I went on my first dedicated ‘run’ this weekend after the birth of our daughter in late September. My run lasted all of a few minutes, but they were glorious! My heart was pounding, my legs pumping, and breathing came fast in the crisp, cold air as I ran through the bright fall colors of a northern New Mexico mountain trail.
Running felt wonderful – and hard! After 4 months off from running during the last stages of pregnancy and post-delivery recovery, I feel ready to start making progress on returning to running form. I just received a post card from the US Olympic Marathon Trials committee notifying me that there are 100 days until the Trials – here’s to taking steps to be on that starting line in February!