Yep I am still alive… just been Missing in Mummy Duties for a while…that and RUNNING!
so last update was Post Partum recovery Week 1… and now I am seven weeks post partum. That is hard to write because that means MissE is 7 weeks. WOW. Children and their super fast growth is just another measure of how quickly the days, weeks and years are flying by.
Ok CUTIES aside for a minute and on to the recovery…
In the last 6 weeks I have been busy on my journey back to “running mama”. Here is a summary…
1. Strengthening the Pelvic Floor
I try to sneak some extra hovers in during the day but if Little A spots me it turns into “London Bridge is falling down” or just plain climb on mummy time! After months of no crazy play like this while pregnant I love being a human playground/rocket launcher again!
3. Get moving
In the first few weeks this was mostly just walking. In the last couple of weeks I have added in running and I am slowly increasing the running and decreasing the walking.
10.3km.. I was super excited to hit double digits last week!
Pregnancy weight gone: 10kg… Feeling leaner and faster every day and even though there is a couple more kgs to shed I FEEL back to my runner self again (just a smidge weaker!)
Mentally – There is only one word to describe my mental place these days - PUMPED! From the moment my feet touch the ground in the morning to the minute my head hits the pillow at night I DO NOT STOP. Even though there is not complete order at every moment I feel like I am ticking the boxes for all the important stuff – especially quality time with Little A and MissE and I have to say I am 10 times more organised and productive than when Little A came along!
Physically – I am feeling stronger every day. I have had a niggle or two to “roll out” but I think all my core and pelvic floor work is paying off. I have just changed over from a “post partum” core routine to a “runners” core routine and jeepers I felt the intensity change!
Sleep-wise – We have been blessed again in the sleeping baby stakes. MissE mostly wakes once per night and rarely twice. Last night she didn’t wake at all… I just fed her when I got up for my run. I am hopeful I can enjoy this for a while longer before the sleep regression and teething kicks in!
Appetite – I am a breast feeding, running mother – currently I burn a K-zillion calories. I need water and food and lots of it! The tricky bit is keeping the fridge stocked with “easy-grab” healthy snacks as I am currently third place on my list of people to feed so organisation is key.
So that is my journey thus far…
Next up I’ll tell you about my BAD running experience recently and I’ll show you a pic that 100% sums up what running is to me.
Happy Running and racing this weekend and for tomorrow…