July 6, 2012 by Amy B
My “I’m lame but I’ll go out and do this workout anyway” mileage used to be three miles. Lately, all I can muster is two without completely falling apart.
I swear it did not take me this long to get back into running form after my first kid. Then again, I didn’t start any serious activity until almost a year after she was born. Nevertheless, it’s been almost three months. I didn’t think it would still feel this awful. And it does. It feels AWFUL.
Like my entire body is resisting the motion of running.
Scott said he heard a Gallowayism that says it takes a few weeks after a layoff for your joints and muscles to remember how to do this again. It’s been longer than that for me, though I haven’t had more than a few runs per week since I started back at this (I think my first run was at 5 wks postpartum).
Just keep keeping at it, I suppose.