sounds a good weekend! my weekend wasn't bad either, I too didnt get too many miles in, done 7 on Friday, worked friday night, got home to a phone call from my brother saying he is finally moving out of my parents house and would I like his gym stuff as he wont have a garage where he is going, so had fun moving and installing that stuff, not that I use much of the stuff I already have in there all that much!
Sunday I took the girls swimming, chucked in a few cheeky lengths while the other half was watching the kids in the toddler pool then went out for a run, which got abandoned as my water bottle split and was getting dehydrated, but still went out, going to have an easy run later me thinks!
Morning.....was supposed to be gong for a run today, but have felt drained of energy all day with a headache that wont go etc I might just try doing an early tomorrow morning and have an early night now!
First of all, congratulations on the baby etc! the extra energy found from running will help, plus being able to unwind when they gone to bed by getting your running gear on and hitting the roads to get some all important "me time" One of the many reasons I got back into running was to change my ways and become fitter and healthier to set an example to my kids as well as having the enegry to keep up when they are older! Im 25 and have 2 girls, eldest is turning 3 in June and youngest was 1 in April, so they keep me on my toes!
Secondly, 30-35 mins for a 5k run is very do able, follow a training plan, and stick to it, soon 5ks will seem easy and you'll be doing them for fun!
If you are using the nike+ ipod thing and thats what convinced you to get them, can I just say.....you cfan buy a clip or shoe wallet for the nike sensor which goes on the laces of more comfortable, practical, better designed running shoes.....not that I have anything against nike.....but I the one pair I have ever owned to run in gave me an injury!
Everyone is different, of course, but I find my mizunos fit straight out of the box and can do a long run in comfort without needing to "break in" asics gel nimbus 11 were also a good shoe for me (might not be for everyone) but took a bit longer to get used to!
I think you can find "your shoe" dont be dissapointed if it isnt nike, like I said, if the only reason is the look nice and have a nike + bit, remember comfort and injury prevention come before looks and gadgets....also...nike+ sensors are a good guide, but not extreemly acurate, but IMO worth the £15 for starting out! (I used one)
Kelly: Havent.....as in waterlooville? you like to travel for your runs then? NY marathon looks good, but I think I don't think I could get away with sneaking over to NY for a few days and bringing the other half and kids would end up costing me an arm and a leg, and I need those for running!
Raggy: a rest is always good! keeps you from over doing it, and you find you train a lot better, just dont have too long at a time or it has the reverse effect!
Musketeer.....hogweed trot? I take it thats a run??? in bristol??