The day has come! I am 6 weeks post-partum which means....Training for Savannah Rock n' Roll begins!
I must be honest. I was very nervous for today. I have run 4 times since Evan's birthday. My first run was at Alexander Park and I ran 1 time around, about 1.5 miles....so hard! My second run was around where I live...it was 2.65 miles and it went great...slow...but great! Run 3 was horrible! I mapped out another run around where I live and did not think about elevation....yikes! I walked quite a bit of this run because it was so hilly. My fourth run was at Tribble Mill Park and was about 2.8 miles. My sister and I walk/ran around the park's trail. Hills I had to walk up, but it overall was a good run. I also went to my 6 week check up today. I weighed in at 180lb...oh dear! This is 16lbs down from birth day, but 40lbs from where I would like to be and 30lbs from where I probably will be. So far to go and I was a little down after the appointment, even though I got the okay and everything checked out great!
So, needless to say, I was nervous today after having to walk so much during my last 2 runs amd carrying so much extra weight. To my surprise, the run was great!!!! Zach and I mapped out 3 miles from our house up Braselton Hwy. Zach ran first and then I picked him up at our 3 mile mark and I ran home. This works perfect for us because neither of us like running with a stroller.
My legs were so much lighter today. I really tried to move my arms more and actually pick up my feet...I tend to drag. Music is always a must and a positive attitude. I had many pep talks with myself! And I ran the entire 3.1 miles!!! Big Accomplishment!
During our training until race day....November 5th....I am going to document each run, times, maps and hopefully a picture of myself before the run and weigh in. I want to see my progress!