Tuesday, March 1, 2011

George - 6 Weeks & Me - 40 Minute Run

Sunday George turned 6 weeks old!

We had to dig out all the 3-6 month clothes and put away all the newborn and 0-3 months because he was going around without his onesies snapped, and we just can't have that! We found some pretty cute stuff, though. Check out this outfit!

Look, he's so old he's falling asleep in his church clothes.

Monday morning I got up at 5:30 and went to the gym to get my run done before everyone got up. When I got up to the track and took my ipod shuffle out, I realized that I forgot to turn it off. Again. Of course it was dead, but I had my phone so I thought I'd just use it instead, but where would I put it? I tried sticking it in my bra, but when I started running it kept making this weird sound and changing songs every second. Arg, that was annoying! So, I just had to run without music. I know all the really fast people run without music, but guess what, I'm not really fast. I really really like to have my music when I run. It helps me a lot. The only time I don't want music while I run is if I go running with someone, or during a race.

Anyway, pretty soon after I started, I noticed there was a girl running right behind me. I scooted over so she could pass me, but she didn't. It was weird, I'm not used to other runners not passing me! Every lap when I'd get to the windows I'd see myself with my pony tail swishing around, then I'd see her brown ponytail right behind me. It was kind of comforting to have her there, especially because I didn't have my ipod. It gave me something to think about. I also thought about my form a lot and tried not to get lazy with it.

She ran behind me for about 15 minutes, then finally passed me and went fast for about half a lap before stopping.

I ran for 40 minutes, then started on my Nike Training Club workout (Conditioning Corps in the beginner "Get Toned" section.). It's an iphone app that I learned about from Twenty-Six and Then Some, that is like having your own personal trainer. She had such a great review of it that I had to try it! I was only able to get half-way through my workout, when Pete called to see when I'd be home, and I could hear the screaming baby in the background. I just put my workout on pause, put my stuff away and headed home. Even though I didn't get through the whole workout, it sure worked me and I thought the app was awesome and really easy to use!

A few hours later, I had my 6 week post-pardum check-up, and it went really well! She asked me if I'd been exorcizing yet. I told her, "yes, I went running this morning actually."

She said, "Good."

Whew. Glad I didn't get in trouble for that!

I was so happy the rest of the day because I had such a great workout in the morning, though I was sore and tired by the end of it. And I now have my doctor's OK to do whatever I want! I'm so excited to get back into training hard!

Next up, Spin Class! It's been a while.


  1. If you go to your SETTINGS in your phone, go to IPOD, then check out your SHAKE TO SHUFFLE option. Most likely it is on -- and totally annoying. Just turn it off and you should be good to go next time ! :)

  2. I like the slip -- "exorcizing". Sometimes, that's exactly what it is :) Exorcising my inner Oscar the Grouch away!

  3. Ah, thanks! I was thinking there was probably a setting somewhere for that but hadn't checked. That will be much better next time... Which reminds me, I need to go charge my shuffle!

  4. Oh my he is such a cutie pie!! Yippee for the doc OK!!!