Wednesday, May 18, 2011

inspired

So, I've been inspired by Jenna, to finally get off my couch and start the "couch to 5k" running program. I've had the app downloaded for well over a year (maybe even 2 years!) but I've always been able to find every excuse to put off starting it.  But my post-preggers belly apparently isn't going anywhere on its own, and a membership to the gym isn't fitting into our budget anytime soon, so today I decided to just literally get off the couch and head outside for my first run.  And I cannot believe how good it felt!!!  It even started raining about 5 minutes into it, and Lola started dragging behind about 15 minutes into it, and I still loved it!!!  Fingers crossed that I actually stick to it - and this isn't the type of thing that I would normally post about on my blog, but maybe if you guys check in on me to see how I'm doing with it, I'll feel more pressure to stick with it.  K?

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{scooting to school, with a balloon for her boy friend - another post on that topic to come}

And I was determined to get a picture of Sam's wake-up smile.  But first let's talk about that blankie.  It stays in his crib and when it's time for a nap or bedtime, all I have to do is hand him his blankie and he immediately snuggles his face into it, pops his thumb in his mouth and falls asleep.  Just like that!  It amazes me every time!  We could be playing on the living room floor one minute and then next minute if I bring him to his room and give it to him, he just knows to go right to sleep!  I wish I could do that!

And that is the awesome smile I get every single time he wakes up.  How super duper adorable is he?!

7 comments:

jenna said...

YAY! I did my second day in the rain today too! Let's be each other's cheerleaders! We can do it!! (at least that's what I'm going to keep telling myself!)

Elizabeth Frick said...

Totally jealous of the blankie-sleep-magic!!! And that smile? Too cute!

As for the C25K? yahoo!!! I'm so excited for you! I know you can do this. And then you'll be addicted like the rest of us :)

amy said...

Yay for you running! Once I am back on my feet maybe I can come in and run with you one Saturday. I have a feeling I am going to be starting from scratch!

Michelle said...

I started the program, sorta, last summer but never managed to get past the 2mi mark sadly. Maybe you will inspire me when I get home from Marco.

And that smile.... :)

Sarah said...

Good luck with your running. I did the couch to 5k program last year and LOVED it. I couldn't believe haw fast my endurance picked up, its a great way to get started!

Krista said...

Another inspirational mommy who runs! I really need to get my butt in gear and out jogging too.
And yes - the smile! Lucky you! Mine tends to cry when he wakes up.

Christine said...

I love the smile on both of your kiddos! Wow.

And yay for c25k!!! That program was the only reason I completed my 5k last fall. And being the crazy person that I am... I'm going double or nothing this fall with a 10k. Which means I need to get off the couch too!

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