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Last year, at about this time, I started the Bridge City Boogie training program that was in the Star Phoenix.  I did the beginner run 5 km training and absolutely loved it.  It is a walk to run interval program and by the end of the 9 weeks I was up to running for 5 minutes, walking for 2 minutes (and I repeat this 5 - 7 times).  At that time, I had thoughts of continuing to increase my running time, but I chose not to.  I really liked doing the run for 5 walk for 2, so I just kept doing it.

I was so proud of my accomplishment.  I have never been able to run for any sort of extended periods of time and so doing this program for the 9 weeks was a significant accomplishment for me.   It felt so good to be active and in great shape that I continued to run all through the summer. I stopped in the fall, only because I was feeling so tired being back at work pregnant.   Then I started getting braxton hicks contractions (the less activity I do, the less braxton hicks I have), so running was out.

I spent my entire pregnancy excited to get back running.  My plan was to do the Bridge City Boogie program again and so I started this week when I saw week 1 in the paper on Monday.  I am happy to report that I feel great.  My incision isn't bothering me at all!

Running and just being active are so good for my mental health.  This morning I was feeling down, so I hopped on the tread mill.  I don't remember a ton from my Kinesiology degree, but I do know that the body produces endorphins when you  participate in physical activity.  Endorphins make you feel good.  I am happy to report that today the endorphins my body produced helped my mood.  I feel much, much better since hopping off the treadmill.

I am excited to continue getting into better shape!  Let me know if you want to join the program.  Maybe we can go for a run together :-)

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  1. Way to go Jordan!
    :) Aunty Pat

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  2. Love it. Now I'm feeling motivated. Can I join you running in the Boogie? Maybe we could push our boys (Calder and Willis, not Hugh and Dan) in their strollers, which now that I think of it would likely make something hard (running long distance) harder. Hmmm...I'll have to rethink this.
    They should have a Bridge City Base Running-athon. That's more up our alley.

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  3. Hi Jordan,

    I have been reading your blog for a while, and this is my first time commenting.

    I really appreciate your candidness with sharing your grief over losing your son. I have learned a lot about grief from reading your posts. Thank you for sharing!

    I also started running last year after being asked to run part of a 30K relay. If you want to keep running after the Bridge City Boogie, I would highly recommend the Mogathon on June 25 (www.mogathon.com). It is a really fun event, with a family 2k, 5k, 10k, half marathon and 30k distance. My sister talked me into trying the half marathon so I have been training for the last couple of months.

    Take care and good luck with all your running!

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  4. Running is addicting! Good for you!! You gals should think about doing the "Warman Run, Walk & Wiggle" in Warman on Sept. 25th, a very fun and casual event!!!

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  5. Thanks everyone! Yes, Deena! Of course you can join me!

    And yes. . .running bases is more our thing!

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  6. Jordan - my most proud moment was crossing the finish line after running 10 km at the SK Marathon before having Reid. I started out with a learn to run program at brainsport and became addicted! After Reid was born, I returned to running but found it more challenging to find time, to move a heavier body.... Etc. I have been trying to find the motivation to get at it again and would LOVE to do the boogie! Let me know if you'd like a cyber training partner or team member. There is no better feeling than accomplishing a goal you' ve worked so hard at!

    Erin

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  7. Thanks, Erin! I would love a cyber training partner.

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