Last week was a great one in terms of workouts. I told myself I needed to run 3x during the course of the week, which sounds easy considering I used to workout twice daily several times a week and run about 5x, but the whole baby thing throws a wrench into that old lifestyle. Anywho, 3 runs - I did it!
Monday - 15 min run/walk (alternating 1 minute running & :30 walking) + naptime upper body work (Sarah Fit arm & upper body workouts)
Tuesday - p.m. yoga stretch + handstand work (Just had to see if my body still remembered how to do that. Thankfully, it does and not too terribly.)
Wednesday - 24 min run/walk (alternating 1-2 minutes running & :30 walking) + 3 mile stroller walk
Thursday - 20 minute naptime yoga + quick strength session
Friday - 3 mile stroller walk + 10 min yoga
Saturday - 27 min run/walk (alternating 2-3 minutes running & :30 walking) Wahoo! Progress! + 15 min walking warm up and cool down
This run was especially awesome because I made a point to ask the manfriend to watch Henry so I could drive to the river and run. These days all of my runs are done around the neighborhood, which frankly gets really boring and doesn't feed my soul the way running along the river or on a trail does.
Sunday - rest (worked at the running store)
How I Felt
The pelvis still feels weird. Like it's a bit loose and the muscles supporting it are weak. Every two minutes of running feels hard and makes me think getting back to those double digit runs is going to be no joke.
This week I had to remind myself that it's okay to ask for time for me. While taking care of Henry is currently my main "job," I need opportunities to clear my head and do something for my own well being too.
A few Sundays ago, I told the manfriend around 5:00 p.m. that I needed to get out of the house for a little bike ride. While I felt guilty doing it, I so needed it. And 35 minutes of cruising down the bike path with a podcast playing had me feeling refreshed and happy, even if I did return home to a screaming, hungry baby.
I also had days this week where I just kept eating non stop. Nursing + exercise really requires a lot of extra calories, so I fueled as necessary. It was a good reminder that I should work on upping the size of my meals so I'm not snacking on granola bars, cereal, and tortilla chips to feed the hunger monster.
How is your week going? Best thing you did for yourself last week?