Preparing to Race Again

All day every day over the past 200 plus days I day dream about my little baby boy.  I think about how he will change our lives, enrich our lives and how lucky I am to have the opportunity to raise the little man.  We have prepared a nursery, done hours of reading, bought the carseat, installed the base and put together the swing, pack and play and read up on how to introduce our wonderful dog to the baby.

What else have I been doing for a great many days?  Missing running, particularly racing and drooling over yoga poses that I never thought I’d miss (hello, crow).  Sure cat/cow and childs pose make it in my days but I can’t wait to really do those sun salutations again.  Fitness is such a huge part of my life and I literally daydream about jumping back into it when I no longer have baby in the belly.  As I’m sure my baby will be what I work around as far as workouts go, I plan on getting slowly back into some sort of plan as soon as my doctor says it is ok.

As excited I am about baby gadgets and all things baby I’m really excited for things like this again:

Preparing for races, lots of stretching!
Early morning photoshoots – pre race ready shots

Showing off my bibs!

 

Getting DIRTY!!!
Post-Race highs and my favorite cheerleaders ❤

There is nothing that compares to preparing for races.  Getting in long runs with friends, and even on your own.  Finishing up those miles just felt like the largest accomplishments.  Nothing mattered when my feet hit the pavement, not my job hunting, wedding planning, or the bills that needed to be paid (they got paid of course, but I still agonize over how expensive life is).  I miss the wind in my face and finding my stride.  I even miss my disappointing runs, the ones you do and when they end you thank God and hope that your next one is better.  Soon I’ll be working out with my new Bob, but I’m really excited for solo runs.  I think it will be important for me as a new mom to find my me time and what is better then 30 minutes, pavement and some peace and quiet (I hear I’ll be begging for quiet and may not even want to run with my iPod).

There are so many things to look forward to in my little family’s future and I’m so excited for the ride.  I really plan on taking things one day at a time and know that running is still out of the question at least for another month BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t daydream about it.  As my baby gets closer so does my running and yoga and sleeping on my tummy.

So I’m prepping to race again.  In so many ways.  ❤

Are you a runner?  Are you a running mom?  Did you daydream about fitness goals while pregnant?  I’d love to hear stories, suggestions on how to get re-started with my fitness goals…