Yes, this is a fitness blog. No, I haven’t posted anything fitness-related in a long time. Thanks to the three of you who have stuck around.
I currently have a total of eight saved, unfinished drafts in WordPress. There’s a snapshot of my brain for you.
So, anyways, the fitness update: YES, THERE IS AN ACTUAL UPDATE TO BE GIVEN! I’ve been maintaining some semblance of a weekly fitness routine. It’s not as frequent as I want, but it’s a start. I walk/ran a couple of 5Ks and then basically did nothing for a week straight. But since then, I’ve been able to run once per week for the last few weeks and also getting in one spin class each week.
I’ve also signed up for TWO spring races! I got into the Garry Bjorkland half marathon and I signed up for the Get in Gear 10K at the end of April. I’m waiting to sign up for any more, but I’m thinking they’ll be a five mile in March and a ten mile in April.
So the next couple of months will be all about base building. I’m going to fight the urge to throw in any speed workouts, etc. until I officially kick off ten mile training in February. With PT going so well, I don’t want to do anything stupid. Plus, we’ve been working on my feet because my plantar fasciitis issues have been creeping up again, so I’m being extra cautious.
A side note: I’ve found that the hardest thing for me when it comes to working out with an infant at home is just the sheer production it is to get out the door! Little C isn’t really on a predictable schedule yet (although he’s getting there), so working out in the mornings can be kind of a crap shoot. Then, I have to pump and choose my outfit carefully. Two bras, or one bra and a tank with built-in support is necessary these days, and I can’t forget nursing pads! Then, when my workout is over, unless I’m going to work, I have to prioritize what happens next: is baby hungry? If so, that’s obvi my priority. If not, do I shower? eat? I should stretch. And I might not get all of those things in before the baby DOES get hungry. So it’s a learning process, but it’s getting easier. And the husband has been wonderful about encouraging me to take the time to do whatever will make me feel best — which, right now, has been burning some calories!