I am starting to feel like myself again when I run. I felt like a slug the first few runs but today I managed a 5.2-5.4mph pace on my treadmill and broke 10km which is more than I expected but everything I hoped for. My legs started to feel looser, my butt did NOT get cranky, my lungs were good, and other than having to pee like three times (working on upping my water and dropping my coffee) the run was standard. While that might not sound like anything exciting, I'm working on dropping my 4lbs I gained from tapering for my marathon, and eating candy, and avoiding the treadmill is NOT going to do that. I'm not so weight crazy that I'm stressing over 4lbs but my pants felt a bit snug today (from too much salt the past few days) and I'd like to lose those pounds before Christmas so when we start trying for our third baby I will be at a lower starting weight.
My plan? I want to get back to the 3 or 4 runs a week I was doing when I was training, no where near the distances of then, but just back in the habit of it. I also want to get a cross training day in. Something I can keep up when running gets hard later on. We'll see if my loving husband will let me go out on Thursday so I can hit up my dance fitness studio and work on strengthening that pesky butt muscle that likes to give me trouble.
Hurray for a completed 10k run! Now to avoid all the Halloween candy so I can have dessert on my anniversary.