Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Long Road Back

I was reminded the other day by a friend that it took 9 months to bake my baby and it was going to take 9 months to get my body and my running back.  I was really reminded of this when I stepped on the track last night.  I have a plan to try to PR in the half marathon this fall.  I thought this would be a slam dunk - pregnancy hormones are going to carry me there.  What I didn't bank on is how hard it was going to be to actually get back into shape.  The plan started today...

1 mile warm up
12 X 400 at 1:29
1 mile cool down

I knew I was going to struggle.  Dave gave me a pep talk - don't give up.  Just keep going no matter the pace.  The pace was hard, although I wasn't that far off.  What was hard was the energy level.  I just don't have it yet.  By midway in this workout I was toast and I called it a day.

1. 1:31
2. 1:29
3. 1:31
4. 1:31
5. 1:32
6. 1:32

It's going to be a long road back to where I was before I got pregnant.  I wish it was going to be easy, but it's not.  I still have some weight to lose.  I have some inches to lose.  I have some speed to get back.  But, I'm going to keep at it and hopefully it will all come back.


Betsy said...

You also have an adorable blue eyes baby that hopefully you wouldn't trade for all the speed in the world! You'll come back, no doubt!

Anne said...

How much of a break do you take between intervals? Active recovery walking?