Monday, June 7, 2010

Uphill Climb

2009 I did not do much physical activity to speak of.

The beginning of the year I was still nursing and pregnant. At the end of the day, there just wasn't much energy left over. Then the doctors advised against any strenuous activity after our miscarriage. I was pregnant not long after that and with all the issues I had while I was pregnant with Elyana, there was only about a 2 month window that I was not on some form of activity restriction.

Basically, we had a whole lot of muscle atrophy going on.

Before I continue any further, let me first clarify that this little girl would be worth a lifetime of activity restriction.

Now, this mama has got to get back into shape. I can't be out of breath when I go up our stairs or when I swim a few laps. lame.
The first time I actually ran post-baby everything jiggled. EVERYTHING. Also, there was an insane amount of itching. I think my body was going into circulation shock because it had not had that kind of circulation flowing in so long. I had to literally stop running because I was really close to "death by itching." Not possible you say? It could have been possible that day.
I think I really thought that after a month of regular exercise that we would be back in business. Back to the glory days of a "runners high.' Body parts headede back to normal. Not so much.
We are the cusp of 5 months post baby and it is an uphill climb. A steep, treacherous, uphill climb.
So one of my most athletically gifted girlfriends, Cindy, is training for a sprint triathlon in August. She is one of those that she can go months without jogging and then head out and still run a 7 minute mile. She mentioned that I should do it with her.
300 yards swimming, 11 mi bike ride, 3 mi run. Why not take on a challenge, make myself look like an idiot, and finish in the back of the pack. Sounds fun.
Here's to saying syanara to the squish!


3 comments:

Cindy said...

Thanks for giving me more credit then I deserve, Mel, however...my wobbly bits do, in fact, jiggle if I haven't run in awhile :) I am hopeful that I will get to do a triathlon with you very soon, I know you can do it! Look what I have created... ;)

XO, Cindy

Jen said...

I know the jiggle well! Me and "the jiggle" go way back. I'm impressed with your ambition. You will do great- you're a natural athlete.

Kirby said...

MEL! Oh my goodness! Why have we not talked about this? I mean, we've talked about the "itching" and all...I want to train...can I? Can we? Let's do it.