July 7, 2012 by Amy B
So sore this morning, so getting out was a real challenge. According to my training schedule I am due for a 12 mile run today. [insert laugh track here]
I walked for one minute around 22:00 but trotted the rest of the way. I still feel really awful, but this is the least amount of walking I’ve done on the 5K loop. The weather was in the high 60s to low 70s, which was a little hot at the end, but a breeze in the beginning helped.
I don’t know if anyone out there is reading, but if you are a runner and a mom, I’m wondering: how long did it take postpartum for you to start feeling “normal” again? When Sophie was born, I sat on my ass for almost a year before attempting weight loss and serious exercise. I didn’t expect to be back to my best times right away, but I didn’t expect to feel this awful at 12 weeks.
Am I being unrealistic, or am I just old, beaten down and broken?