Getting Back Into Running

I am slowly but surely trying to get back into running! I ran while I was pregnant, but the last few weeks I got to where I only ran half a mile at a time, walking in between, because I had contractions every time I ran. Of course, the day before I was induced I ran and ran, trying to have contractions and go into labor, but to no avail ๐Ÿ™‚

The first time I ran I did a mile, and my excuse for stopping was that I needed to get a shower in time to feed Mae again, but Iโ€™m not sure I could have gone much further. A couple weeks later I tried again, and I did two miles, but not without walking.

My goal for running is to run the Coke 10k in May without walking! I will probably push Mae in her jogging stroller. So I am doing a training plan to build up to running six miles, and my wonderful husband is so supportive and has been babysitting Mae so I can run.

Last week the farthest I ran was two miles, and this week I was able to do 2.5!

I am definitely having to have high goals and low expectations with it all. It is hard to celebrate running 2.5 miles when at one time I ran 26.2, but I just have to remind myself that I am in a different stage in life and itโ€™s okay! Everything reset when Mae was born.

Next week might be a flop and I canโ€™t run. I may only be able to do a mile before I have to stop and walk, but Iโ€™m happy Iโ€™m able to be out and running again, even if the steps are small.

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  1. Mom Peters
    November 10, 2018

    We are so proud of you. You are doing awesome!! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜˜

  2. Jill
    November 11, 2018

    How special for you & your daughter to get to participate in that Coke run! I’m impressed and your sweet one will be inspired someday by your goal too!
    Way to go!

    1. Julie Peters
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you for your encouragement! We are excited.


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