Monday, May 2, 2011

Thoughts on Running

At various points in my life I get it in my head that I want to be a runner. Not necessarily a fast runner, or a long distance runner, but someone who can comfortably run a 5K in 30 minutes. And maybe does this several times a week. And maybe because she does this, she can age without gaining a lot of weight and without curbing her mint Oreo consumption. Providing of course that when she's not eating Oreos, she's eating fruits, vegetables, grains and lean meats.

Lee running

Look at Lee running a mini-marathon. He's kind of disgusting awesome like that.

I'm wanting to run again. Of course I can't run right now with the pregnancy. (It's not that pregnant women can't run, but they shouldn't start running during pregnancy. It's cool if you're already doing it.) So I keep thinking about how I'll start running again after pregnancy. I'll get new shoes and start the Couch to 5K program I had some success with a few years ago (if I can find it). Running can be my 30-minutes of escape from baby for some glorious me time and some quality daddy-daughter time for Lee and Elizabeth. I've even been looking for a 5K to sign up for this fall. I've been working on getting in a more consistent walking habit (It would help if the rain finally stopped. And if I wasn't lazy.) so it won't be as big of a deal to add in some running in a few months.

We'll see how I feel about this in a couple months. ;)


Han said...

I keep wanting to be able to run a 5k I don't mind if it takes me 30-45 minutes (that's still faster than I can walk it lol). I just want to be able to say that I did it :)

Catie said...

I'll run a 5K with you in the fall! I'll make Matt do it too, but he'll probably pass us... I don't like to run more than 2 miles usually, but I've been working on running since I wrote my "I hate running" blog.

Katie Earley said...

I know what you mean! I guess in my head it seems like a standard for fitness: I should at least be able to do a 5K to consider myself a reasonably "healthy" person.

Katie Earley said...

I've gotten Lee to agree to run my first 5K with me, even though it's a bit phsyically painful for Lee to run slow enough to keep up with me. So maybe it'd be better if we just ran it together. There's not a lot of good races going on (to the best of my knowledge) after you're home but we could always do one in the spring! There's a 5K through the Zoo in the spring which seems awesome, although hilly and possibly smelly, but still, it's through the Zoo!