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Happy 2011 everyone! My first day of the new year was awesome! It started a bit slow. I let the husband sleep in while little man and I got some work done. Well I got some work done he played with our new iPad. He’s obsessed with it. It’s kind of funny. I can’t wait to write a post about it on my other blog.
Anyway, once this husband got up I made a big breakfast on a new electric skillet I got for christmas. I had a Fast Food Style Egg Sandwich made with 2 eggs and a banana on the side. It was a great pre-race meal.
When I got her text I almost backed out. I just didn’t think it was a good idea heading into the city 6 months pregnant to run 3 miles alone. The husband agreed and decided we would make it a family affair. I was ecstatic and put on the running gear.
Picture courtesy of Little Guy. :)
The Husband and Little guy haven’t come to a race in a long time. I had a pretty aggressive schedule with my 2010 racing goals and I didn’t think it was fair to have them come along for each race. Plus, I started to like going alone. It was my thing and I felt empowered heading out on my own.
The Resolution Run is in Patterson Park in Baltimore so while I ran Little Guy would play in the park. At least that was the plan…
Around the mile mark I passed the playground and he decided to join me. I thought he was just going to stroll along for a few feet but he trucked it for about a mile!
I would point him to short cuts as we approached curves and he cut across a field but boy did he do AWESOME! Just after the 2 mile mark he was losing energy fast. We caught up with Daddy who guided him to the finish line through a short cut and I continued on.
I had smile ear to ear. I was nervous about this run. I haven’t run at all since running the Jingle Bell 5k on December 18th. Actually I haven’t workout out at all. The holidays were just too much with the travel and preparation.
Running felt fabulous. MORE than fabulous, just simply AMAZING! I ran the 5k in 41:42 and that was slowing down for the 5 year old. I think I could have done it in about 35 if I wasn’t stopping now and then for him but it didn’t really matter. The time is irrelevant. We got out on a GORGEOUS January day–the first day of the year–and had fun.
After the run we went to the Claddagh Pub for lunch. It was great! I should have took pictures. I got this tasty salad with feta and pecans, had a few of the husbands fries and then we split a brownie sundae.
When we got home it was Rose Bowl and Christmas Clean up. I can’t handle the tree and decorations up for too long after the holiday. It just depresses me. With it gone, tomorrow I can clean and get myself ready the week.
Part of the cleanup is the packing of my new ornament. I can’t believe how many people asked what I got this year. If you don’t know what I’m talking about click here to read my original A Couples History in Ornaments where I explain a little tradition the husband and I have. This year his addition was perfect yet again…
If you can’t read it, it says, "Tiny Little package, Great big love."
Just thinking about this and Evan makes me smile. :)
So the first day of the New Year was a complete success. I just got done munching on some cheese and crackers and I’m thinking of breaking into the sorbet later. I’m trying hard, REAL hard not to focus on my body or food. There have been a few tinges of "Old Roni" sneaking in with negative body thoughts and the "I might as well…" attitude but I’m fighting them off. I have 3 more months left in this pregnancy and I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing. Overall I feel fabulous. Plus I will have my body back to myself before I know it.
I did get a huge boost of motivation when I went to synch my run on the Nike+. I logged in and was presented with a summery of my running for 2010…
Considering my running tapered off severely these last few months I was impressed by my own stats. Is that bad? lol Seeing them made me realize how active I have really become. Sometimes I forget. I still don’t associate myself as a runner or even just as an active person. I know, it’s ridiculous.
Anyway, you may have noticed I haven’t set any goals this year. Maybe it’s the pregnancy but I’m just not into it at the moment. I figure have 3 months to decide on what I want them to be. Then I’ll update my Goals Page. Setting realistic fitness goals has been serving me well for quite some time now. Does anyone remember my Resolutions vs. Goals post New Years Day 2008? Long gone are my unrealistic resolutions now I focus on what I want to accomplish. Kara said it best on twitter today…
For this year’s health resolution focus about what you want to do, not what you want to lose!
I LOVE that.
I hope you had a fabulous first day of the year. Any 2011 plans you are willing to share? I’ve love to hear them! I get totally inspired by other peoples enthusiasm and goal setting. Motivation is totally contagious!
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