Tuesday, November 24, 2009

1st run post baby

It was a glorious day here in Corvallis today. Sun and 59 degrees is just too lovely to stay indoors in November! I packed Liam up in the car and found room for the dog too and drove over to Bald Hill for what was supposed to be a nice long 4+ mile walk. That was the plan anyway.

After about 1/2 mile the baby started fussing so I stopped at a bench and changed his diaper and gave him part of a bottle. He settled down so I put him back in the stroller and continued on into the glorious sun. 10 minutes later, baby was howling again. LOUD! So I stopped and gave him the rest of the bottle but that was not the answer. He started screaming when I took the empty bottle away. OK THEN!

The child does not appreciate a sunny day in November. Obviously. I turned around and started walking back to the car but his howls were so alarming I could hardly stand it. I wanted to stop at the bench again and nurse him but there was an old man sitting there glaring at me and I forgot to bring a blanket to cover myself so I would have had to whip out the boobie next to the old man with an attitude. I was really tempted to do it but the baby's cries were hurting my head so I did the only thing I could think to do: start running.

This is the first time I have run in over 10 months but I still remembered how to put one foot in front of the other. The only probably was my bouncing jelly belly, I had to hold it with one hand and push the stroller with the other while trying to keep the leashed dog with me and OH! Did I mention the baby was screaming all the while? What an awesome return to running!

I got back to the car and nursed the baby who looked at me calmly like there was never any fuss. I spent the rest of the afternoon napping on the couch with the baby. Who needs a sunny day outdoors?

Tomorrow I go the Dr for the 6 week check up and will hopefully get cleared to exercise again and start the comeback in earnest. Hopefully my next run goes better, it couldn't get worse could it?

2 comments:

MM said...

Hope you're able to start really running again. Have you decided on a race?

wonderwoman said...

You'll get you're come back going soon enough! 6 weeks went quickly!