One of my new years resolutions is to run a half marathon. I'm on track to run one at the end of June and possibly one at the beginning of June.
I ran through my pregnancy until the pain caused me to only walk and then to stop all together. It felt really good to be 6 months pregnant and running 3-4 miles a day. But that was in July and I haven't ran since. Until last week.
I can't believe how out of shape I am! I mean... having to be put on bed rest and then having a C-Section will put you out of commission for a while I guess... but seriously, this is ridiculous.
This is what I'm doing for now. I go for half an hour and try to get further each time in that amount of time. If, for some reason I don't even get 2 miles in that amount of time (which is what happened the first two times) I will go until I get to the 2 mile mark. I went 32 minutes and hit 2 miles. But the last time I ran I went 2.2 miles in 30 minutes. So it's better! Not to mention the 10 (literally) times I ran up the stairs and into Naomi's room because she was screaming during her nap.
I don't run the entire time (yeah right - OUT OF SHAPE, remember?). I try to not walk below a 3.5 on the treadmill and do intervals of the walking and then running at a 5.8-6 for a few minutes. I've gone 3 minutes at a 6 so far and each time I try to go for 30 seconds longer.
My goal is to get to 3 miles in 30 minutes by the end of February. It's very hard to get myself back into shape. And it's not been fun to get on the scale and see that I've only lost half a pound when before without exercising at all I was losing a pound a week. But, knowing what I know about the body and exercise I am retaining more water. So, that goes up on the scale.
If in 2 weeks I'm not back on track to losing a pound or more a week I'll be sad! Especially since I finished off my chocolate and have stopped eating that. And I'm eating better because I'm making dinner.
Another goal? To be within 5 pounds of my pre pregnancy weight by my 3 year anniversary. Holy cow... 3 years. It's in less than 3 months. Crazy. 10 pounds in 3 months is VERY do-able.