Sometimes even the boss needs a break. The demands of three kids and other life stuff got on top of me and I needed a little vacation from Salty stuff. Sorry I’ve been m.i.a. with the training logs. I missed one and then thought I’d catch up the next week and then missed another and now it’s been over a month since I last posted a log. EEK!
In that time, I inched one year closer to becoming a master (38!), paced my friend Joanne to her first ever sub-1:40 half, son finished his first year of preschool and baby turned 6 months!
Last night I went to my first track workout in a long time. It felt great to be back. I felt uncoordinated and slow, but I expected that. I’ve done this twice before and know now is the time to focus on the fact that the fitness will come fast! At this point in a comeback, each week brings noticeable fitness gains so it’s fun to see such marked improvement from week to week. I accept I’m out of shape and am committed to enjoying the process of getting back to where I left off and faster!
And of course, the moment I stop taking weekly photos of my chub, it starts to disappear. I am down 5 pounds since my last log – 135 baby! I am about 1 lb over where I was when I got pregnant and now 8 pounds from where I tend to hang when I’m in the middle of training. While I still feel heavier than I’d like, I am confident I’ll be back to where I want to be soon. As close as I am, I still firmly believe it’s not worth forcing the weight loss: it will happen naturally on its own in due time.
As for my training this past month, I’ve mostly done the same thing each week. Last week was pretty typical.
Mon: 7.25 with the double stroller and no watch.
Tue: 8 miles with the stroller and no watch.
Thu: Treadmill tempo. 8 miles including 5 averaging 6:55 pace.
Fri: 8 miles with the stroller and no watch.
Sat: 8.37 morning miles with strides, averaging 8:03.
Sun: 14 miles with some good hills averaging 7:39.
This will be my last log on the main page. For my logs and all the Salties’ logs, check out our training logs page!
- Salty’s Postpartum Running Update – 22 Weeks (saltyrunning.com)
- Salty’s Postpartum Running Update – 21 Weeks (saltyrunning.com)