Baby JB is almost 12 weeks old!
And I’m nearly 8 weeks into my new phase of running. I had a pleasant, “medically boring” pregnancy, running through 35 weeks, but initial recovery from birth was not quite a cakewalk. After a marathon 53-hour labor, I had some significant wounds that made just about everything other than eating quite painful, even requiring my re-admission to the hospital. But as they say, time heals and two weeks later I was itching to get moving again.
I’m not always known for smart training decisions, but once that urge hit, I made myself wait another three days. If I felt good enough to walk for each of those three days, I rationalized, then the feeling was true. Finally I climbed on the treadmill and set the pace to 3.0 mph (20:00/mi pace) expecting to jack up the pace quickly. I was ready, right? Read more >>