|Such a happy girl!|
Except, she isn't exactly a baby anymore. Here's the thing. Last year, a couple months after she was born, I started back running. And almost immediately began experiencing extreme hip pain (reminiscent of a stress fracture I had in my hip six years ago). I also started losing weight - which would be nice save for the fact that I was already at my pre-pregnancy weight and didn't have the extra lbs to lose. And I started getting really grumpy. That was probably due to the lack of sleep.
So I decided that the best thing for my body (and my family) was to stop running for the duration of the time I was nursing the baby. That ended up being a full year.
And guess what? I loved it! I started trying out some different forms of exercise that challenged my body and made me stronger (weight training, kickboxing, cardio conditioning to name a few). And by the time I was ready to stop nursing, I was also ready to start running again.
|Proof is in the Garmin|
And then (here comes the part where I blame the baby), I decided to take the winter off. It was so nice last year when I wasn't waking up at 4:30 a.m. to go run in the frigid temps and could snuggle in my bed until my kids started poking me in the eye and the baby screamed to be fed. I figured that if I was able to take a whole year off and still meet all my goals this past marathon season, surely I can take the winter off and be okay.
It's been going along swimmingly until I realized that 1) I miss running and 2) I am supposed to run Boston in 14 weeks from today.
I guess I can't take the whole winter off. And I guess I can't really blame the baby. But I think I will for one more week!
Got any training tips for me??