Running the NYD5K was hard for me, but (hopefully) only the 1st step to getting back to the old me. Luckily there are so many activities I can do with Brooke, including Stroller Strides and Mom & Baby Yoga. I plan to start yoga this week and hope to get more better at scheduling Stroller Strides. While there are tons of options for her and I can do together, I want (and need) to do some things on my own. For now, running is one of those things. The 5K was one event, and I signed up for an 8K in March in order to motivate me to keep on running!
I committed to the Shamrock Shuffle, despite my hesitations. There is no way I could run an 8K today, even if I had a gun to my head or some sort of jungle cat chasing me. I figure by signing up for a race a bit into the future I will have to run between now and then in order to make sure I don't look like a dummy on race day. You would think the fact that I couldn't run straight for 3.1 miles would be enough to scare me off of 5 miles ... but I guess it wasn't :) That's a good sign, right?