Another mundane week in my fitness department. Just some walking. But six days worth of walking isn't too shabby when occasionally you feel like an elephant. On a particularly grumpy day I wanted to run SO badly, so I attempted to throw in a couple jogging intervals. Hahaha... it wasn't miserable, but it felt pretty weird. And I think I looked a little ridiculous too. Not to mention I think it stresses some of the people out at the gym to see a very pregnant girl trying to run. What do you think would happen if my water broke on the treadmill? That would be, um, interesting.
As I near the end of my pregnancy, I'm starting to really look forward to getting my body back and getting back into running. Obviously I have no idea how it will really go, or how soon I'll be able to do this or that, but I'm trying to formulate some sort of a plan. My fingers are crossed that my delivery goes as smoothly as it did with Ryann. Her 9th percentile head did minimal damage, and honestly after a few days I felt pretty normal. Of course my body was still healing, and yes, I'll have to give myself more than a few days, but I'm hoping that having a plan will encourage me to get moving as soon as it is acceptable.
I plan on talking to my OB, and seeing what her recommendations are on exercise after birth. Again, much if it will relate to how the delivery goes, but if she is willing I'm hoping I can schedule my post partum visit for the 4-5 week mark, and maybe get the ok to start the C25K program. I'm banking on hopefully being able to start doing some walking (nothing too strenuous of course!) around the 2 week mark, and then the first couple of weeks of the C25K don't involve too much running.
I know it will take me a bit to get back to where I was speed wise. I have no idea how nursing will affect running should it work out. I have no clue how sleep deprivation will play a role. But I figure having a plan in the back of my mind will be motivating. The Mother's Day Run that I have participated in the last two years (here and here) is May 12th. Since it was my first 5k and then my fastest 5k, I figured it would be a great one to plan as my first post baby race. What a great way to celebrate getting in shape after the birth of my second babe, right? I think so. Fingers crossed it works out for me.
I'm planning to pause (there has got to be a better word for that) my gym membership starting in February, until probably June 1st. So I'm going to have to figure out scheduling all on my own for a bit. Should be interesting! I'd love to hear from other mamas. How soon did you get back into working out? Does nursing affect exercise? When the heck do you work out? Any other tips for me? Share your wealth of knowledge!
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