I tackled two weeks worth of laundry today, and it contained three sports bras. Some of you may be unimpressed, but this is actually progress. I’ve been pretty inactive since running… okay completing… Okay, okay! Taking home a personal worst at the Nike Women’s Half Marathon when I was 8 weeks pregnant. OKAY FINE. If you demand complete disclosure… This was the result of also being inactive before the race.
I have grand fitness plans for after the baby is born, but all I’ve really done in the here and now is think about those plans while eating cake on the couch. You see, I struggle with moderation. I often have a hard time remembering that 1 mile is better than no miles and going for a walk actually does count.
Fortunately a few motivators came into my life recently. A local mom began coordinating evening (read: post-toddler bedtime) walks. I went to one and it was fabulous. We did a hilly, 3 miles at a brisk pace, and it was a solid workout. I refuse to be ashamed to admit that! And the company was the best. I came home totally energized.
I also went to the first Team Challenge – East Bay practice. The team is training for the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon in July, and I’m going to help out during the first half of the season. Per the plan, I was to join and support the walkers. Well, there weren’t any. And walking by myself at the back of the pack didn’t feel like much in the way of “helping out”. So I ended up doing a 2 mile run/walk combo, and it felt surprisingly great.
The truth is I don’t need to wait until the baby is born before picking my ass up off the couch. And when it comes down to it, I really have others to thank for my first few steps. So I’m thinking, “Why not take this yet another step further? I have a few more friends. I should take advantage of them too, right?”
With that in mind, here’s my plan. On Mondays I’m going to blog about my fitness goals for the upcoming week, as well as how I did versus last week’s goals. I’ll be accountable to you, my readers, and use that as motivation. I’m going to try and keep both my goals and my posts short and sweet. Unlike this one… unless you count the cake.
Anyone care to join me? I’ll post more details on Monday.