Tuesday, March 20, 2007

getting back into the game

wow was it really like 4 years ago that this photo was taken? i can still remember those days distinctly - i really didn't have a lot of responsibilities after work and i worked out A LOT. i had entered this race - a dualthon where you run 2 miles, bike 10 miles and run 2 more miles. um yeah - you did that all in a row. i was fairly competitive back then in the road race arena here in dallas - i usually would place in my age group at least and on the rare occasion i would place overall.

for this race, i can remember it distinctly - i had never done a dualthon before. i ran the first 2 miles fairly easily and was able to be the first gal on her bike. unfortunately, i don't own a road bike so i did the next part of the race on my mountain bike (LOL) and a couple of gals passed me. by the time the last leg of the race was here, i had made up some time and there was only 1 gal in front of me. and slowly and steadily, i made ground on her til the last 100 yards before the finish line, i kicked it up and beat her to take first place.

but that was A LONG time ago. i haven't done any competitive racing in about 2 years now b/c i was pregnant and now b/c i have sweet baby noah to occupy my time. but i think about it often. the only thing though is that i need to balance my life. and now, baby noah is so much more important than going to the gym for 2 hours a day.

but i can hear the calling of the race again. it is time for me to get back into shape. these 2 runs a week won't cut it for me anymore. even the addition of a 1.5 hour soccer game every weekend isn't enough. and to motivate me, i am committed to doing a half marathon in september.

i won't be in it to win the thing but this does mean more training and getting back into the game. i am ready. this time though, baby noah will be accompanying me on my runs (til it gets too hot).

it is amazing to me how my priorities have changed! but its cool - i can still look back at this LO and remember that "date stamp" on my life when i had other priorities. and i am glad that i got the chance to scrapbook this to remember.


At 3/20/2007 04:11:00 AM, Blogger ania said...

Oh I so get what you mean! Our lives seemed so completely different back then...pre-baby! Good luck with your goals....I admire mothers who can keep up wiht their "old" lives and balance it with kids...and I also understand others who don't....as I'm among the latter haha...

At 3/20/2007 06:13:00 AM, Blogger Sharon said...

Amazing! I am not a runner but was a biker. I have only been on my bike a handful of times since the boys. I need some of your motivation (and support system) Good luck!

At 3/20/2007 07:23:00 AM, Blogger Laura Vigliarolo said...

Love the layout.

At 3/20/2007 09:23:00 AM, Blogger Shirley said...

(1) you CAN do it! (2) you still look like you did in that layout (pfffft) and (3) best of luck for getting ready for the half marathon!

At 3/21/2007 07:05:00 PM, Blogger jenn said...

You can do it! Life does change once kids come along, but don't forget about you time :)


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