function: intransitive verb
inflected forms: arose; arisen; arising;
to come into being; originate

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
-John Bingham

I’m a dad…

Filed Under (General Fitness) by Matt on 08-05-2012

So my amazing wife and I were blessed with our son a little over a month ago.  Words cannot describe how happy we are to have him in our lives.  I would be lying if I said I haven’t already imagined him growing up a bit into a little man that runs with his father.  In fact, my wife, who within a couple of weeks looked like she never had a kid (and has received plenty of “joking” comments of “I hate you” from women she knows), has gotten more into running since our son was born.  Maybe we will become a running family…

First, though, I have to get back into running again.  Over the course of my wife’s pregnancy, I got lazy and put on about 20 lbs.  After seeing her lose every single lb she put on within 2-3 weeks after giving birth, I have managed to drop 8 lbs by running a little and trying to watch what I eat.  If I can keep it up, add in at least one more run a week along with hitting the gym at least three times a week, I should have no problem reaching my goal weight. I guess I will give it a month and see how it goes before I pat myself on the back.  Wish me luck!

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