Saturday, June 23, 2012

I would walk 500 miles...

Or maybe just 5. Before this last pregnancy, I was running 5 miles on a daily basis. But then I stopped... because I was pregnant and tired and swollen and that seemed like a good enough excuse. I have a friend (with 4 kids 5 and under) who generally gets back into running within weeks of delivering her babies. I am not so motivated. It would be nice if I were. I actually love running. I'm just lazy and it is so much work to get back in shape when you've been out of things for so long.

Today, I finally made an effort. I didn't even try to run, though. I'm getting back into things a little slower than that. I strapped N into the Beco and went for a brisk walk. It was probably closer to 3 or 4 miles, but it's a start. I plan on making it our after breakfast routine for the next couple months. I figure once I start running again, it will seem super easy because I won't be wearing N. Although, I might need to take her in the stroller... and I'm not sure how long I'll be able to convince G he'd rather stay home (with DH, of course) while I leave the house with N. We might need to look into a double jogging stroller... Remembering how much work pushing a single is, my arms are getting sore thinking about pushing a double! One day at a time, right?
my view of N in the Beco
at the top of the hill, about to head back down