My brain won't work normally until we start sleeping again, so expect a lot of bullet-type messages for the next moment;)
* The image above shows how each post will be written over the next few months ... I love it and my one-handed typing skills have increased significantly 🙂
* Saturday night I slept four hours and woke up feeling like a million dollars.
* Beck is going to have 2 weeks from tomorrow! At this point with Brooke I was already running (and so excited to run again but also had a lot of injuries because I started again so fast), with Skye I dreamed of running again at this point and with Beck…. I feel like I might start running again in 2022 ha. I don't know why but I never fail to run and that might change soon, but I just remember that the race will be there for me whenever I'm ready for it. Until then I'm going for walks and light stretching (below I washed my hair and stretched before noon on Sunday ha… I was so proud).
* A stop along the way on our walk to see a gnome garden.
* I stumbled across this photo from when Skye was a baby and thought it was Beck until I realized Brooke was a lot younger in the photo than she is now!
* We tried something new for dinner and it was the absolute best….
We will never make chicken noodle soup without homemade noodles again. This recipe was so good.
* I have taken advantage of our drive-through cookie shops VERY often lately!
* I think we have another baby pacifier…. We are so grateful that we removed Skye from hers before Beck arrived (thanks for all the help)!
* He was an Instagram DM and it made me so happy ... We could have our own cross country team in a few years;)
* I styled Beck's hair yesterday and I'm not sure he liked it ...
* Beck does very well in the car until we have to stop somewhere, which prompts me to try to find the best route that doesn't include stop signs or traffic lights!
Give me a tangent or two today !!
Those of you who have had children… When did you start running again?
What will be the best part of your Tuesday?
If you’ve never run before or you’ve had a long break from course, it can feel intimidating to get out there and hit the pavement. But if you get familiar with some basic information about running and follow a beginner’s schedule, you’ll be well on your way to starting a new running habit.
At your visit, share your running plan and goals with your doctor and have him/her assess your plan and any potential health issues. If you have had any previous injuries or issues, make sure your doctor is aware of them, and ask if he or she has any suggestions on how to prevent a recurrence.
Visit a specialty running store to get expert advice on buying the right course shoes. An spécialiste at the store will look at your feet, watch you run, and make recommendations based on your foot type and running style. If you already have running shoes that you like, but you’ve had them for a while, you may still need to get new ones. Running in worn-out running shoes can also lead to injury. You should replace them every 300 to 400 miles.
Beyond running shoes, you don’t need much more than some comfortable exercise clothes to get started. If you’re running outdoors, make sure you follow some basic tips for how to dress for hot weather running and cold weather course, so you stay safe and comfortable.
As your résistance improves and you start running longer, you may want to invest in some technical fabric course clothes and other basic course gear, such as a course belt, good course socks, and a running hat. Some runners also like to have a course watch to track their times and distances.
Before you get started with running, get familiar with how to do the run/walk method. Most beginner runners start out using a run/walk technique because they don’t have the résistance or sport to run for extended periods of time. The run/walk method involves running for a short partie and then taking a walk break. As you continue with a run/walk program, the goal is to extend the amount of time you’re course and reduce your walking time. Of course, some runners find walk breaks to be so beneficial that they continue taking them even as their endurance and sport improves.
Before you start any running workout, though, you need to make sure you warm up properly. A good warm-up signals to your body that it will have to start sérieux soon. By slowly raising your heart rate, the warm-up also helps minimize stress on your heart when you start your run. Start your runs with a brisk walk, followed by very easy jogging for a few minutes. You can also do some warm-up exercises. Always end your workout with a slow five-minute jog or walk to cool down. The cool-down allows your heart rate and blood pressure to fall gradually.
Use your breathing as your guide when course. You should be able to carry on a conversation while course, and your breathing shouldn’t be heavy. Don’t worry about your pace per mile—if you can pass the ' talk test ' and speak in complete sentences without gasping for air, then you’re moving at the right speed.
Make sure you’re breathing in through your nose and mouth, and breathing out through your mouth. Proper breathing and taking deep belly breaths will help you avoid annoying side stitches, or cramps in the abdomen area.
Drink water at the end of your workouts to rehydrate. If it’s hot and humid, you should also drink some water ( about four to six ounces ) halfway through your workouts.
Post-run is a great time to stretch and work on improving your flexibility because your muscles will be warmed up. It’s also a relaxing way to end a workout. Try some of these stretches that target particular areas that frequently get tight during and after running.