June 2, 2012 by Amy B
Running is hard after taking a six month break to have a baby.
Every step feels like you’re fighting my body. Strides are awkward. My legs feel like they’re made of lead, encased in blubber. And my arms? What the hell am I supposed to do with my arms again?
This is my third “real” run since giving birth seven weeks ago. I’ve been incorporating some walking, just so I don’t overdo it too quickly. Surprisingly (and rather sad, really), my overall pace isn’t too much slower with the walking than without it. My first mile I ran the entire way for a time of 11:07. 11:48 average the rest of the way? I’m not proud of it, but at this point I know it’s more important that I’m out there.
Sometimes you’ve just got to keep your legs moving.
Current wt: 146.6 lb (ouch). I would like to get down to 125, before marathon day (Oct 2, 2012).