|Is it too early to get Avery fitted for running shoes?|
I feed the baby that last time Friday night from 4-5am. Fell back asleep. Woke up at 6am. The group starts the runs at 6:30am and the location is about 20 minutes from my house. DANG IT. I ran around trying to get myself out the door and called Sarah to say - "I'm coming, I may be late, but I'm coming!"
I was a hot mess. I forgot my fuel belt and my asthma inhaler - not good with the 100% humidity and fog we wound up running in - BUT, I remembered my Garmin and post-run chocolate milk. Priorities. :D
I was a delirious crazy woman when I got there. It was so awesome seeing all my friends and being there for a run that I got so emotional. I'm sure I'm also still hormonal, which didn't help. The funniest part was saying - I sure hope Avery is willing to drink from a bottle, otherwise Mark is in for a long morning!
I ran with Mollie and Sarah, who said they'd be going a slower pace, so as not to push myself too hard despite the adrenaline from being out again....I mean I did give birth 2.5 weeks ago, right? It was AWESOME. At 1 mile out, I didn't want to leave Mollie and Sarah - but my body was happy to turn around. I walked decent amounts of that 2nd mile, but - in my defense - I ran faster when I was running.
I didn't stretch afterwards because I was anxious to get home to Avery. As a result, I was stiff getting out of the car. Honestly, I may have been more stiff than after my half-marathon last Fall!
2 miles. 30 minutes and 46 seconds. Not good time, but not terrible considering I haven't run since May...and recently gave birth. LOL.
I cannot say this enough - LOVED, LOVED, LOVED seeing all my running friends again. LOVED IT!
My new goal - be in good enough shape to run the Oktoberfest Meiler Veir on Sept 23rd. It's a 4 mile race with a medal...and a Schmidt's cream puff for the finishers. That's my kind of race! I live in Columbus, and have never had one of these. Blasphemy. I WILL RUN THIS RACE! :D
|Schmidt's Cream Puffs - Picture from the web.|