Thursday, July 12, 2012

Shopping for baby and future fitness

Lately my days are filled with less fitness and more day dreaming about fitness. For example I spent approximately 45 minutes jog/walking this morning and now about 2 1/2 hours shopping for baby gear online and reading blogs about how other mothers make family and fitness work. A little disproportionate! I have come across some great finds though.

I've registered for this stroller and future training companion.

I'm super excited to strap Baby M in and head out in the neighborhood and up the canals. Thinking about enjoying the cool October mornings outdoors with the baby is one way to make being 25lbs overweight in the heat of this summer more bearable.

Josh has his eye on one of these bike trailers

Depending on the components you purchase this trailer can be used for strolling, hiking, jogging, biking, or even cross country skiing. It's a little pricey so we'll be searching Craigslist for this one.

While exploring blogs today I came across this little cutie.

This has me excited because I am planning to train for a 13.1 ASAP after delivering. I'm hoping for the Tucson 1/2 Marathon on December 9th. This should give me about 10 weeks to train and I'm sure much of it will be "training lite" (not a lot of hills, lots of walking, minimal speed work). This will not be a PR for me by any means but just thinking of putting something on the race calendar has me excited!
BTW, the cute onesie comes from Running Diva Mom. A great blog I stumbled across this morning.
I've also been enjoying the adventures of Presley and Maddux @ Run Pretty. Presley delivered 2 weeks ago and I'm hoping to learn from her experiences as she adjusts to baby care, breast feeding, and getting back into walking/ jogging/ running.
Thanks for stopping by! G


  1. Yeah! I am excited you are thinking about adding the Tucson Half! That will be so much fun for you!

    I love baby shopping, their clothes are so tiny! :)

  2. What an adorable onsie!!!

    I love your ambition to get out there and rock a half marathon not too long after giving birth. You're awesome!

  3. You make me want to sign up for a race!!

  4. Seriously that onesie is adorable! I totally need to sign up for another race. I have heard nothing but great things about that Tucson marathon. What an awesome goal for after the baby is born!