Monday, April 23, 2012

Mondays in Love: Recovery, Baby Love

I'm going to come out and say what no one ever says: child birth is violent. Beautiful and violent. Recovery is easier when the delivery goes more smoothly, yes, but it's hard no matter what. There are the immediate physical issues to get through and the longer-term road to weight loss. This past week I have been thankful for progress made along my path to recovery and getting to spend lots of time cuddling my amazing baby boy.


Being a runner has served me well. Being in the habit of running 3-4 times per week has translated into getting outside for walks as often as the weather allows. I've walked as many of my errands in the past week as was possible--to our corner grocery store, to the post office, bank, and to lunch. We also took a short family walk this weekend. Each walk has been about 1 mile or less and I have felt great about each one. I haven't been keeping track of distance but plan to start. It's what I'm capable of right now and I'm claiming it!

Finally, congrats to Marla, who won the Baby Pool! 

8 comments:

Run Jess Run said...

Your little guy is absolutely adorable!

Damaris said...

what a perfect picture, Joanna! he really is handsome ::swoon:: so glad you're recovering well. the IL half is this weekend p please send me some of your good juju. it's been 2 years since my last race ;)

Neophyte TriDuRun said...

Absolutely adorable!! I miss those times as my little Jack is now 3!!

MJ said...

Glad to hear you have been able to get out for some walks. Given that I was also 5 days off on the little man's birth, I'm not sure that really qualifies as a winner in the baby pool.

Elle said...

Absolutely beautiful. So glad you are doing well and getting out.

Suz and Allan said...

Sounds like your recovery is going really well!

Black Knight said...

I am glad that you are doing well and you walk often.
I cannot wait for reading the report of your next race.
Your baby is adorable.

Marlene said...

It sounds like runners have a huge advantage when it comes to post-partum recovery and getting back in shape. You will be pounding out miles around that track again in no time.

GOSH he is cute!!!