first run

11 Nov

 

Aurelia was three weeks old this past Wednesday.  And it sleeted/snowed.  And I went for my first run in three months.  2.3 miles. Slow as dirt.  Felt just like freedom…except for the last quarter mile or so, which felt like my uterus might prolapse, so I switched my trot to a shuffle/walk.

Post-run, feeling/looking a little like a drowned rat, but happy to be rediscovering long lost muscle groups:

One kind of great thing about running in the frigid weather postpartum is that I’m still riding the wave of all those hormones warming me up without any of that pesky pedal edema that plagued me during pregnancy.

 

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11 Responses to “first run”

  1. Kristen November 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    Looking strong, mama!

  2. kathleen November 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    badass strong woman as always 🙂 i’ll let you know when i take my first run… (sans baby or med school anything nearly as impressive as what you’re juggling)

  3. phantomdiver November 11, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    I don’t believe it. You look WAY too good to be three weeks postpartum!

    • annaojesus December 4, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

      such an encouraging sweetheart, thank you!

  4. ericrosoff November 11, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    great pictures.

  5. Leslie November 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    wow, I’m in awe — you are a super woman!!!!

    • annaojesus December 4, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

      haha, thank you–only because i’m lucky to have wonderful support. love you!

  6. jackiejoan November 12, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    LOVE the photos. Huge smiles coming to you from Boston. You look great!!

    • annaojesus December 4, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

      LOVE you, cannot wait for Aurelia to meet you!

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