November 1, 2010

Reunion with my Running Shoes

Today I decided to go for my first run in months. Tomorrow I see Doc for my post-partum check-up so I figured 1 day ahead of time would be ok. Plus I knew I wouldn't be running very far. I tried to remind myself that I had a baby 6 weeks ago, added to the fact that I haven't exercised since May. Rationally, I knew it wouldn't be that nice easy run around the neighborhood, but in my head was the memory of those nice, easy runs. Let's just say it wasn't pretty! I can only imagine what I looked like. I have a long way to go to get back into shape. That said, it wasn't as bad as I expected, I alternated running and walking, and ran most of the way. I ran slow, but that's ok. I didn't push it, as I haven't gotten the "official" ok to exercise, but I don't imagine there's any reason why Doc won't give me to ok tomorrow. So I did it, I got that first run under my belt. It will only get better from here.

2 comments:

nurse XY said...

Yay for running!

Pietrowski's of North Andover said...

:-) It's so refreshing no matter how painful --the first run after a long break (especially after giving birth)! Congrats!