today, my running shoes came out of retirement.

by @according2kelly on May 21, 2009

luckily, their forced retirement was short-lived… boy did it feel good to tie those babies on. & within moments of tying my laces, gigi came running, ready to hit the pavement with me. seeing as she has put on a few sympathy pounds, as i’ve continually gained more & more weight over the last several months, i guess it’s only fitting that she accompany me. unfortunately, the whole “running” part didn’t come as easily as i imagined. in fact, today i realized that i run like a girl. actually, i run more like a granny – some one’s great granny that is.

i started out strong. going up the hill i was feeling pretty good. but it didn’t take long for me to realize how out of shape i am. pretty soon i was huffing & puffing along. my steps started to slow, if not drag. good thing i had brought gigi along – she was able to pull me along. i may have been slow (so slow, i probably could have walked faster) but i didn’t stop once, & i never walked… i just kept putting one foot in front of the other.

i wouldn’t say i ran very far, but, it was a start. by the time we were done, both gigi & i were exhausted. gigi’s tongue was nearly dragging on the pavement & mine probably looked pretty similar. not only was i tired, but i felt like all my girly parts were going to fall out – like i just had another baby… but i’m sure that was just all the fat melting away.

& how did i celebrate this first post-pregnancy workout? by finishing up the remainders of a tub of coffee heath bar crunch. okay, so that doesn’t exactly help me eliminate the big fat post pregnancy butt i’ve developed, but it’s all about the baby steps here.


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