Saturday, December 12, 2009

I ran!

I ran! I did it! I am so excited.

Postpartum life has been filled with ridiculously itchy skin, soreness that lasted too long, nether-regions that didn't heal correctly (but I didn't know until my 6-week check up), and feeling like I was going to pee my pants for a few days!

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being a mommy. I LOVE my baby. And it's all worth it. But my plan was to walk until the 6-week mark and then start running. I tend to overdo things, so that was my way of taking things slowly. 6 weeks came and went and I was too sore to even go on walks. Luckily my doctor fixed the problem and by 7 weeks I was all better! It's a Christmas Miracle! (Well, except the itchy skin. I can hope for a New Year's miracle, right?)

So yesterday Christian said, "Let's go on a walk." I got so excited that I put on running clothes. 5 minutes into our walk, I decided to run for a couple minutes just to test the water.

15 minutes later I decided I was too tired to keep running. 15 minutes, ladies (and gents?)! I mapped it out later and it came to a whopping 1.25 mile. I was soooo proud of myself!

Except for the fact that I feel like I need a sports bra for my jiggly belly, I felt great! I am sooooo back in the game. And it feels good.


  1. That's more than I did today. :) Okay, I did yoga for an hour while three kids were sleeping. Can't wait to start running with you again!

  2. way to go molly! (and congrats on your baby!!) getting back into running post partum is tough and frustrating and times, but you'll get it all back in no time!

  3. I can only imagine how great you felt getting back into it, good job! You are now totally inspired!

  4. yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay molly!!!!!! :) :) :)

  5. Wow! After only 7 weeks! How much did you run during your pg? And I totally understand the jiggly post-baby belly part! :)

  6. Lys--I ran during my pregnancy until 20 weeks. At 20 weeks it was just plain uncomfortable so I called it quits.