When I made my grand plans last week, I completely forgot that there was a holiday smack in the middle of this week. The nice thing was that my husband was able to “work from home” for a few days (since everyone else was on vacation) and while we spent a few days hanging out as a family, I spent a day or two taking copious naps since he was home to cover the child if she woke up or got fussy. That? Was awesome. (Especially since I was up way, way past my bedtime on Christmas Eve.)
I wasn’t totally heartbroken that the week hadn’t gone according to plan, though, because I realized something that I’d been suspecting for a while: my pelvic floor is completely trashed. I can feel it getting tired if I’m on my feet for more than a half an hour or so at a time, and that’s sort of a strange feeling. As much as I’m chomping at the bit to get back to running, I need to get that squared away and back up to par before running (or even lots of walking) happens. (I guess I could start running sooner rather than later, but long-term it’ll be best if I get my personal bits back in shape first.)
Is it frustrating? A bit. Is it something I’m already working on and know how to fix? Definitely.
I also went to yoga again this week, but this time it was just a bit too much. My core strength was also obliterated by the pregnancy, and this week I felt that in my back throughout the class. Until I get some core strength back, I’m going to need to either put the yoga on the back burner or go with a less aggressive practice. Again: something that I know how to fix and just need to start putting some focused effort into.
Which brings me to my goals for this week, with the knowledge that there’s a holiday in the middle of this one, too:
- Pelvic floor exercises (AKA Kegels) x5 days
- Core work (I’m going to start working on this Dirty Dozen for runners, although I’m sure that I won’t be able to get through all of them in a single session right away) x4 days