Time is running out on my maternity leave and I am somewhat panicking. I am deciding whether I should return to work a bit early to avoid loosing money on my next pay check.
If I do return on Nov. 15th that means I only have about another two weeks to myself at home.
I would like to make the best use of these two weeks so that I can get in better shape before I have to worry about working 40 hours a week again.
I am therefore declaring the next two weeks my boot camp. I want to attempt to run three times a week, and lift weights at the gym three times a week. That would total to 12 workouts in the next two weeks.
Please feel free to post comments asking me about my progress. I could use the accountability.
Last night I went for a run. It was my first time running since March of 2006 when I was three months pregnant. It was amazing. I ran through the crisp fall air and felt wonderful. I thought I would be struggling every step of the way but instead I walked for 3 minutes, ran for 12, walked for 2, ran for 12, walked for 10 (totaling about 2 miles). My heartrate soared above 200 which was a bit scarey - but that is why I am working out - to get OLD Bessie, thats my heart, back in shape.
But as I ran at my snails pace under the starlight I remembered how much I loved running. How it loosens up all my muscles and makes me feel like I'm running away from the worries of adulthood, hence the title of this blog. And with a new baby in my life, and my job looming in front of me, as well as our new car purchase this week, a run away from it all was just what I needed.
What's a good Boot Camp cheer! HOOAH! Go Sarah!