I just completed the Mississauga Half Marathon on May 16th, 5 months postpartum. What a great race! I ran as I had trained and intended to run- RPE 14 (moderate effort), relaxed and smiling with a strong finish. My time was 02:05:59, a perfect 6 minute/km, which I know is my "happy" speed :) I am very pleased with my performance and proud of myself for achieving such an amazing postpartum goal.
What is YOUR postpartum goal? What is YOUR fitness goal? There are NO excuses! Just get it done!
My goal for this summer is to continue fitness running with my kids- Jenny on her bike and Seth in the stroller. It will be a great activity to keep us active and busy during the summer vacation- running to a playground, having a picnic/play, then riding home. I would like to work up to 10K distances with the kids. Fitness IS a family affair and the more we can do together, the more successful we will be!
I ran a 8K recovery run last night with my dog, who sadly at 11 years old is no longer able to do more than 5K-we had to walk at the end. This is the end of an era, as Lumpy has logged many many kms with me over the past 11 years. As this chapter closes I am sad to see it end but am excited for this next chapter of family running with my children. Seth has another month or so before I can safely run with him so I will continue my solo runs for now, and by the time Jenny is finished school we'll all be ready to hit the streets together!
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