First Post-Baby Run

I took up running in high school, but never loved it enough to make it my primary form of exercise. For me, it was more of a coping mechanism than anything else;  long before my disordered days, it was a way to pound the day away, clear my head, get an all-natural high.

I enjoyed it once I got going, but often dreaded the lead-up to a run. And so aside from some running spurts each fall and spring, I never really got into it. I admired my friends who run marathons and half-marathons and 10Ks and 5Ks, but never had any desire to challenge myself in that way.

Still, every now and then the urge to lace up my sneaks and zone out for a few miles would hit. Once I hit the 5-month mark in my pregnancy, I had to stop running, period. I’d always had a small bladder and a pregnant bladder–plus a growing belly–made running nothing short of impossible for me.

Though I’ve been back at the gym since Maya was six weeks old, I’d yet to run — mostly because of winter weather but also because I was still a little concerned about my C-section scar.

The opportunity to run came out of necessity Saturday morning. I wasn’t feeling well last week and barely worked out, so I really wanted to do something fitness-oriented Saturday morning.

We had a friend coming to visit at 9 and we were meeting another friend for brunch at 11:30 so I knew I wouldn’t have time for the gym (which, to my dismay, doesn’t open til 8 on Saturdays). So my husband had some snuggle time with Maya while I hit the pavement. (We don’t have a jogger but might invest in one).

Without a growing belly and the fear of jostling a teensy baby around, I was able to run pretty easily! (Guess my cardio fitness is still decent). I only did two miles, but it felt amazing–the cool, crisp air coursing through my lungs. I didn’t worry about needing a bathroom and enjoyed the art of running.

I still don’t see myself as a runner in the future, but it’s nice to know that I got back on the saddle and the ride wasn’t awful.



6 thoughts on “First Post-Baby Run

  1. That’s awesome!!! Can’t wait until I get back to it. I might be almost at my six-week mark, post c-section, but I too don’t feel quite ready to run. The incision is healing nicely as far as I can tell but it’s definitely still THERE…if that makes sense. So glad you got outside!

  2. You will soon enough! Yea, to be honest though my scar is awesome (that sounds weird) I still worry about the internal jostling and did feel a little funny even though I was technically given the green light for running. But it was lovely to be outside. Just ease back in (ha!) and you’ll do fine. Thinking of you!

  3. Thanks for posting this Lissa. This is meaningful to me in a different but kindof the same way. I stopped running because I couldn’t “control” myself enough to not over-do it, and because it became very dangerous for my back injuries. It has been….gosh maybe 2 years? I’m approaching wanting to move into it again. I don’t want to be a “runner,” but I’d like to be able to go out for a nice jog, enjoy the outdoors safely and mindfully. Thank you for sharing your running experience and moving me to keep praying and thinking on it in my own life.

  4. Коллеги , подскажите , кто знает или сталкивался.

    Есть желание купить колечко с бриллиантом массой более карата, но знаю , что это стоит безумных денег и мне не по карману.

    Но читала , что существуют облагороженные бриллианты, которые ничем не отличаются от обычных, но стоят меньше в

    два раза.

    Кто-нибудь вообще держал такие в руках, они правда красивы ?

  5. Ребята , посоветуйте , кто знает или сталкивался.

    Есть потребность приобрести подвеску с бриллиантом массой более карата, но понимаю , что это стоит очень дорого и мне не по карману.

    Но слышала , что есть облагороженные бриллианты, которые ничем не отличаются от обычных, но стоят меньше в

    три раза.

    Кто-нибудь вообще держал такие в руках, они правда прекрасны ?

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