Monday, May 11, 2009

Hitting the pavement....

In my pre-baby life I used to run at least four times a week. I was very disciplined and used to get up at 5am or 5:30am to run. With a son who wakes up at 4am every morning that is now a thing of the past. I have tried quite a few times over the past few months to get back to consistent running but I haven't been able to do it. In the past I would have been really down on myself for this and felt like I had failed. But these days I am a lot less hard on myself. I have been able to stand back and say 'Hey, I'm not superwoman and I can only do what I can do and that's ok'. So whilst its taken me a while to get back into it, I finally managed to hit the pavement again this afternoon. And it felt great! I pushed myself but I didn't try to kill myself by tearing around the park at 100mph like I once would have done. I made sure I was actually present in the moment and enjoying my surroundings rather than focusing on my need to get home and get something else done. The afternoon sun was so beautiful as it fell across the lake and lit up the autumn leaves, and it was great to get a little bit more of myself back. I hope everyone out there had a lovely day. Sweet dreams!

1 comment:

  1. you go, girl!!!

    (and i love the pix you've used below)