Taking it slow

by Heidi on April 19, 2013

I didn’t run today in honor of Boston, but I did walk. It was a beautiful night that reminded me of so many spring nights last year when I was in full on training mode. Instead of running, I spent some quality time with a spring time breeze, the husband and sleeping baby in the snap & go as we walked 1.6 miles.

It felt really good to be out and about in the fresh air, which I have not been as great about getting into (outside that is) over the past few days.

But, because I’m trying to set some solid goals, and be mildly aspirational about my fitness goals (though I know that slow and steady wins the race and that I need to listen to my body in regards to my healing) I decided to start from scratch.

I put my miles in Daily Mile again.

I also set up two walking dates for next week (I have a blind mom date next week! Eeep!!!) so I feel good about that. I’m eager to make mom pals that will hopefully really inspire me to get out more and make more friends who are mama’s.

And I’m really hoping that next week I’ll get cleared to start *slowly* working out again. I’m looking forward to starting couch 2 5k to start building up my endurance and getting back to my pre-post natal yoga class again.


It’s not much but it’s a start and I’m the type of person who thrives off numbers and seeing progress so it’s a starting point. Two for 2013! Woo! (it’ll be up to 6 by the end of the week!)

As I walked, taking in the spring air, looking at my precious little boy, I thought about last year and the goals I accomplished. I thought about the races I have yet to run, I thought about the streets I’ve ran on – in Boston during college, in Bennington – the town I grew up in, in DC and now in Annapolis. I thought about the trails that I fell in love with running on back in high school and smiled when I thought about the runs I have ahead of me with Ethan, and the races where him and Adam will cheer me on.

I will run again. I will race again. It will happen in due time. I can’t rush it. I won’t rush it but I will get out. And move and enjoy the weather, and keep my body moving not because I’m working towards something, but because it just feels good.

Finally, if you’re in Annapolis, there’s another 5k Run/Walk for Boston at City Dock at 10a on Saturday AM. The facebook invite page is here. Please join if you can! Adam and I will be walking it with Ethan so be sure to say hi!


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