Friday, December 10, 2010

Show Me the Mommy- The one where I pledged to run 500 miles

When Bill joined the 500 in 2010 Challenge I was insanely jealous of his ability to be working towards a physical activity goal. After all, I WAS 38 weeks pregnant jumping up and down on a cold March morning earlier this year, cheering him on with an obnoxious sign with feet so swollen I could barely walk.

Buddy, I'm taking you down in 2011. After 7 months of 6 days a week gym time I am working towards my own goal of running/pushing Ian the Cary Road Race in honor of his 1st birthday.

I started using the Couch to 5k app the week we returned from Florida and have worked up to running 2.5 miles in 35 mins without stopping. Go Me. No seriously, I never in a million years thought I could run any amount of time. I have been quoted in the past saying that the only way you would see me run was:

1. Someone was chasing me
2. A Krispy Kream shop was on fire and I had to save the doughnuts

I even ran on a cold rainy Thanksgiving morning (hence the picture) much to the chagrin of my mom and brother who had never seen me in anything resembling running gear.

Next year is going to be my year for SO many reasons, starting with participating in the next competition. For now going to count time to get credit for my classes, but just to challenge myself, I'm also going to count miles.

2011. You've just been put on notice.


LauraC said...

You will certainly kick my butt on time. I can't wait to see you guys compete on miles.

I'll be running Raleigh Rocks again this year, just saying.

Goddess in Progress said...

Rock on, girl!

I'm doing the time challenge next year, too, and will not really be able to go in earnest until after the baby's born. But still, I have found the challenge and accountability to be a great external motivator.

Can't wait to get back on the C25K wagon - I think I'm just going to re-start it from the beginning once I'm cleared to exercise. But my big goal is the Tufts 10K for Women in Boston on Columbus day. It'll be a tight squeeze, but it's a good goal to push myself.


Love that reflection pic, by the way.

Beth said...

Go You is an understatement! Can't tell you how crazy impressed I am, and inspired. I think 2011 will be your year!