Monday, August 2, 2010

running running running

For as long as I can remember I have hated running. I am not a person who can run around a track 20 times or run on a treadmill for 45 minutes. My idea of exercise is dancing, stunting (cheer stuff, for those of you none cheer folk), chasing Cara, or playing soccer.

I seem to never be able to stick to an exercise regime. It's either I don't have anyone to stunt with, or the soccer teams don't play on nights I can do, etc. There is always something to keep me from exercise. The biggest "something" that comes up is MYSELF!

Having a child really changes your perspective in life. Cara will grow up and form her opinions about love, life, etc. from what I teach her. I am responsible for teaching Cara about these things. I want to instill in her that family is important, honesty is always best, and taking care of yourself mentally and physically is the key to a happy life! How can I teach her these things if I don't practice them myself?

I don't know if it is because I am older or because I have less time for myself than ever before, but I have found comfort in running...yes the thing I have hated the most! When I run I feel liberated, I feel like I am showing Cara that being healthy is important. I am taking control of my life, and leading by example.

Now Cara and Chris are motivation enough, but for some extra motivation to get my "run on" I purchased a NikeFit Sportband...
It keeps track of how many miles you run, your pace, calories burned, etc. You can upload it to the nike site and keep track of your workouts! A fun little thing to add some excitment to running! My goal is to one day run in a marathon, will keep you posted on that though.... Not going crazy yet! :)


  1. NO WAY YOU ARE RUNNING NOW!!! When are we going to go for a run together! And to think...2 years ago you told me I was crazy to think I would get you to go for a run with ME. Love the NikeFit Sportband! Super cute andddd useful!! I am so excited you are RUNNING!!!!!!! Also, you are so right - the phrase monkey see, monkey do comes from somewhere :)

  2. I am running, but am NO WHERE near your status of 10+ miles a day! lol Gotta start somewhere right? I am doing about 2 miles every other day!Just think of me as the little engine that could... I think I can, I think I can, I think I can ;)