|6 weeks post baby|
As soon as we brought Abby home from the hospital, I began moving right away. The first couple of weeks were just walking and strolling Abby around the neighborhood. The first couple of days were tough and I thought I would drop at only half a mile. How quickly that all changed.
Around 3 weeks postpartum, I had to visit my doctor for a checkup and he gave me permission at that time to begin running as soon as I hit 4 weeks, and he said to start slowly. Well, any of you reading that really know me, know that I jump in head first and am head strong so I had a plan already. I have really missed running, so the first day I laced up the trainers...I was off.
|Running in my Pearl Izumi ISO Transitions|
I also started cycling at 5 weeks postpartum and boy was I super proud to finally get into my Rev3 Team Cycling Kit. It was one of my postpartum goals to squeeze back into the Lycra ;) So, I hopped on the bike I thought surely it would hurt a little, (oh, how I feared the saddle) but again surprisingly enough, none of it really hurt. I was pleased to see that I still have the endurance, but I obviously have lost a lot of cycling strength and will be working to get that back each session now. Oh, how good it feels to be back out on the road. The fall weather has made it even more enjoyable, so I am loving cycling at the moment!!
|Autumn Sunset. What a nice view for the end of my ride|
So, what is my schedule for next season? I would like to do a race called Frosty 50 in January. I plan to do the 25k so long as I get in good quality run training between now and then.
I will likely do a some other run races here and there for fun through the winter but come Jan/Feb back in full blown tri training. So far I am planning Rev3 races...Quassy, Williamsburg, Anderson and FL for 2013. Check out rev3tri.com for more info on these races. I can't wait to finally wear my Rev3 kit and do these!! I will also be doing Ironman Louisville again and possibly Arizona. Rich will have a crazy busy race schedule as well, so it will definitely be interesting.
Obviously kiddos and family comes first and foremost, training comes second, and that's how we roll. Sometimes training sessions will be missed, and that's ok, but we always manage because we are a team and for that I am thankful.
|A smile and a wave from Abby! 7 weeks old :)|