Mamavation Monday: Keep on Running

My 4 month old running partner

So this week I managed a much more steady flow of exercise. Most everything aligned better. Once I got started, I really needed to sweat everyday. So I continued with my 30 Day Shred and even managed a few runs in beautiful Prospect Park which is super close to home. Unfortunately the baby stroller tires had flats, so we missed going for a long run on Friday morning :( My running partner was even all suited up to go in her workout suit. I was pretty frustrated that morning, as it was one in a long stream of early wakeup calls from little miss. I would have preferred to be out running, lulling her back to sleep as opposed to dealing with a cranky baby. Thankfully tires are fixed and I should be back out running on Wednesday.

My goals for this week are to get in at least 3 runs but preferably 4. I remember reading somewhere that running frequently, rather than just 1-2 long runs per week is a better way to build mileage – so that’s what I’m aiming for. At this point, I just need to get out there and run but also listen to my body. So far, my body is loving it. I’m having deeper sleeps, my muscles feel stretched, and my sugar cravings are lessening. Strength training and better stretching after running are also on my running must-do list. Pinterest has been a great source of workout routines. Check out my Running, Exercises and Stretches board and I’d love to know if you are on Pinterest too.

A little over a month til my 3rd half marathon, first since baby. As I’ve mentioned before, I overestimated how quickly I would be back in the saddle running after baby and during my first North American winter. That’s ok though, I’m still really pumped about the event and am really looking forward to it.

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