3 Months Later
Today marks 3 months since baby R graced us with her presence. So many amazing moments, so much learned so far, and today the crowning moment…she giggled! Ok, she giggled once a week and a half ago but I think she surprised herself and only did it for a few seconds…this was REAL. 😀
I survived the first 6 weeks with no running. This was my intention. If training for long distance races has taught me anything, it’s that you can start from the beginning again – so I let my body heal and didn’t push it. Luckily I didn’t feel too ancy. I walked, danced, carried, and bounced so I was still getting plenty of movement. 😉 I began running again, 2 miles at a time, and found ways to cope with the new and improved body and extra weight…two bras + post partum support band = feeling like my old self (just don’t check out my shadow). I’m just doing it for fun and to feel it out for now, but I signed up for the Ottawa Half Marathon the day registration began. It feels so great to have a goal race!
The real reason I’m inspired to blog again is because of a facebook bud – 2 months post c-sec TWINS, and dealing with PPD – who went to the Big Sur Half Marathon Expo, registered, and will be racing tomorrow. BAM! She’s my hero. So I checked out the Big Sur website. The marathon race keeps coming up in my life, so I decided to take a look at the course and the way it rolls. I’m putting it on the Bucket List! What an incredible looking course, challenging, and I’m sure filled with incredible scenery.
My Marathon Bucket List so far consists of the Fall Colors Marathon (this year hopefully!), the Ottawa Marathon (both should be “easy” to do, in my hometown), Twin Cities (with family!), Calgary (also where family lives), Boston, and now Big Sur. The plan is to have one more little one at some point so I won’t expect these races to happen on a specific timeline. Having the goal races is like planning a vacation when you’re stressed at work – even if you never actually get there in the future, it helps you today to dream!