Ok, so it’s actually Canadian Thanksgiving today for those that may be thinking that it’s National Tofurkey day or something (not that I’d be surprised if there was).
It’s a beautiful day here in the Prairies so much time will be spent outdoors soaking it up before we become winter slugs, too afraid to go outside for fear of freezing to death. It’s also been a great weekend with family, including some out of town family that I don’t get to see nearly often enough. Heck, just having real, adult conversation has been a breath of fresh air for me.
I’m now 5 weeks postpartum which means that technically, I can start exercising again in about a week. Because I procrastinated in making my follow up appointment with my doctor, I can’t get in until I’m 8 weeks postpartum. Whoops. I have to say that I’m feeling really, really good physically. I’m still not ready to run. Well…mentally, I’m DYING not to be out there on these beautiful fall days. Physically, I want to be conservative so I don’t get hurt or take a few steps back in the overall recovery so I’m going to wait until I see my doctor before I slap on my gear (which may, or may not fit…we shall see).
What I plan to do, is to keep walking when I can and starting with some gentle exercise to remind my body what it’s like to move/workout without a big belly in the way. I’m not 100% sure what that’s going to look like just yet but we shall see.
I have a question for the running coaches/guru’s out there: What’s the best type of program for me to follow to get my running legs back. Keeping in mind that other than the run/waddle routine I was doing during pregnancy (not really going more than 2-3 miles at a time) I haven’t been logging a lot of miles since last summer when I got injured (which left me unable to run until I was already into my pregnancy). I was thinking something C25Kish but is there anything better that I can do that will help me get my legs back without killing me from either boredom or humble pie at how hard the first few weeks are likely to be. Educate me please!!