Four weeks post-partum and things are going great! Baby is doing wonderfully. She’s still eating and sleeping like a champ. She wakes me up briefly to nurse at 3:30 and then again around 6:30. Cinnamon was in town and my husband was off from work so I’ve been able to sleep in and nap most days, so I don’t feel sleep deprived at all. That will change soon, but that’s ok – it comes with the territory.
As for running …
Running is going great! By the end of the week I did an hour running with no breaks. I’m slow and definitely out of shape, but for 4 weeks post-partum I’ll take it! To be running at all is great in my book. I would normally be super excited and plotting my comeback, but I’ve decided to get go ahead with the ablation (medical procedure to correct my heart condition, supraventricular tachycardia). This will sideline me for 2-3 weeks. I hate to have another bump in my comeback road, but since I’ve been having episodes again and because when is there ever a “good” time for this kind of stuff, I decided that sooner is better than later. In fact, I call today to discuss scheduling – eek!
As for the ol’ bod, well, not much new there. I’m holding steady at 147, about 15ish lbs. over pre-pregnancy weight and 20 over my “racing weight” or whatever you want to call it. Since I’m nursing, I refuse to diet. I always eat pretty healthy (save for my grandma’s Christmas cookies and the giant chocolate santas I ate last week – shhh!) and I obviously exercise. If I just live my life the weight will come off. Twenty pounds sounds like a lot, but it will be off pretty quickly once I can get back to 50+ mile weeks. I can kill myself to speed up the process by a couple of weeks or relax and let nature take it’s course. I’ll choose option B!
Here’s what I was able to do during my 4th week post-baby:
Sun: 5 averaging 10:03 including walk breaks
Tue: 4.15 with Cinnamon! One photo-op break.
Wed: 5 snowy miles. No breaks!
Fri: 5 on the treadmill averaging 9:33. No breaks.
Sun: 6.52 averaging 9:12! Need for breaks is officially over!
Total: 25.67 (8 days)