Tomorrow could, and likely, will be *the* day when I’m cleared for exercise again. Namely, to start running. Baby O will be 8 weeks on Sunday so to say this is long overdue is an understatement.
I’m finalizing my running plan this week (or procrastinating a bit because as much as I’m excited to lace up, I also realize that I haven’t run a step since my car accident back in October when I was about 25 weeks pregnant. It’s going to be painful, humbling and a bit scary. Thankfully, I was never a fast runner to begin with (my goal has always been to be able to run a 10-minute mile. Trust me…I’m slow but that’s a topic of conversation for another day), so my expectations are fairly realistic. I expect my first runs to be hard. I expect them to hurt. I expect them to be eye-opening.
And right now, I expect them to be boring.
I haven’t upgrade my workout gear in YEARS! (remember this lovely image??). I also haven’t added any music to my iPod in about a year and as I discovered when I took Baby O for a long walk last week, not only are my tunes in need of updating, so are my earphones, workout gear, socks, bras, you name it.
If What Not to Wear did a show dedicated to fits in desperate need of new workout clothes, I would be atop the list. Actually, my wardrobe in general is pretty much a fashion upchuck but again…digressing…)
This is where you guys come in handy to help me. I need you to sound off below with any of the following:
- What are your current go-to tunes when you work out?
- What are you must-have items/brands
- What earphones do you recommend. Keep in mind, mine tend to always fall out of my ears and/or be really uncomfortable when worn for any length of time.
What advice do you have for someone returning to exercise after a long hiatus.