Hi guys...I haven't posted since I had the baby because my life seems to be out of control right now with three kids. How do you mommies do it? I have been feeling pretty good physically and seemed to heal rather quickly so I tried running at three weeks postpartum, bad idea. I could feel pain in my pubic bone...the same pain I felt running at 30 weeks. I was only able to get 1/2 mile before I had to stop it hurt too bad. So I figured I would give it another week and before I knew it I was at my six week mark. Second attempt at running at six weeks was much better but I can still feel it in my pubic bone, and the rest of my body felt like an old lady. It took me 11 minutes to run one mile and I was done for the day. It felt good to get out but also very discouraging to feel so out of it. My mind is wanting one thing but my body is not responding.
I figured I would share with you my five biggest challenges trying to get back into running after having a baby with the hopes that you will have some great advise for me...
#1 It is hard to plan a set time in the morning to run because I never know when the baby will wake up and need to eat (the joys of a nursing mom). If I don't go in the morning there is no way I will fit it in later.
#2 I am so overwhelmed with my kids that it is hard to focus on anything else. I figure it is a good day if my kids are dressed and fed let alone fitting a run in.
#3 I am so busy and stressed out that I haven't been eating well, which makes me feel like crap, which makes me want to eat more unhealthy food or not at all. I have been eating way too many carbs...what ever is fast and easy.
#4 I am living in a foreign body. I feel gross with this extra 20 pounds...I am being very impatient with wanting it gone fast. This heavier body doesn't want to do what my mind wants it to do.
#5 I have no motivation!
I have a race in three weeks so I need to figure something out pretty fast. Help!