Running makes my heart happy

No really, I realized since I stopped running my stress levels are through the roof.  I guess I didn't realize just how much I enjoyed getting out and running until I had to stop.  Don't get me wrong, I'd much rather stop and be a bit stressed and have a healthy baby boy than to have kept running and take the chances that I mess up my pregnancy.

I am very much looking forward to the doctor letting me know it's safe for me to start running again though. Whether that be 6 weeks after Josiah is born or sooner. (I think I cheated and started running 5 weeks postpartum with Caylee). It's just a great way to relax, get some time alone, lose weight and build muscle fast.  I can't wait to start training for another half marathon,  This time I hope to finish in under 2 hours AND run the whole thing. I was VERY disappointed in myself that I walked some during my first half.  I still completed it 5 minutes faster than my goal time (which was 2hrs 15 minutes) but I know that had I kept up the comfortable pace I was running at I would have been done in under 2 hours.

I've thought about training for a full marathon, but I'm not sure me (or my husband) are ready to put that much time into training, especially with a newborn. We shall see, if Josiah is a scheduled baby like Lexi was it will be easier to get the runs in, if he's like Caylee it will be hard.