A couple of days ago I got the thumbs up from my doc for running. Well actually she have me the go ahead for everything. She told me to just do what I feel is right, and go slow, but to feel free to try most work outs. For the past 12 days I have actually been following the bikini body mommy series. It’s a 90 day series where she posts work out videos daily. I’m about 5 weeks behind since I had just had Dominic when she started on New Year’s Day. She has a mix of high interval training, weight lifting, and cardio. Overall I like the mix, and I love that she just had a baby too and is able to do the work outs. Very cool.
Anyways back to my run. Yesterday was a cardio day, where you do 45 minutes of anything that gets your heart rate going. Since I had gotten the go ahead from my doc the day before, I couldn’t wait to get out and run!
I had downloaded a free interval timer for the other hiit work outs with the 90 day challenge.
I decided to use it for a 1min walk/1min run work out. This timer (from what I could tell) only has one setting. It’s for a 23 minute work out, where you are in a high intensity for a minute and low intensity for 1:15. I just reset the timer when it was done to get the full 45 minutes in. It worked out perfectly!
I even got a little high tech (for me) with wireless headphones.
I got them at Costco with my Christmas cash, and I’m really glad I did. It was nice to not have to worry about any type of wires while I was running. I threw away the box, but I think they are Motorola s-11 in hd. Sound quality is great for what I need, and they stayed in place the entire time.
And as far as the run went, it went great! I felt good during the entire run. My legs felt a little sore towards the end, so I opted to walk the last few intervals. Today I feel really great, just a teensy bit sore. I think I will try to throw a run in once or twice a week.
There was this awesome moment during my run where a fellow runner passed me coming from the opposite direction. She gave me a big thumbs up and said “good job”. I felt an immediate rush of emotions and could feel my eyes welling up. It has been almost a year since I have even tried running, and I couldn’t even bring myself to walk very much during my pregnancy as the music and the scenery just brought up the fact that I wasn’t running. But today I was able to run, and this person reminded me of how great I was doing. Yes I was running at an unbelievably slow pace. And yes I’m terribly out of shape. And yes she was in great shape, and I could have taken it as a pity kudo. But I sincerely feel like the running community doesn’t really pass out pity to other runners regardless of their physical abilities. I know anytime I see another active person I always shoot them a smile or a “good morning”. This other fellow runner’s “good job” and thumbs up just really made my day. She reminded me that I am a runner, and that I am doing a good job. This also reminds me to shoot out kudos even more. More than just a smile, but a thumbs up or a “great job. Something super motivating to pass on this great spirit. I am just on cloud 9 over here and trying to enjoy this moment. I can’t wait to run more, when my body is ready and better conditioned. I seriously can’t wait.
Ok now that I’ve gotten all deep and emotional, here’s a shot of me and Dom yesterday morning.
Could he get any cuter? The answer is no. Love him!
Last time you gave kudos to a fellow runner? If nothing recently, do it on your next run…even if you are on a treadmill at the gym! You never know how much it will motivate that person.