Despite not having many opportunities to get out and about, by the grace of God I got to continue with my running routine last week. It involved setting mike up at the kitchen table and positioning June in her chair, but he was able to keep her smiling and interested for a good little length of time while I snuck 4 quick runs in over the course of the week. Thank you husband. Even with a bum ankle, you pull through for me <3. Above, my post run recovery which was absolutely necessary in order to catch my breath....
It has honestly been just the most gorgeous, perfect running weather as of late which makes me extra appreciative to be out and living it.
Before Mike hurt his ankle he was starting to get into running (which makes me so happy because I've always wanted to be a "running couple" ... Our first date was supposed to be going for a run together but he changed our plans last minute and that run has actually never happened since). This weekend he mentioned to me that he's jealous of my ability to get out there for a jog. It's interesting because when I was (very) pregnant and he was training for a 10km race in the Spring, I was so envious of his glow when he came in from a good run - envious in a good way. Happy for him to be in that moment but really eager to get back into it myself. And I know I go on and on about this, but honestly one of my biggest soundtracks going through my head when I'm running is how lucky I am to be out there. Mike's comment just reminds me, having the ability to use my legs for running and having a healthy body are something I never want to take for granted. So that's my carpe diem PSA speech for the day- never take for granted the two legs that carry you out the front door so you can get your lungs pumping.
Week two postpartum running prognosis: still slow but I was able to run the whole length of my route and HOT damn did that ever feel amazing. I've started to incorporate some body weight and resistance exercises because at the end of the week I noticed an old Achilles tendinitis injury creeping up on me - it always comes back after I've been out of the sport for awhile and my leg muscles aren't strong enough. So to try and work on the strength, throw in 25-50 squats while facing June on her change table a couple times a day, and I'm doing the 30 day plank challenge! I'm on day 5 only but it's fun and I'm seriously skeptical about reaching five minutes by the end of the month; but there really never was anything more motivating in my opinion then a healthy dose of skepticism to get myself all amped up!
(^^ I really have to start cutting my head out of my out of those progress shots... I never really know what to do with my face...)
Two weeks down! Next week I'm gonna post my workout schedule so I can see when things really started to get going :)