So, after my adrenaline filled jog with MiT on Saturday, I tried to do a solo run at home on Tuesday before Mark left for work. I woke up, fed the baby. Realized I was dehydrated, but also realized I only had about 40 minutes before Mark had to leave for work. So, I grabbed my Nathan hand-held water bottle and went out the door.
Other than hydration - this time I did everything right. I used my asthma inhaler, I fired up my Garmin and tuned in to my ipod. Nonetheless - it was not a good run. It felt like runs felt when I first started running - which tells me that I've lost even more cardio-conditioning than I care to admit. I ran a bit...had to walk....ran a bit more....had to walk. Now, part of the problem was that I was going really quick (compared to my pregnant runs) on the running part - I'm talking 10 to 10:30 min/miles. To compensate, I walked rather slow when I walked - about 19 to 20 min/miles. For a beautiful average of around 15:30 min/miles. UGH.
To add insult - my legs (calves) cramped ceaselessly due to my lack of hydration. Stupid, stupid, stupid. And later that day - I spotted again. (I'd finally stopped spotting post-birth). Boo. Boo. Boo. The next couple of days are air quality alert days - so no outdoor running for me.
I was supposed to start back into strength-training today with my trainer in the evening, but he canceled on me and kept sending me text messages about training in the morning...despite my clear indication that I needed a time when Mark would be home to be with the NEWBORN. He doesn't have kids - and doesn't understand why I won't just get a babysitter. Because I shouldn't HAVE to. As much as I've loved my trainer and had intended to move in-house with him when my contract with the gym is up - I will most likely be asking the gym about training with someone else if we can't work something out....because who can leave this face?
On the positive side - my Amphipod hydration belt arrived today - I can't wait to try it and will post a review when I've done so.
I also have stumbled into the Emerald City Quarter Marathon this weekend. I ran the 1st Emerald City Quarter last year and loved this race! I'd been bummed that my due date was such that I wouldn't be able to do this race. Now, I'm going to walk/run it so that I can say I've participated in every Emerald City race. Hehehe. It looks like the weather will not be nearly as nice this year - but I still can't wait - the medal looks awesome!
Until the next mile...