Thursday, June 4, 2015

Postpartum Running.

June 3, 2015 

National Running Day. 

It was the day I'd chosen to make my way back into the running world after my little break during pregnancy. 

It was going to be perfect, I was going to feel fast and graceful. I'd be like a beautiful gazelle running in the sunshine. 


That didn't happen. 

That first run felt awkward... It was like my insides were jiggling from my throat to my my toes and then settling somewhere inbetween during walk breaks and did I mention my skin? It may have been slapping me in the face... Well maybe not - but I'm sure it was flapping. 

I wish I'd remembered these feelings from the first run after my oldest was born, but I didn't. 

I put this photo as my profile picture on Facebook as a reminder that I... 

- trained for a marathon with an infant at home 
- trained and ran that marathon (goofy challenge) 6 months pregnant.
- that mouse (man) next to me believes in me
- I will get my groove back someday

Question: how was your first run after a break?  

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