Daily Archives: July 5, 2012

On The Run, Again

A package of organic arugula (greens), strawberries and raspberries – mix with some BOLTHOUSE Farms gluten free olive oil vinagrette and you have a great salad with some fabulous flavor!

After 6 weeks off from running, I got the ok to run again from my doctor.

Truth be known… I was probably doing more than I should have before getting my “clean bill of health” – but honestly, MOVING makes me feel better – so it’s hard to keep me still!!

I tied on my running shoes and hopped on the treadmill to complete my first 5K in what felt like months.


It wasn’t easy… it was plain and simple, UGLY.  I think my time was closer to the first time I ever tried it – maybe under 2 minutes.

I felt like I was a new runner again, and although my other work outs prevented me from being as sore – as long in the days that followed, the facts are, I use totally different muscles when running.

My ankles, and core hurt (I run with 3 lb weights, why?  I have no idea.  OH yes, because it’s good for me.)… but I’m SO glad I got back after it.

There is a fun run that tours the nation called, “The Color Run” and I thought that sounded like some fun I’d like to have one day. The bad news is,  my runner friend Steph informed me that the closest one was 2 weeks away.  Considering it was going to be over 100 that day, and I trained for my first 5K in just 2 weeks…  I decided to pass.  Maybe next year.

I’ll be honest – I still don’t love running.  *shocker alert*  But, there is something about pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone in any type of exercise.  Trying new things, seeing what your body can do.  I enjoy that I can still run… because some day – maybe that won’t be a possibility.

Remember that…  every day that you’re thinking about NOT working out.

If you can move today… then DO IT.  Each day is a gift from God.  Use it as such!!  (Get off your phone or computer.. and GO!! MOVE!!!)

Don’t forget to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!  Even MORE so when you’re working out on a hot day!

“Let us hold unswervingly to the Hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”

Hebrews 10:23

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