Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Reflection on reflection

Remember the time where you could spend a long time in front of the mirror? These days, looking in the mirror is more like seeing an annoying acquaintance across the street. You lower your gaze, quicken your step, pretend there was no noticing going on.

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  1. This is EXACTLY how I feel these days. Breastfeeding has done nothing for my boobs, all the pasta and risottos ever since our little one eats with us is not good to my hips and it seems to me that my upper arms have seen better days... I am firmly resolved to run twice a week. How do you find time to run, emi?

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  2. I only run for 30 minutes when I run. Most people can find 30 minutes, unless you're a really broke single mom in a town without friends or family.

    Running gives you more time, since you have more energy the rest of the day and night!

    But. Be kind to yourself. How old is the little one? Enjoy your food and start by taking walks with a good stroller. Then advance to running (on your own) when baby is past 6 months and your body has somewhat recovered.

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  3. Honeybee, if you want to, I could coach you! You could be my new running rookie. But only if you want to.

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  4. I responded to your "who are you" so you can get some details on me there. My little one is 16 months old - *blush*. And I'm not broke and single either. *blush again*.

    I only run for 30 minutes, too, but I thought that you ran for hours like those ladies in the Nike ads. It's not that I don't get any exercise at all, I do, but not as much as I used to.

    What would your coaching look like? It sounds fun, albeit somewhat scary. :)

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  5. I could do it over e-mail. But you do run? then no problem!
    Just keep at it.

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  6. I also do pilates. started in march. LOVE IT!

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  7. this is the exact description of the word you were trying to define the other day--avoiding having to look into the mirror at all.

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  8. I think you should look more often and you will see someone smart, funny och gorgeous. YOU.

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  9. Just do it, right? I got my running gear set for tomorrow morning, I'll keep you posted. I'll get back to you if it turns out I need coaching after all, ok?

    I've been doing Yoga for years, it's good.

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  10. I did it!! Got up a 5.30 a.m. and went running. Had a small insect for breakfast, too. I really want to keep this up, one early morning run during the week and one on weekends is realistic. I'll focus on how good it feels and hope that the thighs will follow. :))

    P.S. I really hope that your running blog gets up and running (hehe) soon, I'd love to join!

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  11. see! You can do it. You will do it. congrats! would you like to run with us at nike?

    do you have an iPhone? or an iPod nano? or iPod touch?

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  12. None of the above but this might be THE reason to get an iphone. What would I then do with it? (Apart from immediately installing all those animal sound apps).

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  13. get the nike+ gps app and start running with me and my friends. (we all run separately).
    you just register your profile on the nike+
    and mail me. (emi at lovegun dot net)

    can you see this?
    http://nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikeplus/en_EMEA/plus/#//challenges/

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  14. Hi Emi,

    I love your blog, and have just read all the encouraging things said to honeybee. I would love to join your running group at Nike too. I cut and pasted the link on your last comment, but it just goes to the Nike main page. Could you give me some more info on how to join?

    many thanks, Bobbi

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  15. Bobbi, register a profile at nike.com, then mail me at emi at lovegun dot net and I'll fill you in!

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