Saturday, 16 July 2011

Back in Business!

Today was a momentous occasion.
Today I put on my lycra, strapped The Girls down with the tightest running bra I could find, got out my trainers from the back of the cupboard and went for a RUN!
It was momentous because it is the first run I've done in 7 months.
My first run since having baby Max 7 weeks ago.

And damn it felt good!

I wrote the above last Saturday but never got to finish it and post it... Such is my life currently with a newborn, 19 month old and 4 year old who unceasingly seem to demand my attention.

Since that momentous first run I've been sick, which always seems to be the way when I determine to do something life/body changing that there's an initial spanner in the works...
But on Thursday and again today I strapped those babies down and got out there with the Queen's deer in Richmond Park - becoming familiar once again with the sound of my (laboured) breathing and footfalls on the gravel track.

Even better on today's run was the fact that my bestest of friends joined me. So we chatted in between gasping breaths and committed to meet once a week for a run together, with the intention of getting fitter and, as a result, becoming lean machines. I'm super-determined to get rid of my "fat suit" as soon as possible and I've learned from my last 2 pregnancies that RUNNING is the key! HOORAH!!

I have been finding it quite amusing the way my body has taken to starting back running again - the way every part of me seems to jiggle except the boobs which are strapped down into submission.
And also how the part of my body that hurts the most is not my legs, but my groin. What the flip??

And so now I need to scout out some runs that I can register for. As I was only 2 weeks away from running the Lochness Marathon when I discovered I was pregnant I'm SUPER KEEN to have a marathon as my goal this year. Maybe this one? Ooooohhhh yeeeeaaaahhhhhh. That's what I'm talking about. Yup.


  1. there's my baby! and, didn't know you had this blog! good for you mama! :) love!

  2. You're finding us a half fell race for the autumn aren't you? There are quite a few of us who are keen (even the ambulance man has started running!)

  3. I'm in love with this precious wee baby boy! Love the photo xx!!
    Take care with the running and love you xx

  4. cute wee babe Max. I want to start running too, but I need to get fitted for a sports bra (sounds silly...), but the girls are different sizes (eek) and I have trouble finding one without the band being too big and the cups size too small. *sigh* A weekly run with a friend sounds lovely. xx

  5. I always wonder how long would it take for me to be able to go running after having a baby.. I love running and my husband and I are trying to conceive, so... well, let's hope it won't take long for any of these things to happen :P


  6. Oooooh me too! Except I have waited until my baby is 9 months old!!! Seriously forgot how good it feels! And hearing you on the starapped down boobs and jiggling everything else! Ha! :) x p.s. super cute pic!