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Thursday, September 12, 2013

new routines

Back in the day, I used to run regularly. And by back in the day, I mean before I was married and before I blogged. My running days seem to have peaked when I was single, living in Baltimore. I even ran the Baltimore Half Marathon and the Cherry Blossom 10 miler twice (along with a few 10 and 5ks).

For the past five years or so, running has been shoved aside. But I decided now was as good a time as any to get back into a running routine (side note: I am using the term "running" rather loosely). My hope is that by the time I return to work next month I will have created a new habit that sticks.

Maggie's arrival has brought a season of change and I'm pushing myself to form good habits as a new mom. I don't want to get lazy, whether it is taking care of our child, our home or myself.

In the past, I've loved my time on the pavement. It's therapeutic alone time (technically, I don't run alone most of the time since I have Maggie with me, but she sleeps so it's like being alone). I don't always feel motivated to get out for a run, but love the feeling when I'm done. I also really love outside time in the New England fall.

This time around, running looks a bit different. The day I wanted to get out for the first time started with not being able I to find my running shorts. Getting out the door proved challenging (a piece for the stroller was missing and I slammed my hand in the door in frustration), but we finally managed. I walked more than I wanted to admit, but it was a start.

In an effort to hold myself accountable, I mentioned this goal last week, as well as on Instagram. I am also planning to sign up for a 10k road race next month.

I've heard it takes 40 days to create a habit. I'm about 10 days in, so let's see how the next 30 go...

P.S. Have you entered to win your own Diamond Candle?


  1. Good for you! I think being outside, running or biking, gives me time to think and pray. It is very clarifying for me.

  2. good job lady! i can imagine that running with a stroller is super hard so I'm impressed that's happening! I hope it does help you feel good :)

  3. Great job, and great way to lose that baby weight - although I bet you're close to pre-pregnancy weight already - you didn't seem to gain much!! It's a great arm workout with the jogger... btw, which jogger do you have? I have the citi-mini and I love it!!

    Also, I miss you at work!!
    -Amanda (Surgens)


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