Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunny day run

Ran 5.5 miles today, a cold, bright, sunny, perfect day for running. I pushed Andra for one 1.5 mile loop, Fred pushed her for the second, and then I did a 2.5 mile loop to finish. I was in such a good mood, just being out there, running sometimes with friends and sometimes by myself. When I got back to the parking lot and Fred said Andra was "going nuts" crying, I surprised myself by just going with the flow and not getting annoyed or frustrated (with one or both of them!). I realized then how important running is, and will be, to my sanity.

The first 4 miles felt great, the last 1.5 a little harder (I pushed from 3-4 miles). I still feel muscles/ligaments/something around my uterus/groin that I didn't used to feel pre-pregnancy, so things are good but not totally normal still. Fine for where I want to be now, slowly building up my long run. I hope to do 6 next week and soon be doing 8 at least twice a month. My next half isn't until the end of June, so I don't really feel the need to push the distance yet. I should still be focusing on weights. I have 2 more weeks til I go back to work, so I should take advantage of that because it could take me a couple weeks to get into a new routine in March.

5 comments:

kristina said...

Wow! Great job... on both the running and being a relaxed mom.

DC Running Mama said...

I feel really weak in my groin area or tired or something after my longer or faster runs. I don't know why!! Sometimes it kind of aches. B/c of our tears??

Mama Simmons said...

Awesome run. Glad you've found your sanity! :)

Angela and David Kidd said...

Enjoy the running. Whenever I push myself I feel pressure on my incision from my c-section. Not sure when that will end for me.

Enjoy your time before going back to work. It's tough at first but it gets a little easier every day.

N.D. said...

You're doing great! keep it up!