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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

today, my running shoes came out of retirement.

luckily, their forced retirement was short-lived... boy did it feel good to tie those babies on. & within moments of tying my laces, gigi came running, ready to hit the pavement with me. seeing as she has put on a few sympathy pounds, as i've continually gained more & more weight over the last several months, i guess it's only fitting that she accompany me. unfortunately, the whole "running" part didn't come as easily as i imagined. in fact, today i realized that i run like a girl. actually, i run more like a granny - some one's great granny that is.

i started out strong. going up the hill i was feeling pretty good. but it didn't take long for me to realize how out of shape i am. pretty soon i was huffing & puffing along. my steps started to slow, if not drag. good thing i had brought gigi along - she was able to pull me along. i may have been slow (so slow, i probably could have walked faster) but i didn't stop once, & i never walked... i just kept putting one foot in front of the other.

i wouldn't say i ran very far, but, it was a start. by the time we were done, both gigi & i were exhausted. gigi's tongue was nearly dragging on the pavement & mine probably looked pretty similar. not only was i tired, but i felt like all my girly parts were going to fall out - like i just had another baby... but i'm sure that was just all the fat melting away.

& how did i celebrate this first post-pregnancy workout? by finishing up the remainders of a tub of coffee heath bar crunch. okay, so that doesn't exactly help me eliminate the big fat post pregnancy butt i've developed, but it's all about the baby steps here.


anna jo said...

okay, the whole "today I realized that I run like a girl" part I don't get. slightly offended, 'cause I am a girl. and a runner. and I've also seen some pretty hardcore grandma's out there. :)

but congrats on the post baby run! just remember to take it slowly and ease back into it. just keep at it and you'll get there! good luck!

Holly said...

Good for you for lacing up those running shoes and getting back out there--my goodness you just had a precious baby, so take it easy.

I recently hit the streets myself after a break--but no baby here--just laziness. I definitely looked grannyesque, but it felt good all the same.

Angry Julie Monday said...


It's a start..right..

That's all that matters!

The Shabby Princess said...

Every little bit is something--way to go!!

Laurie said...

I'm so impressed. You go girl!