5.19.2009

Adios Uterus.

Since today was the official 4-week mark of my darling son's birth, I was officially cleared for exercise. Adam and I have been walking but today I decided that I'd try to run a bit. After all, before I was pregnant I ran all the time! No sweat...

So, my plan of action was to do a little walk/jog routine and repeat. I left Henry with his Papa and leashed up Powers. After a short warm-up walk, I took my first step of my run. In the (abridged) words of Suzanne D. Tyler, It felt like my insides were about to fall out. Also, I looked like what I can only imagine an arthritic 87-year-old woman with a peg leg trying to go for a jog would look like. In short, it was slightly awkward.

I was reminded, though, that some of my best thinking is accomplished on runs. For example, this jewel formed in my head while Powers and I tromped the roads..."What if I lined my yard with political signs for opposing candidates?" and "What color is a chameleon"?

However, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and with that in mind, I pressed on. I did a little walk for three minutes, run for two minutes repeats and then headed back home. I will keep y'all posted with my hobblings and shufflings as I continue to press on and get back into it. I know, I know...you just can't wait.

My apologies to anyone whose uterus has actually fallen out...I didn't mean to offend...just comedic hyperbole.

8 comments:

Hannah Lee said...

HAHAH! You are so funny about your insids falling out! You go girl. Getting back into running...I am overhere feeling like a tub of lard as bloating and crazy appetite are at its peak. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!

Olson Family said...

haha yep....my doc is having me wait until my 6 week follow up to excercise...

however, i must say my uterus has felt a little "wobbly" when i have to chase down my toddler who is running down the driveway toward the street. that type of exercise is non-negotiable...

The Allen Family said...

You are running already!!!! I am super impressed! I tried about 8 weeks and was pitiful! 8 months later I finally got into an excercise routine!! You look great! Don't worry about the scale!

The Tylers said...

Nice! I know you are SO tired of me saying things will get better, but IT WILL-even with the running issue! It took 9 months for your body to prepare for birth:)...it won't take that long to get the weight off, especially with your first baby, but atleast give yourself a good 3 to 4 months before getting down to prebaby weight. I doubt it takes you that long!!

Lora said...

HEY-you can run with me when I come-we should be about the same speed for once! Just be glad that your ovaries are not about to explode as Friend Steph told us all-including Larry one run. Maybe you should run with a Net!

lesli said...

i'm so proud of you, sister! i love that quote about a thousand mile journey starting with a single step. good girl for getting back in the wagon=)

ps ~ i would LOVE to see your progress in sports bra shots. mostly so i won't be alone=)

lisa said...

way to go on getting back to running! i just started to try "power walking" earlier this week and was pretty sore that evening. i haven't seen my doc for my 6 week follow up so i'm supposed to wait another week to really exercise. anyways, i'm looking forward to getting back to it... but i must ask, has the running made your tummy hurt at all? great job!

Deb said...

no offense taken...