day 1. no i am not going to count each day.

a friend from high school has a blog that i love. her photography, vegan food recipes, relationship with her husband. it all makes me smile. she recently posted about a women’s health magazine article that she has found helpful to jump start her running. i checked it out and thought it would also be great to give me some structure before my running group starts back up in october.

so day 1. one walk 10 minutes. next 6 minutes alternate running 1 minute and walking 1 minute. walk 4 minutes. stretch. (if i am not feeling too sick, i will go to the elliptical for as long as i can go without blowing my nose or sneezing all over the place.)

i am getting a slow start because i let myself sleep in this morning. sore throat. major congestion. not a lot of sleep last night. but i am going to the gym. no excuses. because lets be honest, day 1 of my schedule is 20 minutes. 20 minutes and then i can feel like i accomplished my goal for the day. if i can’t do that then i should just quit at life. seriously. it takes me longer to get my girls in my sports bra.

moving forward today is both exciting and tremendously sad. my hormones are going haywire and lack of sleep doesn’t help. but i started taking my prenatal vitamins this morning. vitamin bottles that i couldn’t even look at for a couple weeks after the miscarriage. then i put them in sight a couple weeks ago because i knew my month “off” was coming to an end. it is time to put the big girl panties on. so i had a healthy breakfast. took my vitamins. had a good cry. and now the sports bra is on and i am ready to go.

here is my personal mantra today. brought to you by my favorite television doctor since i was 9.


true story. i am going to be awesome today.

3 comments
Shannon
Shannon

I love your blog, too! This running plan is the best. I promise, if I can do it, you can! :)

Amy Bennett
Amy Bennett

Check out the Couch To 5K running program. Awesome program.

VintageBelle
VintageBelle

you are so awesome. i love you and i am sorry for your pain but proud of your perseverance.