I am so excited about it too, I almost feel the way I did the day I got my license, or graduated high school, or college.... you know the feeling.. Butterflies in your stomach, a bit of anxiety, overall sense of accomplishment.
I had not been running for a long time, since shortly after E was born I tried it and noticed a DRASTIC drop in my milk supply, so my doctor recommended I waited a bit and tried again, and so i did, and the same thing happened, it was very depressing.
So after that I figured I would wait a long time, as long as I could stand while nursing and then try again.. well that brought us to last week.
I wasn't sure how it would go, I have not ran in such a while, but I got ready anyway.
I was so excited I got geared up like I was headed to a race, running shorts,
carb loading, UA headband, running sunnies, whicking socks, body glide, and the jogging stroller... or yea and the baby!
I was about to grab the fuel belt but hubs reminded me that i have not done this for a long time I really shouldn't expect to be running long enough to need a fuel belt.
So we headed out, hit the trail, and I was off.. and loving it... just a few strides into it and I felt a huge runners high.. for those who run you know exactly what I mean.. I had to slow myself down a bit.. as my mind and legs were very ready to just go with it.. my lungs felt the need for a bit of fight.
we did a 2 mile run which included a
trek up Kilimanjaro pretty decent hill. I was on cloud 9, I missed this so much.
Turns out E is a runnin baby... well as much a she can be.. she loved the jogging stroller, and the trail, and the wildlife...
Of course I could feel those two miles in my
back, butt, shoulders, calves but it was a good hurt.. not enough to need an ice bath, or the stick or anything.. but enough that I knew I had just ran a bit.
Sure enough we headed right back out the next day, did the same trail, enjoyed it just as much, if not more.
then the rain came in.. booo
I am so ready to get out there again, I have missed this!
Yes my supply does notice that I'm running, however I nurse/pump right before I run, and give E a bottle that night and just pump since Im down in volume, I also chug some gatorade and push lots of water, and increase my calories a bit.
I'm wondering if I could make it into the BWC race which is the country's second oldest all womens race... however its only about 5 weeks away? Its also one of the few races that allows jogging strollers... hmmmm maybe?
Last time I ran the BWC
Runner all the way on the Left w/sunnies on
Ready to trade in my mom hips for the above runner body I used to have too !!!!!!!!