Thursday, September 16, 2010

keep on moving

image found on google

Week two of my running program and things are still moving along nicely. I find having a plan is my saviour, it keeps me focused and lets me know what I'm doing each day. I don't feel the same dread about going running that I used to either - maybe because I have to fit my time into a specific window of time each day, between Dad getting home from work and dinner time, so I have no choice but to do it then or don't do it at all. It feels good!!
I'm just shuffling along, but I'm moving and doing something for me, and I'm sticking to it!
Just need to start to eat better and we'll be all good. Maybe getting a good night sleep now and then as well. :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I'm feeling content today. Pure, simple, happiness. I don't want to jinx it by saying it out loud, but I can't help myself today. There's nothing particular that's happened, or going to happen, just life in general. It rained yesterday, one of the first times since we moved here three months ago, and it was quite the wake up call - but today arrived with bright blue skies and beautiful sunshine, a perfect fall day. The little man and I hit the beach, the playground, and now he's napping - all before noon. Getting up early definitely has its advantages. I've run twice this week, and it feels like its something i'm actually going to stick with - a positive change. We met some more nice people at the playground and I'm so excited to have other mums to talk to again.

We spent so much time in the past year trying to figure out where to move so that we could feel real again and now that we're here and it fits us like a glove, we can actually breath and be happy again. We had a great talk about the funk we've been in and how we are ready to make some big changes in how we live. We have both been active people our whole lives until we ended up in Vancouver, and now we want it back. we are both so easily swayed to laziness - and don't always help each other do anything to change that - but we want to now. we want to be active for Luke, so he grows up moving and playing and running around. We want to take the steps to do things we like - like golfing, biking, exercise, hanging out with friends, doing things to help the planet - instead of just talking about it and making excuses. and we're going to do it together.
happiness - what a treat!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

And so it begins...

I did it, I went for my first run today. I have taken the first few steps towards my goal of becoming a more active person. I'm trying to keep it low key, so that I don't put any undue pressure on myself - I'm not telling anyone I'm doing this (except a chosen few), I'm not making a big fuss around the house, or in my head - at least not yet. I'm hoping that keeping it basic will help me stay motivated and just make it part of my weekly schedule. I'm using a running program design for those training for the Vancouver SunRun, something I've never done before, and it feels like its really going to help me stay on track by having a bit of guidance and a specific plan. I won't have to think about how long to go or what I should do each time.
This week I'll run two more times, enjoy every moment on my own, and just keep working at it. I'm hoping it will help with my anxiety and give me more energy to keep up with my little man. Maybe it will even make me feel more like myself again, too - whatever that means!