Mary Baum

Getting Back to It

My 2 week post marathon break was officially over as of this weekend! I was able to get out and run a few miles Saturday morning. I ended up going 3 miles by myself and then took my dog out for the last two miles. It was great to get back out running – and even better – it tired out Winnie. I just started running her since she is around the year mark. I’ll go into why we decided to wait to run her for another post ;)

The best part… I did the whole run without a watch! I didn’t care how fast (or slow) I was running, so I ran naked – aka, without a watch. It was fantastic! I will slowly be getting back into the swing of regular exercise again, but for the past 2 weeks, it was extremely enjoyable to not put a big emphasis on it. I needed a little me time, and I took full advantage of it. I will not be getting back into speed work or anything quite yet. My legs are happy with the slow, fun miles.

Other than running this weekend, I was able see one of my best friends get married! My husband and her now husband were in the same fraternity in college, and she and I were in the same sorority. She looked absolutely stunning on her big day! Just see for yourself!

Congrats Azra and Angel! We were so excited to celebrate with you on your big day! Enjoy your honeymoon!

Are you usually excited to get back running after a break, or do you dread it? Do you care about your pace after not running for a couple of weeks?

5 Responses

  1. Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes
    Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes October 22, 2012 at 8:32 am |

    Glad to hear your run went well, Mary! After training and completing an event, I usually give myself some time off, but it’s difficult for me to go two days without working out. For the first few runs/workouts, I ignore pace and just go off of how my body feels; if I’m tired or so, I’ll back off, but if I feel good, then I’ll stay at the same intensity level or push it a bit. Happy Monday! :)

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  2. Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife
    Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife October 22, 2012 at 11:12 am |

    i love weddings! she looks beautiful!

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  3. Meghan @ little girl in the big world
    Meghan @ little girl in the big world October 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm |

    I think you gave yourself a good break! I don’t know how long I’ll go after Disney because of all of the great late winter/early spring races in the area. I’ve never done a marathon so it’ll be the time to see. And I would imagine I’ll definitely run “naked” the first few back. You earned it!

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  4. Tiff
    Tiff October 23, 2012 at 10:37 am |

    Love the photos and so proud of you running the Chicago marathon!!!

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