Y'all know I LOVE running. It's one of my passions. I'm not fast, but I have found that I have great endurance if I work up to it.
The peak of my running life was a couple years ago when I ran the RAGNAR and my first (and only, so far) half marathon.
Then I had to wait the 6 weeks after to start running again... and I did. But man was my body fighting me! There was all the pregnancy weight I had put on, the weeks without running (it really takes a toll when you go so long), and the whole my-body-is-still-recovering-from-a-BIG-event. It didn't help that I was nursing and my chest hurt when I ran... like a lot. When baby was about 5 months he weened himself, and I was gearing up to start training for a 1/2 marathon I wanted to run in October.
Yeah, that lasted a couple weeks.... because then I found out I was pregnant and a couple days later the extreme exhaustion and nausea hit. Trust me, when you can't keep your eyes open, you have 3 boys running around and another one that needs your constant care, running is the LAST thing on your mind!
Then I got put on "pelvic rest" because of the bleeding. So no extra curricular activities with the husband and no running.
This week I finally got the big "okay" to start running and enjoying other things. So my first challenge to myself is to get back to running. But I don't want to to over do it, and hurt myself and the baby. That would be stupid. So I am going to start slow with the Couch to 5K program (C25K). I think it's excellent for someone in my spot... Start off slow and repeat weeks if I have to. I really have no reason to run more than 3 miles while pregnant anyway. I'm not trying to prove anything, I am just trying to keep myself and the baby healthy, the weight under control, and hope for a smooth labor and delivery like last time.
My goal is to run a 5K the last week of this 2nd trimester. I know it's a lofty goal and a little crazy... especially for a pregnant woman who hasn't gotten her running grove back yet. But I think I can do it. I really do. I did Day One Week One this morning and it was actually pretty easy... so I am pretty sure I got this. I guess we will see, huh?
Any beginners, preggers, or out-of-shapers want to join me?? Train and run a 5K by the end of Sept?