So back on Labor Day (a while ago)...I ran a 5k! I like to give myself a goal after I have my babies, so I thought a 5k three months after by last little one was a good one. (I ease back into running). My goal was to do 9:00 miles and I ended up averaging 8:52...definitely not a PR but pretty good for three months postpartum I thought. :)
Here I am with my matted hair in all my sweatiness and no makeup after the race. Aren't I beautiful? It was so cute because my husband was waiting with the kids near the finish line to cheer me on. When my little boy saw me pass by, he ran right out after me and started chasing me down. It was really cute. I think he definitely has some future runner potential.
So after doing the 5k, I was hoping to continue building up my times and distances and get back to more of my usual long distance running. But then I had a crummy injury...I locked my SI joint! Have any of you other mommies had experience with that? It has now happened to me twice...after each baby. I know it can be a common injury with female runners...especially after having a baby. I have gone to a physical therapist a few times, and I've been doing some exercises to get it back to normal. I did yoga and other things this time around, hoping it wouldn't happen but it still did.
Any of my fellow running mommies experienced the same problems? How do you deal with injuries and getting back into running? Let me know if you have any advice.