Running is my stress therapy. It helps soothe my anxiety. It makes me sane.
So it should come as no surprise to me that my first full week back of work was also my highest postpartum mileage week. At least I have a coping mechanism?
The week included a mix of outdoor and (mostly) indoor runs. I became familiar with my treadmill again, and was so grateful to have it when it was very dark, cold and snow/rain was coming down!
Sunday: 4.61 miles run and a hike with the family – it started snowing on the hike!
Monday: 4.1 treadmill miles while watching You (season 3)
Tuesday: 5.1 treadmill miles (and more You!)
Wednesday: 4.27 miles outside
Thursday: 4.1 treadmill miles
Friday: 5.11 treadmill miles and finished You
Saturday: 3.26 miles outside – I hadn’t run outside in the daylight since the previous Sunday and it made such a difference in my mood
total mileage: 30.55 miles
And now, onto a short work week – hooray for Thanksgiving!
Questions for you:
- Is it dark when you run outside?
- Are you/have you watched You?