I’m not trying to brag…

But I totally will.

Today’s run was awesome! We ended up running to a park on the waterfront about 2 miles away. We played in the grass, shared a banana, practiced standing alone and got bit up by biting flies.

We’re actually headed back there tomorrow for the green market and a baby wearing meetup.

Now onto the exciting part! On the way back Aubrey started getting fussy in the stroller and I didn’t have a carrier on me. I was feeling great so I decided to run some more.

I ended up running the rest of the way home. I ran a mile, nonstop. (Except stop lights, but I did that stupid run in place thing you see runners do and roll your eyes at, so I’m counting it.)

Remember my 3 month goal? Well, I did it like 6 weeks early. If you’d like to shower me with accolades now would be an appropriate time! I’m super proud of myself!

Days 18 and 19

I’m catching up here! Ever have those days weeks where it seems everything has gotten away from you? I need to vacuum, do the dishes, laundry, and put away the folded clothes. How does it just pile up so fast?

Day 18

Anyone else happy she wasn’t watching 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea? One thing I’ve been surprised about with these physical fitness challenges are how daunting they seem at first, but how doable they actually are. Except burpees. You can take those and shove them up your

Moving on…

Day 19

And this is one that seems easy, but I think will be pretty hard. Cutting out sugar for a week? I don’t drink anything but water and coffee with Splenda. Wait, do I have to cut out Splenda too? Crap. I’ll let you know how this one goes in a week. Yikes!

Edit: Click here for a list of added sugars. This will be tough!

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C25K update

I’m on week 2! Wanna hear something hysterical?

The app I’m using stops after week 2 and you have to buy the full version. How smart are they?! Giving me just enough to like it and bam, “May we have your wallet, please?”

Same thing happened to me when I was in labor. I was using a free app for timing of my contractions, when it said the trial was over. I called the app maker every name in the book, and plenty that aren’t!

I get it though, I do! I hate it, but I get it.

I’m looking for a 5k that allows strollers, hopefully after late October/November, in NYC or NJ. It’s a bit intimidating, but totally exciting!

I guess it’s intimidating because a few years ago I talked a big game about running a 5k and never did. No one called me out on it, either.

I don’t want that to happen. I want to do this. And I want, no, need for you to call me out if not.

Pinkie promise? Please?

 
Jogging is hard work!

Day 11…and Day 1

Day 11‘s challenge is perfect for me, yet again. See, when I was in NJ, I got an awesome new-to-me jogging stroller. It’s a Baby Jogger Q Series and it’s a beast!

If you think back to a far away time, eleven whole days ago my one month goal was to start a Couch 2 5k program.

And I did that today! I dressed Bree up in a pink super girl outfit, loaded her into the stroller and left before I could talk myself out of it.

I’m considering it a success! Not only did I finish, but I did so without anyone stopping me to ask if I needed an ambulance or coming home to reports of seismic activity. Woot!

Super Girl had fun too. We stopped at my favorite park on the way home to relax and cool off. She had fun one armed spasming waving at all the kids. Love her!

I’ve still got to burn about 200 more calories to complete the challenge, but I’m confident I for got it.