Sunday, March 22, 2009

Reunited and it feels so good (mostly)

No, I'm not talking about that.

I'm talking about running. I actually ran 3 times last week! My doctor said I could start back to exercising again, so you know I jumped on that train fast! I started walking a few miles at a time about three weeks after my c-section. Just trying to keep my body moving and limber.

My runs were just 30 minutes or so. But that was enough! I can definately tell I haven't run in about 8 weeks. But I ran 3 miles in about 35min. at the lake last week, which isn't bad considering. I did some intervals (run 2min, walk 1min) the last half of that 3 miles.

I still absolutely love running, but I have a new appreciation for it. I understand again why some people don't care for it, or have trouble staying motivated. It's HARD when your body isn't used to it. Mentally it felt great for me, but my body screamed at me a bit. I was surprised at how sore my legs were after just a few miles.

It's also amazing to be able to go out my front door and go for a neighborhood run. Our former home was in a hilly, unsafe area--so I always had to drive to the lake to run. Yesterday I had a 30 minute window to exercise and I just walked out the door, ran for 30 minutes and was home (greeted by a crying baby who woke early to eat!) The lake is just a 10min drive, so I'll still run there. But in a pinch, the neighborhood will do.

Now I just need a new Nano so I can use my Nike+ I recieved for Christmas. Of course the iPod decided to start malfunctioning around the same time. Come on tax return!

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