I’m a little behind already. Technically I should be starting week 2 by now. But that’s OK. I’m just getting back into the swing of things and figuring out how to fit in running with baby.
I’m also still hurting a bit down below so I don’t want to push it too hard. I think I’m going to repeat week 1 at least once more.
The goal is to get back to fitness and lose some weight, not a specific race date (yet), so no harm in doing some repeats.
So I’ve been out for a few walks in the last week or so. That’s about all I can handle. After about 15 minutes of walking my pelvis gets quite sore and I end up sort of limp-waddling home. During pregnancy I had issues with SPD, which basically means a lot of pelvic pain. Just getting out of bed in the morning hurt! When I had Ash, most of the pain went away pretty quickly, but I guess is still lingering when I am active.
I assume in time the pain will go away, so I’ll keep trying to walk and hopefully each week things get a bit better.
I also tried to get back into tracking my food on MFP. That lasted about a day. With a very needy newborn on hand, who’s got time or brain power for tracking? I am however trying to be more mindful of what I’m eating. We’ll start with that!
Being 7.5 months pregnant, I’ve been feeling really out of touch with my running world and a little bummed about it, and worried I’ll have a hard time getting back into it. Then my Running friend Lucas McAneney goes and runs the Houston Marathon this past weekend and does a PB of 2:18 and change, finishing 15th and I feel so happy and amazed and all of the emotions, and I can’t wait to get back to running and I know I’ll be just fine!
Read Lucas’ race report here: http://lucaslongrun.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/houston-marathon-post-race-report/
25w3d pregnant and I’m still puking my guts out if I try to (our accidentally) come off the medication. Not cool.
While at the pool today I thought I’d try out some water running. I quickly realized I had no idea what I was supposed to be doing. Do we kick to the back? Do we raise the knees? Do we move around? Stay in one spot? Is there proper form? Does it matter?
I spent about 15 solid minutes running in the water. All I know is my legs got tired and ayer 25 more minutes of swimming, I’m now home and in need of a serious nap! So, I must have done something right!
Any tips would be welcome!