Fitness Fridays: And the bass keeps runnin’ runnin’

005You are welcome for that ear worm.  I have been running and running these past two weeks.  I am planning to run a 10K in the fall, and I needed to start increasing my overall miles per week as well as the days that I am running.  One of my former coworkers and I meet at least twice a week to go running.  I head out of my house, rubbing sleep from my eyes. I thank my lucky stars that she has gorgeous red hair that stands out.  I can barely make out her silhouette in the early morning light until she flags me down.

On Friday mornings, I run with another group of local moms. These women kick my ass every week.  They run faster than I do, so it helps my endurance and my pace.  Plus we run our town’s 8K route which is four miles of hills with only the final mile being downhill. I love getting up that early in the morning and starting my day out with physical activity.  I am not a morning person at all, but I am choosing to get up early to get in my workout.  I am a wimp when it comes to running in the heat.  So I would rather run before work than run the trails during the highest time of the day at work.

Initially running appealed to me because it helped me meditate and ease my anxiety.  Now I have fallen in love with the social aspect of it.  I have met so many like-minded people who are into health and fitness.  I enjoy chatting with the other moms on how they fit in their workouts.  Plus we run by the gorgeous Lake Michigan lakefront which is so gorgeous.  I still marvel at how much running has changed my overall health, mentally and physically.



About tranquilamama

Juggling parenthood, housework and working outside the home in the corporate world with my wonderful husband. Mom to 2 beautiful girls. PPD and PPA survivor. The title of my blog is after a phrase that was repeated to me in Spain during my semester abroad in college. It roughly translates to relax and calm down. Trying to tame my inner perfectionist and just be a good enough mom.
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