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.