Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Planning ahead...

Oww-my hips!

Good news in my book--since I've reached the 2nd trimester, I've had more energy for running! Yay!

I almost wanted to sign up for the half-marathon in Austin in two weeks- yeah, it'd be slow-but I really felt like I could do it.  Especially after pulling a couple of 6-ers on my own in the past couple week.  No joke! They are the longest I'd done since becoming pregnant (well maybe--honestly, still not sure if I was newly preggo during my marathons which is why I had such a rough time...but anyway).

The 6 miles felt pretty good while it was going down, and I felt like I could do more, but I haven't tested my preggo boundaries, so err'd on the side of caution and kept it at 10k.  And, baby, I'm glad I did.  I didn't really take into account my hormones and the whole 'relaxin' effect where all my joints are slacking up--because after each 6 miler, my hips were on FIYAH the next day (not to mention some swelling legs and ankles..pregnancy is awesome).

Good chance it's both, these days.
  I haven't felt sore from 6 a looooooong time.  Like, since training for my first half.  It's humbling, man--because I feel like I'm going to be starting at square one after my little bambino is born.  I'm not sure how long women aren't cleared for exercise after having a baby--But I've read varying articles saying 6-8 weeks.  YIKES!!

Nevertheless, I'm planning ahead, dammit.  I've decided that if I can afford it at the time of registration--I'd like to make the Disney Wine and Dine 13.1 happen this year.  If I have my kiddo in late July/August and can't run until late September--that should give me enough time to train since I've done the half length a number of times now, I feel comfortable enough to say I could do it in 4-6 weeks.  Now, if I can just convince my Disney running buddy, Melody to do it with me ;)  That and the 5k the day before--2 medals, one weekend--YES.


So, folks(sorry, guys)--what was your first run/race back after pregnancy?   How long did you have to stop after giving birth? How long did you go?  And how did training go with a new baby in the house??

Lots of questions for my lady-folk today--as I'll be a badass-mother-runner soon!

Peace, love, cankles, and itchy boobs,

Go fork yourselves,



  1. My first post pregnancy race is march 30th. I had my baby end of October. I felt like I was starting from scratch again when I started running again.

  2. I think you asked me about this... But Fuck YA dude... OF COURSE I will! Plus we can stay at the rents!