You ladies are all so inspiring! I'm Ann and I really want to be a Dingo. I am a SAHM to 4-year-old DS and 2-year-old DD. DH is an attorney at a small general practice firm. I started running 3 years ago when my 2008 New Years resolution was to run a 5k. Even with getting up at 5am to get to the gym before DH went to work, running gave me so much energy for my days with DS. I ran that 5k in April 2008 and even had a better time that a girl from my grade school class who was always way more of an athlete than me. It was so exhilerating and DH and I started talking about running a 10k that August. Then two days after the 5k I found out I was expecting DD. I ran a little bit during my 1st trimester, but my poor stretched out abs just couldn't handle it.
Since DD was born, my running has been pretty sporadic, but I am committing to it this year. My 30th birthday is in a few days and there is heart disease on both sides of my family, so I feel like now is the time that I really need to get serious about fitness. There are also the 10-15 extra pounds I've been carrying around that my 4'11" frame really can't handle that I want to get rid of. DH and I bought a treadmill yesterday that will be delivered sometime in the next two weeks, so I will be starting to run once that comes. It's just too cold for me to run outside right now. Until then I will do some kind of on-demand exercise video everyday that the kids let me.
My goals for the year: 1)Train for and run a 5k in the spring, but I'm not sure which one 2)Run a half-marathon in the fall. (DH and I want to do the Cheesehead Run in WI because it is close to his hometown and he's hoping to get his family's fantasy football draft planned for that weekend too, so we'd have a couple of reasons to go and family to babysit) 3)Do more to take care of myself generally so I can be a better wife and mom. 4) Finally complete my LLL leadership certification that I started two years ago.
I did a two-mile walk from home video yesterday, but no exercise yet today besides cleaning. The kids should be going to bed early after a bad napping day, so hopefully DH and I can do a yoga video once they are asleep.