So I had this idea.
ANY-FUCKING-WAY. I want to start running. And not just from bears. Or rabid dogs. Or bill collectors.
I have done some reading and it looks like running is an excellent way to get in shape and feel awesome. Jacob and I are overweight. This is no surprise. We are also unhealthy. Again, not a shocker. We need to get fit and healthy and I think that having a great place to run like our new neighborhood will be a good start for us. We can put the baby in the stroller and get running! I found a site that has created a ‘couch to 5k’ program with a week-by-week schedule that we will use to get us into shape.
However, all of the planning in the world won’t do a damn thing if we don’t get off our asses and get out the door.
While I might be totally motivated to make this change I can’t force Jacob to do it. I mean, I COULD, but I want him to want to do it too. I think he’s ready for a change.
He is using the house as a catalyst for big changes in our lives. We’ll be home owners in a good neighborhood so we can safely go for walks and eat healthier (why owning a home changes our eating habits I don’t know) and BE happier.
Okay, I can get on board with this logic. It’s a new start. A perfect time to make some changes.
So let’s do it.
I will probably create a new blog just for keeping track of our running once we get up and running (YES! A MOTHER FUCKING PUN!).
First things first! If you are a runner or have excellent exercise habits feel free to answer the following:
- Do you wear actual running shoes or just athletic shoes?
- Is there a particular brand that is better to go with for beginners?
- Do you have a favorite running website you’d like to recommend?
- What do you eat or drink before running?
- Is it better to run in the morning or at night?
- How do you strap down the girls if you are large chested?