Saturday, January 15, 2011

Am I starting from square one?

Confession: I really did think that one day, I'd have my husband watch my newborn son, put on my shoes, and run an easy 6 miles in slightly less than an hour.

Now that scenario may happen... but it's not happening anytime soon. He's 2 months old, and right now there's nothing "easy" about 6 miles. And I certainly couldn't finish them in less than an hour.

Today I ran 5 miles. And afterwards, had the runner tummy issues I previously only experienced after doing major long distance runs.

The concept of "muscle memory" seems to apply to spin class, the elliptical and just about everything BUT running. Sigh...


  1. Hang in there, it will come. Adding a child to the family is not exactly easy! Fatigue affects my running more than anything. And a two month old can be exhausting on it's own. Add in two bigger kids and you have a recipe for tired. Just keep moving...

  2. Thanks, Kristen! I guess I'm not used to factoring in fatigue. There's fatique from over-training, but that's no match for the fatigue from under-sleeping!!