Time to Catch Up and I’m Certified!

So it’s been a little while since I’ve last updated this space.  Once again I let life get the best of me and focus on other areas than the space that I have here.  Quite a bit has happened in my neck of the woods, in life and in running!  In order to avoid making this into an epic (-ly boring) novel, here are the key points – I found out in April that I was pregnant with my 2nd little boy!  Running became impossible very early on, and we welcomed Jude to our family a few days after Christmas.  We are all completely in love with our new family of 4, and Nolan is the best big brother!  He is so gentle and loving with him and it is the sweetest thing ever to watch.

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So now I am on maternity leave for the next few months and trying to soak up every moment!  This little guy is growing insanely fast and determined to stay above all of the growth charts so he definitely wont be a little peanut for long.  During the early weeks when he did nothing but sleep, I took the opportunity to finally sit down and take my exam to become a certified running coach!  I had been studying for quite some time and learned so much about training and about how are bodies work through the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ program.  I am so excited to now have the credentials to share my passion for running with others!  I noticed during my marathon training that so many of my friends have an interest in running but didn’t know where to start or needed that extra support to stay motivated.  No matter what your experience or skill level, having a coach can be beneficial in helping you achieve your goals – whether those goals are to get fitter, lose weight, or get faster and improve your race times.  I’ve added a coaching page to my site as a means to get in touch with me about the services that I can provide to you 🙂

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As for what is next for me, I am taking it slow.  I got cleared to exercise at my 6 week post partum appointment and resumed running last week.  In order to not get injured or burnt out from the start since I ran very little during my pregnancy, I’m starting out slow with a run/walk program for 30 minutes a few times a week and including a lot of core exercises to regain the strength and protect my pelvic floor while it continues to recover from pregnancy and labor.  I will be racing a few 5Ks in the spring and hope to get back to the longer distances this fall and winter!  My goal is to listen to my body and give myself grace in returning to exercising and training.  I’m taking it super slow in the beginning and just enjoying every sweat session I have gotten so far!

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I don’t want to miss a moment of my little guys’ time when they are this age because it is just so precious but I also have big goals, too.  As I get back to training, I’ll be sharing more of the details here on a more regular basis 🙂  Thanks for sticking with me!

Have you ever worked with a running coach?

How do you manage training with little ones?

What’s new & exciting in your life?!

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