My first run in almost 2 months.
I had my Garmin GPS running watch on, my iPod clipped to my running shorts, and my running shoes on. I felt like I was meeting with an old friend.
I decided to take it really easy, since I wasn't sure how I would feel. I have been teaching my weekly class at the Y, as well as trying Muscle Pump with really light weights. I would usually go home, shower, and take a long nap out of sheer exhaustion. I just haven't had the energy to try running yet. But I have been feeling much better this last week.
The 12-minute pace I kept felt very slow when I looked at my watch. But it felt really good for my body, so I stayed there.
A 60+ year old man passed me on the rail trail. He looked at me, recognized me from the Y, and yelled, "Well, this is a first for me!"
I just swallowed my pride and yelled back, "You're looking strong! Keep it up!"
Either way, those 3 miles still felt pretty amazing. It is good to be back!
Did your pace slow down significantly with pregnancy? Like 3-4 minutes per mile?