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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Little Bit of a Set Back

Recovery from having a baby is unpredictable and hard! When you think you are all better, BAM! you take 2 steps back and have to take it easy again. It all started with the run on Saturday. Now 4 days later I am still having "problems" and having to just take it easy. I have been sick to my stomach, not really hungry at all, and other problems. I am 6 weeks postpartum and thought that I would be through with all the post baby stuff but nope! So here I rest because when I do too much it bites me in the butt! ARGH!

It is all worth it though, I love Collin, and I would go through this again to bring such a sweet angel into this world. It is just hard when you want to actually go running and chase after your toddler whom you also love very much. Balance is the key!


  1. Yep, patience is definitely a virtue when trying to get running again postpartum. I figured since I kept running through most of my pregnancy that it would be easy to start up again, but that has not been the case. The little guy is 9 months old and I'm just starting to feel good about everything: my energy levels, finding the time to run (he always wants to nurse during my usual run time), and getting my body back in shape. I've done a lot more walking than I planned on, but it is paying off. My endurance and speed are picking up again as I'm able to run more. So taking it easy and listening to your body is definitely the way to go, even when you really just want to get back to running :) Are you walking the Fourth of July 5k on Friday?

    1. Thanks Jen! It is so frustrating but I don't want to hurt my body in any way. And here I thought I had my patience under control since I am dealing with a 2 year old on a daily basis.

      I'm not doing the 5k this year. I thought it would be too early in general and hadn't planned on it. Even walking is hard on my body recovery wise. I feel like I'm in bed rest now. I will do it next year though. Love running through Forest Lakes! Are you running?

  2. Sorry to hear you are having problems bouncing back after baby and getting back into running but Collin is so cute!!! I'm sure when it's time your body will let you know it's ready :) Saying a prayer for you!

  3. Balance is absolutely the key. I think when we are active it is natural to want to get up and go, go, go but unfortunately.... or maybe fortunately? We MUST rest and relax sometimes, too!

    I'm glad I popped over from #sitsblogging and the facebook page, too.


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