Salty’s Postpartum Running Update – Week 11

Ginger, Pepper, me and baby celebrating Ginger’s big birthday and the 2 PRs she set earlier that day!

Note: 11 weeks of interrupted sleep and the opportunity to nap may lead to inadvertent 3 hour naps. This inadvertent 3 hour nap may lead to a time crunch and posting your training log way later than you planned. Oopsy!

Baby continues to grow by leaps and bounds. I cannot believe how big she is and how fast this newborn stage is going. If you just had a baby and are reading this, cherish every second. Because before you know it they’re throwing massive fits because their puzzle is warped and not laying properly on the table. Oh, maybe that’s just my first kid. Heh. Anyway, since I’m nursing and hate pumping, I just take the baby with me pretty much everywhere. This weekend that meant baby got to party in celebration of Ginger’s big 3-0!

So 11 weeks after giving birth and 2 weeks post-heart procedure running is going great!

My anxiety is much much better. I think it helps that I’m pretty much back where I left off with running before the heart procedure. I ran almost 45 miles this week and had my first double-digit run since I had the baby. I’m not sure why, but I was feeling pretty achy and off, especially on longer runs before I had the ablation, but since my body feel much better. The only thing is that my hips feel a little wonky after my runs still, but that’s do to the relaxin still hanging around, probably.

The other thing probably due to relaxin is that I often have an ache deep in my pubic bone at night when I’m sleeping or if I’m laying down for a long time. I need to prop my legs on pillows in weird positions to keep it from hurting. I always had this issue during the last months of pregnancy and for 6 months or so after having my babies. It’s called osteitis pubis. ย It’s bothered me after running race or hard workouts within a year after giving birth, but seems to generally just be an annoyance and I can manage it with the pillows or with frozen peas down my pants if it’s particularly bad.

I also mustered up the guts to weight myself and I’m finally down a little! I’m at 145! Woohoo! If this postpartum period is anything like the other two, this should mean that I will slowly start shedding this weight. I hope so! But I will be sure to keep my expectations low so I don’t get bummed out if the weight lingers longer.

Can you tell I've lost two pounds? Yeah me neither!
Can you tell I’ve lost two pounds? Yeah me neither!

Here’s what I did this week:

Mon: Off

Tue: 7 miles on the treadmill ย (avg 9:04)

Wed: 5 with the double BOB outside! (no watch)

Thu: 7 on the treadmill (avg 8:55)

Fri: 8 on the treadmill (avg 8:45)

Sat: 7 on the roads alone with no watch

Sun: 10.34 on the treadmill (avg 8:42)

Total: 44.34

To see how the training week went for all our bloggers, check out our training logs!

Salty Running boss and mother of 3 little ones with PRs of 3:10:15 (26.2), 1:25:59 (13.1) and 18:15 (5k). I love to write about running culture, mental training, and fitting in a serious running habit with the rest of a busy life.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing your postpartum running. I have a 5 week old, so it has been fun comparing training logs. I have also had a lot of problems with an achy pubic bone with both of my pregnancies and postpartum. I found that strengthening my core really helps. I do the Jay Johnson circuits (you can find them on you tube or Running Times) 3-4 days a week along with some extra abs. These PT exercises have really helped a lot too.

    1. Thanks so much, Kara! And congrats on your new bundle ๐Ÿ™‚ I am amazed you find time to do all these strengthening exercises! I barely have time to minimal core or at least I feel that way. Maybe once the baby starts sleeping better I’ll have more time. Thanks so much for sharing these PT exercises!!

    2. Jay Johnson is my coach in Boulder! He will be excited to know that you are following his exercises. He prescribes these to us and his professional runners too!