Tuesday, February 1, 2011

mama needs to run

So I've decided to write a separate running blog.

Mostly because I have frequent thoughts on running and exercise that I want to share, but I realize that not everyone who reads my blog might want to read about it.

Health and fitness is really important to me, and it helps me to have the accountability of writing about it.

I'm not saying this blog is going to be inspirational, or that it's some big deal.

It's just the ramblings of a mother-runner.

And the name?  It's a phrase I often tell my husband.

Mama needs to run.

Yes, sometimes I talk in the third person.  Especially when communicating about my need to run.

1 comment:

  1. Well, this Mama needs to run, too. I don't know if you remember me, but I wrote you back in Sept, when I was pregnant with my 4th. Well, to make a long story, short (I've been trying to get around to writing you a separate email to thank you for your kind words through a rough time...) My baby is now 4 months, very healthy, and still nursing, 5 times a day: 7-11-15-19-23.
    I was on a roll for 3 weeks in December when I woke up at 5:30, pumped and went to the gym, did about 60 min elliptical. However, Supporting Husband was on vacation and I had no time restrictions (It took me about 30 min to pump/prepare and 2 hours door-to-door from house to gym, shower, etc).
    I haven't started running just yet because I was having leakage problems, and I have almost 30lbs of extra weight that I am lugging around.
    But I miss running (well, I really don't like it at all), but I miss the awesome feeling of accomplishment/obligation that I had when I training for a Half-Marathon. I notice now that I am so self-conscious, have a lack of self-esteem. Doesn't seem to help that I am out-of-shape, have NO clothes and am overweight!
    SO, this Mama wants to start to run. But I keep on making excuses. I, too, am a morning person. To do so, I would need to pump to leave the house by 5, to be home by 7 when my husband leaves for work. However, I don't get to bed until 11-12 because of that last feeding. (I tried tonight to go after the 7pm feeding, but I'm just too exhausted after a long day.) I figure that once I have a few more weeks of elliptical under my belt, and a few more pounds off, I will feel more comfortable with running... then I won't need so much time, and maybe even try fitting it into my mornings.
    I guess what I am getting at... do you have any suggestions/words of encouragement for how to get back into running after c-sections, being out of shape, with extra baby-weight and still nursing?