It’s all about the boobs. That’s what governed my running the past 6 weeks. I forgot how much life revolves around baby eating, especially if you’re breastfeeding. While I physically felt pretty good and ready to ramp things up, it wasn’t always possible timing wise. By the time you nurse/pump/drain your boobs so you can actually run, you may have run out of time to actually get out the door!
I met some of my running goals, and failed at others.
Ran at least 5 days a week
Got my “long run” up to 45 minutes (once!)
Somewhat established a schedule, routinely running 30 minutes on each run
Core work/cross training. I managed to do one long core/strength session a week, but that was it. Sometimes I snuck in mini-sessions, but nothing routine. And no cross training at all. Sleep/the dirty house/piles of laundry called my name stronger.
Continue to build in distance, adding some easy speed work (aka: strides).
Make a better effort at doing core/strength work.
When I go in for my post-birth follow-up appointment, get a referral for PT to finally fix my 2+ year old diastisis recti.
- note that this is really 4 weeks of running, as I took the 1st 2 weeks after baby was born completely off from doing anything at all.