This was my second week of running after GM was born, and it’s going alright! I’m trying not to get discouraged by how slow I am (for me) and how my body can’t run for too long (again, for me). Instead, I’m trying to rejoice in the fact that I’m back running and feeling good for the most part!
After last week’s first few runs, I was SORE. My shins hurt, my back hurt, and even my abs (or lack thereof) hurt! But a few days in, I started to feel relatively normal again and less sore as each day went on. My back is still hurting after running, but I’m hoping that as things get back to normal with my body, that will go away soon, too.
A few highlights from this week:
- I got in my longest postpartum run – 4 miles!
- I finished logging miles in my Saucony Kinvaras. I’m at 400+ miles so far and I can tell I’m done with them. What shoes should I get next?
Here’s what this week entailed:
Sunday: 3.53 miles
Monday: 1.47 miles + 2+ mile hike with the family on our day off
Tuesday: 2.3 miles
Wednesday: 3.5 miles
Thursday: 2.27 miles
Friday: 4.07 miles
Saturday: 2.53 miles run + 1.76 mi speed walk with stroller
TOTAL: 24.92 miles run
And my kids have been loving running around the block with me – it’s been great to get in some steps with them, too!
Questions for you:
- For those of you who have come back to run after an injury, pregnancy, etc… any tips on how I can get faster? It feels like I’m speeding, but I’m not!
- What’s your favorite season for running?