February Photo Challenge Day 5

7 Feb

Day 5: 10 a.m.

9 weeks ago, I gave birth to my beautiful daughters. After the delivery I knew that getting back into shape and being healthy again had to be a priority, not just because I wanted to fit into my old clothes again, but because I needed to be able to keep up with two newborns, two 12 year olds, a husband, dog and loads of laundry. When I got pregnant I had just finished the La Jolla half marathon and was planning on running the SD Rock and Roll Marathon. I didn’t run the marathon for obvious reasons, but I promised myself that after I had the girls there were no excuses. I was going to run again.

After 6 weeks, postpartum, the DR cleared me to exercise again. He told me just to start off slow and not over do it. So, 3 weeks ago, I made a commitment to myself and set a goal. I was going to run the La Jolla Half Marathon on April 29th and I am going to beat my time from last year. I downloaded a 14 week half marathon running schedule, posted it next to my treadmill and started running again.

My brother-in-law asked my husband and I if we would be interested in running the Redondo Beach 10k (6.2 miles) with him and his girlfriend. At the time, I had not run more than 2.5 miles straight but I was ready to be challenged. I knew that if I set a goal and met it, it was only going to make me focused on the half marathon. I am happy to say that yesterday I ran the 10k in 58 minutes.

Running is my anti-depressant. Life can be very overwhelming right now, so being able to get out into the fresh air, sweat, think and have some “alone time” is necessary for my sanity; not to mention how great it feels to set a goal and see it to completion. 9 weeks ago, I was determined to get back to what I love and what helps me, and this picture was taken at 10 am yesterday… after I had finished the race. Next stop… that Half Marathon!

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