Where does the time go? Six months of running….

I can’t believe I began my running journey six months ago! Like most moms, the summer presents a fitness challenge. With the kids home and a busy schedule it can be difficult to find the time to run. Here is how the last three months went…

Expanding our circle…

In the last three months, our son took a running class and a few of our friends have joined us on our running journey. It’s always more fun when you have a group. My friends and I connected on our Nike+ running app, now we can see how everyone is doing. There have definitely been days that I went for a run to make sure I stayed in the hunt. It has kept us all talking about running and cheering each other on!

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You can run anywhere…

While our son was taking a track class, we joined in the fun and used the track too. Twice a week, we walked and jogged the track during his 90 minute class. We logged a lot of miles and had fun doing it. As school started, I went back to the treadmill. At first, I had trouble adjusting to being inside but I’m finding my stride. I continue to struggle with finding time and started running outside after a weekly meeting. These runs have been beautiful and I love it!

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Racing…

We have run two 5ks in the last three months with another one coming in October. With a different training schedule, I didn’t know how it would translate to the course. It worked out great. Being outside taught me how to set my pace and logging so many miles at the track helped my endurance. I finally made it through a 5k without walking 🙂

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Just keep moving…

The key moving forward, is to do just that. Keep moving forward. I am finally finding a new routine. I have managed to sneak in running four times a week. This allows me to go shorter distances when I have to and further when I have the time. There continues to be good days and iffy days, but it is still fun and provides me a feeling of accomplishment. I can’t wait to see what the next few months bring!!

How is your journey?