mama’s got a new pair of shoes

i ran for the first time in a long time last night.  for me, a long time = 2-3 years.  the sibling rivalry classic challenge is definitely going to motivate me in terms of cardio.  i’m typically motivated to workout, but cardio has always been a challenge.  it’s a total workout, really, and i know it’s tough for most.

however, last night was one of the first times that i actually enjoyed running.  was it my new (properly fitted) running shoes?  that certainly helped.  i think it was more of a mental thing though.  and i think that’s a result of my yoga practice.  i simply connected to the breathe and body like i do in yoga, and the time actually flew by.  i ran for only about 30 minutes so as not to kill myself on my first day back.  but it was great!  and i’m not hurting too badly today.   i figured if i can hold some of the postures in yoga for 5 breathes, i can run a couple of miles.  it certainly works lol.

i think i’ll run again on thursday. 🙂

2 thoughts on “mama’s got a new pair of shoes

  1. Running 30 minutes after a long time is very good. I think yoga helps with other workouts – alteast it works for me – reminds me to breathe correctly while workout, crunches or running! I wish I could find a way to connect breathing with control on junk food 🙂

  2. I HATE running. I have tried and tried to get to that point where I could actually enjoy it, but I never seem to make it. I always thought it was because I was too out of shape for it, but even when I ran and trained I never could get into the mindset that it was good.

    I’m glad you get the satisfaction from it. I think it is one of those things you get or you don’t.

    Kick those boys’ asses!!!!

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