{Running} Starting Over

Written by Mommy Cameron | Getting Fit

It is time for me to get back to running.  When I was running, I was much happier and healthier.  However, I have let the daily madness in our house distract me from what I know I should be doing.  I have also been allowing myself to succumb to any excuse I can think of.  It is time to stop the nonsense and get back to the more active lifestyle that makes me a happier and better mommy.

Today I am starting over.  Yes, all that hard work that I had put in from September 2010 to June 2011, is GONE.  I mean totally gone.  I am starting over from the beginning.  Arg.  However, I have to remember that I can do it and I can get back to that place.  I need to get back to that place since I told my mom that I would run a half marathon with her at the end of March.

I am happy to say that I have started the new year off on the right foot, but actually getting out of my house and heading out for a run.  Granted it was only 2 miles and it was at a 12:30 minute per mile pace, but I did it.

Here is my training plan for this week:

Mon.  Walk (45 minutes)

Tue.     3 miles

Wed.  Walk (45 minutes)

Thur.     3 miles

Fri.   Walk (45 minutes)

Sat.     4 miles

Sun.     3 miles

Over the next few weeks I want to add in yoga and weight training, but I know I need to add these things slowly so I don’t burn myself out and end up like most people who get on health kicks for the new year.