Sunday, September 6, 2009

Weight, Running and of course GO GATORS!

Hey guys,

I love that my husband has off on Monday, it means that I will be able to get some work done with little Mimi having daddy to play with too!

So this weekend marks two firsts--It was the first time I have gone running since I was 5 months pregnant, and it was my first Gators Game! I have been a season ticket holder for the last two years, but sold my tickets to a coworker who wasn't able to get a season pass. This year I got a season pass for me and I was able to take a copy of my marriage license to the ticket office and get a season pass for my husband as well. So Saturday was the opening game. My friend Dana offered to watch Mimi for us. I was nervous--and not nervous that Dana wouldn't be a good sitter, I was nervous FOR Dana, because Mimi turns into "Mimi the Miserable" around 8pm until she finally goes to bed between 10 and 11pm, and the game was at 7pm (about a 3 hour game). So I warned Dana of the appearance of "Mimi the Miserable," but she assured me she had seen worse. So we dropped Mimi off at 5:30 armed with a bouncy seat, bottles, clothes, blankets, diaper, wipes, etc etc...gosh kids have so much crap! We actually left the game early (after 1/2 time) because we were beating poor Charleston Southern 43 to 3, we grabbed a snack on our way back to Dana's and were there by about 10pm. Dana and her boyfriend looked a little frazzled, and really happy to see we were there to take Mimi the Miserable home I think! We'll see if Dana ever offers to babysit again! lol.

So, the other first...Saturday afternoon I found dug out the ol' running garb, grabbed a liter of water and some sunscreen and I hit the track near my house. Before I give you the details of my very short run, please remember that I just had a baby 7 weeks ago and haven't run since I was 5 months preggo. I set our to run 2 miles, which I thought might ease me back into the sport that I love but my body hates. Well let's just say I ran 1 mile (in 14:25 holy crap that's horribe) and it started to sprinkle. My joints ached, my chest ached (not to self bring inhaler next time), and I decided to throw in the towel. Some observations from my post-preggo run: Need a tighter sports bra and should definitely use the pump right before I run, need some new running shoes with some more cushion (my joints ached), and finally, even though i'm only 8lbs away from my pre-preggo weight, my body is far from my pre-preggo body! Before I fell pregnant (by the way I hate that expression, it makes pregnancy sound like an illness)I was actively trying (and succeeding) at losing weight. I have been overweight for awhile and had managed to lose 45 lbs in the 10 months leading up to our wedding. Shortly after we were married I became pregnant. I had been taking a combination cardio/weight training class 3 nights a week, plus running. I managed to keep this up until I was 5 months pregnant and got bronchitis and then asthma. Overall I gained 31 lbs in my pregnancy. When I was running I felt things "jiggling" I guess you would say, that never "jiggled" before. That in combination with the nice porn star boobs you get from breastfeeding, made the run feel a little funny. But, overall I feel really inspired to get back up to running my 2-3 miles 3 times a week, and eventually adding back in some weights too. I continue to lose the weight, about 1 or 2 lbs a week and I'm trying to eat healthy. Today I am letting my body rest (since I ran one mile then we walked a total of 3 miles to the stadium and back yesterdy), and tomorrow I'm going to put the shoes and sports braS back on and give it another go!

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