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  1. Kelly
    Apr 06 - 4:55 pm

    I had the saMe mindset about running until I too had my first child. That time ‘alone’ on the trail really is therapeutic.
    I struggle with asthma so it’s a whole production for me to plan out a running session and make sure I’ve taken my inhaler 20 minutes before. Otherwise te run is just aweful and uncomfortable and very untheraputic.
    I’m glad you were able to find a great outlet!

    • Jennifer
      Apr 07 - 11:36 am

      Hi Kelly

      Sorry to hear you struggle with asthma. Looking forward to learning to run myself.

  2. Lisa
    Apr 07 - 8:45 am

    I have just started running last week and I’m motivated of what you have accomplished. I’m looking forward for a great run this week.

    • Jennifer
      Apr 07 - 11:37 am

      Hi Lisa

      Have you ever heard of the Couch to 5K? It is a free guide online that you can use to learn how to run. That is what I am using. http://www.couchto5k.com

  3. Hotels in Torquay
    Apr 07 - 8:48 am

    I forgot my link or you purposely remove it?

  4. lisa
    Apr 08 - 12:15 am

    Never heard of that but I will check on it right now! I’m hyped.

  5. Lisa
    Apr 08 - 12:31 am

    The link is not working. Anymore suggestions?

  6. Barbara Manatee
    Apr 08 - 10:14 pm

    I have always been athletic – basketball, volleyball, track, softball, etc – but never a runner. Even when I did track, I didn’t do many running events and when I did, I was never good – not fast enough for sprints and no endurance for distance. As I became a mom, I took less time for me and my desire for keeping active until last year when I felt like I had life under control and that I needed to take my health and weight back into control.
    I started working out last summer doing a variety of things at the gym but I knew I needed to set goals to keep going. My first was to be able to run a couple minutes without stopping. Then to run 1 mile without stopping (check!). Then I wanted to complete a 5k (check!) and then I did a 4 mile race this spring (check!). My next BIG goal is to complete a popular 10 mile race in August. I’m not saying running is EASY – not at all! but I’m so pumped at how far I’ve come already and confident that I’ll make it this summer. I still often run in intervals but that I can even do 4 miles, mostly running, amazes me stilL!

    Its such an awesome feeling to accomplish a goal and see yourself doing something you’ve never done before!! I love it!

  7. Jeff Wise
    Apr 09 - 10:05 pm

    As a parent the last paragraph was the best. Involving your kids in the workout is a great example. They know that mommy doesn’t spend her downtime sitting in front of the TV eating unhealthy foods. You are a great example!

  8. Bethany
    Apr 09 - 10:26 pm

    I don’t know how you run with a stroller but I am just recently starting back to running myself! I’ve done a half marathon and would love to do a full. First step though, is 5k! Way to go!

  9. I am right here with you on this!! I have just started running after my second one! I have 20lbs. of baby weight to get off of me and in less than a month I have lost 10 by running and calorie counting!! I am training for a 5k and find myself more and more in love with running everyday! I am addicted to say the least! It is def. my time to relieve stress and feel good about the fact that I am taking control of the lifestyle I am living!! Love this post and can totally relate to the way you feel and felt! For anyone considering running I highly recommend the Couch 2 5k app! It trains you to run a 5k and really works!! LOVE IT!

  10. Jenny
    Apr 09 - 10:32 pm

    You’re such an inspiration to us people who hate running too!

  11. Charlotte
    Apr 09 - 11:30 pm

    I actually don’t like running, but I wish I did. I look at my husband and friends that run and I would love to be able too, but it seems like my feet weigh 50 lbs. when I try to run…But, this article is definitely inspiring to get back out there and if anything be a role model for my kids!

  12. Amee
    Apr 09 - 11:34 pm

    I think exercising as a family is a great way to spend time with one another!

  13. Maria Ahmed
    Apr 16 - 2:23 pm

    Excellent post carry pregnancy

  14. Rick Magennis
    May 03 - 10:34 am

    As a dad who has a little one, finding time to exercise is hard. I am running a home based business and caring for my daughter which takes up a great deal of my time and exercise did not fit into the schedule. I also invested in jogging stroller and took breaks from work and took my daughter for runs. It is a great way for my daughter to get fresh air, me to exercise, and spend time with her.

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