You have to start somewhere…and I’m starting now!

This morning we loaded up our fur babies, our little love and the jogging stroller and headed down to the beach for a morning jog.  I wanted to get an idea of where I currently stood in terms of my jog-walking to better prepare myself for my upcoming 5K’s (all runDisney events, so cool!).

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I learned a lot.  I learned that I have a long way to go.  At the pace I went…if I were in a 5K I would have been picked up for being to slow (Yikes!).  To not get picked up during a runDisney 5K you have to keep up a 15 minute mile which should be fairly easy but this new mom is totally out of shape.

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Here are a few tips that I personally use that I hope can help some of you out there who are also starting out just like me.

  • Don’t be to hard on yourself.  While I was jog-walking I kept looking at my phone to see how long it took me and I was beating myself up the entire time.  Thankfully, my husband was there to encourage me and to remind me that I was pregnant and gave birth 5 months ago and plus, I was never a runner to begin with!
  • Jog/Fast walk/Jog/ Fast walk…  I knew I couldn’t jog the entire time- that’s why I’m training!  So instead I would rotate jogging a little big then walking.  I would find something and tell myself “Okay, I will walk to that point then jog to that point” and kept going on from there.
  • Don’t give up!  I said at least half a dozen times that I couldn’t do it anymore and that I wanted a break but my husband told me “Walking is your break”Ha! but I listened to him and kept pushing.  I have  along way to go and I am motivated and I will not give up!
  • Keep your eye on the prize.  This is an item on my bucket list!  To run in a runDisney 5K so your darn right I will not give up and I am keeping my eye on the prize!  A shiny medal!

I have a lot of work to do but at least now I know where I stand and what I need to work on.  The view we had while jog-walking was so beautiful, I feel so thankful to be back in So-Cal and living so close to the beach.  I mean, c’mon…does it get any better then this?  I don’t think so!

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Thanks for reading!

XOXO
Love Always,
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