Yesterday was a big day in this house with SO much to celebrate. It was Bryan's one-month birthday AND it was my first Mother's Day!
And if those two things weren't enough to celebrate, I also celebrated officially becoming Another Mother Runner! Yup! That's right! For Mother's Day, Chris bought me a jogging stroller, so Bryan and I registered for our first 5K together (on July 4th and strollers are allowed!!), and have officially begun reconditioning my body. Only 4 weeks postpartum and I am starting to feel like myself again. Only with club hands. But that's a story for another day...and a hand doctor or something! LOL.
While our two miles this morning were a little off pace (OK, let's be honest, they were A LOT off pace and I had to walk a lot), I consider it a success that we got two miles of hill training in less than 30 minutes. I think that's a faster pace than when I started running in December 2010, and that was without pushing a stroller with a baby in it, and my biggest physical challenge was that my foot hurt. Ugh. That seems like a lifetime ago!
Anyway, I am part of an elite club now. I am one of those crazies that will bundle up myself and my little one to breathe in the fresh mile-high air first thing in the morning. I will push that stroller until my hands are numb. And somewhere along the way, I also hope to teach Bryan about the value of exercise and how fun it can be. I can't wait until he's three and yells "GO FASTER MOMMY" when I am running as fast as I can up a hill. My legs burn (and my heart warms) just thinking about it.
This feels so good to say. I am a Runner. And I am a Mother. And today I celebrate the marriage of the two! Bring on the half marathon training with a stroller! (Just imagine how easy a race will be when I am not pushing a stroller around! WAAAAA HOOOOOOO!!!)