Saturday, August 29, 2009

Postpartum Exercise…

Ok.  It’s more difficult than I thought it was going to be.  Again, I underestimated what a lifestyle changing event having a baby truly is.  I really honestly thought that I’d be back to running and be able to run a half-marathon in October.  I really thought that it would be no big deal.  I was wrong.   C-section recovery is no joke my friends, and it sure does not make it easy to exercise, especially when one’s favorite type of exercise includes using the core abdominal muscles  right around the incision, which haven’t been working for at least 6 months.   I also didn’t take into consideration Baby Chomp’s development.  Especially not that an infant under a month old wouldn’t care for walking in the breeze :).   It really has been a learning experiment for both of us. 

Luckily, we are both finding our strides.  Momma has figured out the best time of day to walk/run for Little Chomp (in the early mornings, after eating, and being changed but right before nap time).   Chomp has figured out that walking in the stroller is a pretty cool way to sleep and look at new things.

So, we have gone 30 miles so far this month, and we are in a groove.  In other words, look out half-marathon.  I may not see you until after the new year, but I’m coming for you. 


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