lesson

  1. I am happy you were able to slow down and still enjoy your run! It’s hard to not be obsessed with pace and still have fun! I have been turning my watch just to overall time, so I have no idea how far I’ve gone or what my pace is. But I would be lying if I said I didn’t wish I wasn’t naturally faster.

    I cannot believe Leo is 9 mos old! Crazy! What toy do you think you will bring to entertain him next time?

  2. I remember when all the sudden Mylin needed constant entertainment on walks…it was frustrating for me because I thought everyone else’s kids did so well!
    At some point (can’t remember age) we started doing walks during snack time – something that would keep her busy while I enjoyed the exercise/conversation with a friend
    Let me know what you find that works well for you guys!!!

  3. girl…you are like a work out/fitness queen! Way to go!
    Your little guy is SO cute!

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