You guys. Guess who’s back?! Back again!!
Okay, now this song is in my head …
Anyway, I’m excited to share that I’ve been cleared to run again! That’s right, I’m six weeks postpartum and I’m back running. I had a REALLY strong week running-wise because my parents were in town and were able to watch FW in the mornings while I ran. Now that they’re gone it’s going to be harder to get in runs on weekdays, but I’m happy with whatever mileage I can accrue on weekends and of course on some long walks.
How did the week go?
Sunday, B went out with FW and left me at home to spend the morning however I wanted. It was hot, but I got in 4.4 miles (including a few stops along the way). It was my first run outside in forever.
Tuesday morning, B and I somehow got up a little early and he suggested I go for a run with the extra time we had. I didn’t hesitate and got in 3.35 miles.
The same thing happened Thursday, and I was able to get in 3.8.
With my parents in town Friday and Saturday, I ran again- 4.3 and 5 miles respectively!
This made my weekly total: nearly 21 miles!
I don’t expect to have such a high week again anytime soon – and I’m not training for anything at the moment – but I am looking forward to getting back into shape and running more. Who knows – I may just have to get an infant jogging stroller so FW and I can run together! (and not like this …)
Some questions for you:
What’s the longest you’ve taken a break from running or other exercise – and why?
Any tips for working out or running with a newborn? How do you fit it in, plus breastfeeding and the lack of sleep?