Licorice’s Post-Partum Log – Week 8

I’d revisit my goals for the week, except I can tell you this right now: not much happened. I woke up Monday morning with a drippy nose and knew instantly that I’d caught my husband’s cold. Ugh. Since my usual MO of stocking up on NyQuil and sleeping it off for a couple of days wasn’t going to work with a baby in the house, I was just sort of stuck with it. I immediately decided that there wasn’t going to be any serious exercising this week and my only goal was going to be survival.

Lots of napping from both of us this week, although not all of it was this dramatic.
Lots of napping from both of us this week, although not all of it was this dramatic.

The good news? We managed just fine and I felt much better by Thursday. Still, I decided to just take the whole week off to make sure that I was as recovered as I could be. I did, however, keep up with my pelvic floor exercises. The big bummer is that the extra strain of several days of coughing and sneezing felt like it undid a lot of the strengthening that I’d accomplished over the past few weeks. We’ll see how it goes next week, but I have a feeling that this is going to be my biggest limiter going forward.

In a previous life, I worked on computers and spent all day sitting. Thanks to running, I've rebooted my career and am now a running and triathlon coach and soon-to-be physical therapist. I've also got the mind and spirit of an elite trapped in the body of a back-of-the-packer.

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