Annie’s Post-Baby Workout Plan

BURPEESI can’t believe I’m saying this but we will be at the hospital¬†tonight to be induced! I was diagnosed with mild preeclampsia this week and, since today we are at 37 weeks / full term, they decided that I am to be induced to prevent the condition from becoming worse. Thankfully, he is doing perfectly fine. It’s just a problem with mama!

When I was in for my appointment, I did ask the doctor if any of this could have been prevented if I hadn’t gained as much weight as I had. Her answer was a definitive “no”, which made me feel less guilty about how horrible I’ve been eating but also didn’t give me any comfort because it’s frustrating to know this is something I can’t help. Regardless of the preeclampsia, I gained entirely too much weight for my size. I’m so curious to see how big he will be and how much weight will come off immediately since a lot is actual water weight. I’ve been so antsy the past few months and have really missed my workouts and runs so I’ve been planning out my ideal workout routine and goals to help me get back into it!

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Running Lessons: Komen Race for the Cure 5k

photo2I did it! I crossed the finish line of my first race, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. I walked only a few times along the way, mostly to catch my breath after a hill, but I still managed to come in under 35 minutes. I was so out of my element running the race that I did not expect to have a good run but I’m really proud of my time and I feel pretty good about how the race went. With my 10k coming up next week, I’m still nervous about completing that but I hope my training this week prepares me enough.

It’s so hard to know how your run will go until you do it. Preparation is definitely key but I’ve learned to expect and accept the bad days along the way. When I was first starting training with the 5K Runner app, I was a total newbie and, like any other newbie, you learn your lessons early on. I’d get so discouraged if I had a bad day and wonder what I had done wrong. I’d curse myself for eating that cookie at lunch 6 hours(!) before my run or not getting enough sleep the night before. While there are definitely factors you should try to control that can negatively effect your workouts, you have to expect the bad days.¬† So now that I’ve done my first race, I thought I’d share some lessons I’ve learned and other random thoughts.

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