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?


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!