I went for a run today :). Yesterday the doctor gave me the all-clear to start running again, which was great news! Even though it was a brisk 31 degrees out, I was still excited to lace up my sneaks and go for a jog.
Headed to the park because it’s nice and flat! No way I was tackling hills during my running re-debut.
I had no goals for this workout and didn’t look at my Garmin once. Even though I wanted to sprint in excitement for the first mile I took it nice and easy. After four miles I still felt good, so I tacked on another half for good measure!
At the end of the run I was surprised that my pace wasn’t slower and that I felt like I could keep going. I guess the combo of “fake running,” swimming, spinning, and walking helped keep my cardio levels up, and the baby bump didn’t drag me down too much (yet)! I don’t imagine I’ll be a speed or distance demon as I head into my third trimester, but that’s okay. Just feeling very grateful to get outside and run again.
I hope you liked this overload of running photos! Though it’s been fun to mix things up on the blog over the past eight weeks, it feels good to get back into my usual groove, at least for now. Stay tuned for more!
And stay warm out there!
- Longest you’ve ever gone without running (8 weeks is my new max!)
- Pregnant people/mommas: Did you run in your third trimester?
- Winter running hat recommendations? I don’t think my ear warmer is going to cut it this season.