Jodi's Running Blog

Gotta keep going…

A fitness routine2

Posted by jodi in Cross Training (Wednesday February 7, 2007 at 7:38 pm)

Wow, so it’s been awhile since a running blog post. Yikes! I have been quite devout in keeping my Residential Space blog, but seem to have slacked on this front. It does not mean that exciting things have not been occurring, though!

As I announced on my other blog, we are expecting a little one in July 2007, which means many positive changes are coming my way. I found out quickly that it also meant running was going to present a problem. I had always pictured myself running 3-5 miles daily until my delivery date, but when I tried to run at 10 weeks – let’s just say broad ligaments had other ideas. It’s great, though, because the pregnancy has motivated Evan and I to set definitive exercise times together three mornings a week. We have both been swamped at work lately, but on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings at 6AM, we are in the fitness room, me on the elliptical trainer, and Evan on the treadmill running. I watch him sometimes, feeling envious that he is running as the elliptical is not as exciting. It’s okay, though – soon enough.

We have also been skiing again this winter, both at Summit (45 minutes east of Seattle), and at Whistler, British Columbia (the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics). I had a week of vacation in mid-January, and we enjoyed three days on the slopes there. The gondola rides were tremendous – 25 minutes long, with extended ski times prior to having to take a lift/gondola again. There were no lines, and our condo was adjacent to the loading zone for the gondola, so it was a two minute walk to the slopes each day. I stuck mostly to greens for fear of falling in my current state, but it was a wonderful trip all the same.

Finally, it appears we have accumulated hundreds of dollars of REI points this year, between in-store purchases and the REI Visa, and we plan on using them to purchase the super-nifty baby jogger that I have promised myself for year. I used to see people running 5ks while pushing their infants/toddlers, and I have to think many of those kids grow up to be the enthusiastic seven year old runners that pass me on hills. Well-spent REI points, I think.

So I’m still here, just in a slightly different phase of life, but still kicking!