i have been such a slacker when it comes to exercising! i have always been active! having completed a marathon and having competed in at least 8 triathlons since 2002 you would think that i would have this exercising thing down!
well, for some reason, since our third daughter was born i have been really hit or miss with my exercise routine. there is always some excuse why i don't make it to the gym; a sick baby, then a sick child, then a sick mommie, and then it cycles again through the family. then there is vacations and holidays and... and... and.. you get the picture! sometimes the gym is just so stiffling to me, i want to be out in the fresh air. but the fresh air here in oregon is wet and cold 9 months out of the year (okay, maybe that's an exaggeration, but not by much!). i know, it's just more excuses!
i went for a run this morning, thanks to elizabeth, and it felt so incredibly good to be outside in the dry, fresh air! i know it will not be dry for long, the 10 day forcast shows showers/rain 9 out of the next 10 days, but i decided that i need to take this exercising thing more seriously! plus, i still need to lose that last 5 pounds from baby #3.
so, this is what i've decided to do! on the right side of my blog i put 2 counters, one for miles run and another for lengths swam (is that the right tense for swim??), once i start biking again i will add another counter for that. i am hoping this will be the motivation for me to get my okole into gear! knowing that my progress, or lack thereof, is out for everyone to see might be just the thing to get me consistantly moving! even if you guys don't look at it, i'll never know, but in my mind you are all keeping tabs on me! just know that it may be slow starting because i haven't run or swam consistently since who knows when?! but once i'm back in shape those numbers will go up faster!
if the tickers disappear, it means that the motivation is not working and i don't want you to know how badly i am doing! lets hope it stays up there for a very, very long time!