I feel the need to tell you that I’m currently writing this post with Ob’s head resting on my hand. That makes typing sort of challenging. But I wanted to tell you guys about something exciting that happened today so I’m going to try and type through the awkwardness. Seriously – this pup has to be in the middle of everything we do. Luckily, I love her and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
I woke up this morning to run before Dave left for work (both exciting AND miraculous) and in an effort to help him I said I would walk the dogs after my run so he could sleep in a little longer. Dave has been so helpful with Atlas and incredibly busy with work so he deserved a break this morning. Plus, sometimes it is nice for me to just be alone with my fur babies (aka firstborns) even if it means sacrificing precious sleep. I threw on my new running pants (new clothes make running early a little bit easier), leashed up Ob and we were out the door by 6:45.
We tackled just under 4 miles in 31 minutes and here is the exciting part. I wasn’t that tired when we finished and I actually wanted to keep running. The reason that is so exciting is because that means I’ve made some progress in my postpartum running. I averaged around an 8:30 minute mile, which is a decent pace for me and I wasn’t spent at the end of my run. I have been happy with my runs postpartum, but it is usually all I can do to squeeze in 30 minutes away and that’s been okay because by the end of my run I am always done mentally and physically. But not today! Today, I felt the results of the effort I’ve been putting in the last few weeks. Unfortunately, I couldn’t go farther because I wanted to ensure Marley got his walk in so I walked the dogs around the park and let them run off leash and play instead. But still…it is the thought that counts, right?
That’s why I came home and had 2 cookies with a side of eggs for breakfast. I thought about running farther. I earned those cookies. 😉
I realize the above story is most likely only exciting to me. BUT, if you’re trying to get back into fitness (or starting from scratch) then maybe you can find hope in this post. If you keep doing hard things, one day you will realize that the hard thing isn’t as hard as it was 4 weeks ago. Make sense? Probably not. I’m tired. I was up early.
The rest of my day was spent playing with this little ham.
Marley wanted me to tell you his exciting story from the day. On our walk, we stopped at the dog park for them to play and while we were there a squirrel ran over the fence and into the dog park. Marley was the first to spot it and he about lost his mind.
Alright, Ob is starting to drool and it is going to get my laptop wet. Time for me to call it a night. Goodnight, friends!
P.S. If you have an exciting story from your Monday, feel free to share it in the comments section. 🙂