A running we will go

It’s been almost 2 weeks since Teagan joined our family and we are slowly getting into a routine. Andrew was home for the first week, which was awesome and made the transition so much easier. Now, we are on the tail end of my first week home alone with not one but two kids.

So far, so good.

Teagan is (knock on wood) a very happy and content baby.

Lincoln has been cooperative so far but we do notice once Andrew gets home he is more prone to tantrums. My theory is that Linc figures since there are two of us home then Teagan doesn’t need as much attention. We’re slowly figuring it out.

On top of it all I have been given the go ahead to start running again. This makes me excited but I have yet to hit the pavement.

I have a bunch of excuses for why a run has yet to happen and none of them are truly justifiable.

1. Teagan is still too young and floppy for me to run with her in the Chariot. On the surface this is in fact a very justifiable reason not to run during the day. Babies are fragile and their little noggins don’t need to be rattled around. But realistically, running with the Chariot scares me. I don’t know if I’ll ever run with it and for now I am breathing a sigh of relief that I can’t do it for Teagan’s safety.

2. I’m tired at the end of the day. Again, seemingly justifiable considering I just gave birth 2 weeks ago. But I know running gives me more energy so there’s no reason not to run.

3. I’m breastfeeding so I can’t leave Teagan’s side. This would be valid if I didn’t time things accordingly, but Teagan eats roughly every two hours giving me plenty of time to go for a 30 minute run before she needs to eat again.

4. The laundy needs to be folded, the dishwasher needs to emptied, etc. Such a lame excuse. These things can wait and besides, I have a husband to help out with household chores.

I really have no idea why I haven’t gone running yet. I’ve been wearing a new pair of Saucony Kinvara 2 running shoes on our daily walks and I definitely have the desire to run again.

Don’t you just love the glow of a new pair of shoes?

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Maybe it’s just a matter of getting it out there that will push aside the excuses. That and the fact that I’m registered for a 10K the beginning of October, and have the blog to hold me accountable, should be more than enough motivation.

And as if that wasn’t enough, I also found out recently that I was accepted to participate in not one but two amazing projects related to running, health, and fitness (more on those in a later post).

Having said all this, tonight is the night.

I’m going for a run once Andrew gets home and the weather cools off. I’ll take a picture as proof to myself and all of you once I’m done and will post it tomorrow.

After all, I’m not going to make it to 26.2 sitting on the couch.

Comments

  1. I am sure you will get back to running in good time. Two weeks can still be considered a little early by some standards, not because your body can’t handle it, but because you still have to adjust to many things with a new baby (both physically & emotionally). The fact that you have the desire to run, as well as thinking about when to start, shows that you will return in due time :)

    • It’s definitely going to require more planning to run at this stage! I just have to remember not to put too much pressure on myself to do it all :)

  2. Fear not the Chariot! It is amazing. Started running with M in it when she was maybe 5 months old? We always used the Baby Supporter, but I have a friend who ran earlier using the Baby Sling and it was great. Do what you feel, but the Chariot is AMAZING.

    • I don’t know what it is about running with a stroller that scares me but I know I have to at least try. Plus, it really would be good training having to push a 40 lb toddler and a baby around while running!

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