3/6/13

We Like to Move It, Move It

One of my goals for this year is to be more active and exercise more so I've started running more often. And by 'more often' I mean running period. I've always just believed that I wasn't the running type. Eddie is a runner and I grew up watching my parents run marathons, half marathons, and 5k's, but it just wasn't for me.

That is, until I actually started running consistently. I love it. And I can't believe that I do! Seeing that I can actually go a mile without getting an awful cramp or wanting to fall over and pass out is a big confidence booster, haha. Plus, it gives me an excuse to get outside and spend some time with my love.
Over the weekend, Eddie and I went for a run along the Chattahoochee River. It was so much fun and totally felt like a date, even though we were just there to exercise. We ran about 1.5 miles together and then Eddie went and ran about 3 more while I walked around and took some photos. I like to run but I'm not at Eddie's level...the man will go out and run 6 miles on a whim. No can do.
As motivation to keep running, we both signed up for the Color Run 5k in April. Exactly one month from today, actually! We'll be running it with some friends and family and I'm pretty pumped! I walked/ran it last year and I'm excited to prepare and (hopefully) do much better this year.
A few other things help me get up and get moving, too. Eddie bought me some awesome blue and silver running shoes for Christmas and I can only really wear them if I run. So I do! We also use the Runkeeper app on our phones and 'compete' to see who has the most activities in a month. Eddie beats me by speed and distance every time, but it's fun to spur each other on to run more often. Last month, we tied. This month, I'm going to win. :)

Now, to go get my run in for the day!

Steph

11 comments:

  1. i always fail it. to make running or any other work out forms to be a routine. a regular. guess i'm not a person of habit. well, i'm trying again this time. hope it'll succeed.

    i love your pictures. it seems like you have a great view on your running trek

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    1. Thanks, Niken! Good luck this time! It took me forever to get the hang of it, too.

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  2. Awesome lady :). Love that you started running with me.

    @Niken, do it consistently for 2 weeks and you'll get hooked :)!

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  3. Running is a great way to sneak in a date! Hunter and I used to run together a lot and even met while we were teammates on the cross-country/track team. I'm glad you've found a way to really enjoy it and yes, cute gear helps :) question: I love the photos and how you've laid them out, did you have to edit HTML to get them that way, or how did you do it?

    perfectly priya

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    1. Aw, cute! Do you guys still run together? And yes, I tweaked the html a little bit. Resized the photos manually and removed the border/padding so there wasn't so much space between them. Hope that helps!

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    2. I don't think that's something I can manage, but thanks for answering the question! And yes we do run together some, when he can convince me!

      perfectly priya

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  4. Cute photos!

    xo Jennifer

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  5. Lovely photos. I need to start running sometime. Maybe if I had some new running shoes. :)

    Ashley from awittylife.com

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  6. Congratulations on all the running excercise!! I've heard so many good things about running, but I always feel like its not for me. You make me want to give it a try though, maybe one of these day I will! BTW, very pretty photos you took along the way!

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