I hope you are all doing fantastic!!! We’ve been crazy (what’s new??!?), but doing well! Over the weekend I ran a fun 5K with this cutie…
It was a very low-key race put on by our church. Kev ran it with us too, but he didn’t make the pic….ha ha. We had fun and it was a great way to start our Saturday.
My son has been my little running buddy lately….
He’s always loved to run! He was born with a very competitive spirit, so he loves to WIN too! When he was 4 or 5 years old, he loved to challenge his friends to race. He would run as fast as his little legs could go and would be so pleased with himself when he won. Ha ha.
Here’s a pic of him running track when he was six years old.
He was given the award “The Fastest Runner” in 2nd grade and he couldn’t have been more proud.
Anyway, I tell you guys all of this because this child of mine has just been given a large dose of reality. He still loves to run as fast as he can and LOVES to win, but he’s not a big fan of training and/or working to become a better runner. He just wants to race, win and have it all come naturally without training. Ha. Don’t we all!
We ran The Color Run a few weeks ago and my son loved it, but was a little discouraged because he had to walk a little bit. It just wasn’t as easy as it used to be.
So, I challenged my son to actually TRAIN for and run the church 5K, and see how he felt in comparison to The Color Run. Soooo, we “trained” together about 3 times a week the past few weeks and it was fun.
We went about 2-3 miles each time, and one time we went FOUR! He was thrilled because he’d never gone that far before. It was very good for his morale. I let him set the pace and we usually ran quite slow (10-11ish pace.) I tried to encourage him to push himself, but also listen to his body.
I was hope…hope…hoping he’d be able to feel the difference from actually training for a race and being prepared and he DID! He ran considerably faster and felt stronger. He was so proud of himself.
He hasn’t wanted to run with me this week (he’s wanted to “take a break”), but I’m hoping he’ll start running with me again. I’ve been trying to encourage him to train for a 10K or even a Half! We’ll see….fingers crossed.
I went out on a run by myself today and it was nice…
It’s been raining quite a bit the past couple days, but it cleared up tonight, so I headed out. I love running after it rains! The air and surroundings seem so clean and fresh. It’s very rejuvenating!
I can’t say it was the greatest run ever, but I got ‘er done. I ran four miles and that was about all I wanted to do!
After our 5K on Saturday, I went on to run another 2 1/2 to make it 5 1/2 miles total. I need to start ramping up the miles again since we’ll be running a Half with some friends of ours soon (we haven’t decided which race we’re doing yet!) I’ll probably try to do six miles this weekend.
Well, I’m still stickin’ to my Ultimate Oxygen Challenge, but I’ve been struggling just a bit! Gah! I started Month Three last week and I’ve been kickin’ some serious butt! However, my body has NOT been cooperating!!! I’ve been eating squeaky clean and haven’t missed a workout, BUT I’ve actually been GAINING weight!!!???!???!??!
I’m sure I have some funky hormonal stuff going on (I just quit nursing my baby about 2 1/2 weeks ago); I just feel very bloated and heavy.
It is soooo frustrating!!! I keep telling myself to just “stick with the program,” be patient and things will eventually sort themselves out. I’ve had SO MANY people tell me they struggle with weight loss and can’t lose any weight, well to those people I say….I HEAR YA!
I’ve been busting my tail and have been GAINING weight!???! Weight loss and health and fitness is NOT easy for me! I LOVE it and I’m passionate about it, BUT it’s NOT easy!!!
Soooo, I decided to have a little pity party for myself today. I told you guys it’s been cold and rainy lately, right? Well, I kind of love rainy, cozy weather. It is so calming to me, BUT it always makes me want to bake something! Ha! So, today I said “I DON’T CARE!!!” I am going to make cookies and that is that!
So, I made them, ate them and enjoyed them…along with a bunch of the cookie dough! Ya, I’m WILD and CRAZY! Ha ha. It was nice and I felt like such a rebel. Hee hee. My kids were thrilled as well.
I’m still very frustrated with whatever the heck my body’s going through right now, but I’m hoping it decides to cooperate soon. I’ve gone through similar funks like this before and then it seems like my body just drops a bunch of weight at once. I’m hoping that will happen. Fingers crossed.
Regardless, I’m committed to health and fitness for the long haul and won’t give up. At times like these, I just remind myself that I’m taking good care of my body whether or not it shows on the scale or in how my clothes fit.
It’s frustrating AND it bugs me, BUT what do you do?!??! Give up? I don’t think so!
Well, I’m going to end this and I will hopefully have better and more motivating news to share with y’all next time! G’ night!!! Mwah.