Friday, January 9, 2015

Here I Go Again!

I'm back! Finally, after what seems like forever, I'm ready to start really running again.

It turned out that having three babies in four years took it's toll on my body; not terribly surprising! When I started exercising again this past spring I had some very difficult hip pain and muscle imbalances to deal with. So, I tabled the running (mostly) and focused on improving my basic fitness.

I met with a personal trainer to help layout a weight lifting routine to get me back on track and correct the major muscle imbalances. I tried to lift three times a week, swim twice a week, and bike once a week. I didn't always hit these goals, but for the most part I've been very productive the last few months.

Now I am feeling great and I'm finally ready to dive back into running! To give myself a kick in the pants, and to help me stay motivated, I signed up for Run the Edge's 2,015 miles in 2015 challenge.

This is very ambitious for me, and perhaps a bit foolish. I've never run 1,000 miles in a year, let alone 2,015. I am, however, optimistic. Mentally, I'm at a place where I'd really like to focus on my fitness. *Fingers Crossed* that 2015 is the year!