6 Weeks Postpartum

AKA… I am cleared to run again!

Today I had my 6 week follow-up checkup. You know, the one where the doctor tells you if you can have sex again or not and you just kind of want to hit them because, “Helloooooo…. that’s what got us in this situation!”

Alexis in the Boppy
This completely adorable yet very time-consuming situation…

Actually, the sex topic didn’t really come up. Just the “what do you want to do for birth control?” question. I’m not entirely sure on that one, but I know that I never, ever, ever, EVER! want to go back on a hormonal birth control. I also don’t anticipate getting to a sickly anorexic state again, but being on a hormonal birth control pill tricked my body into giving false signals that it was doing just fine. A woman’s monthly cycle is a clue to a lot more than just whether or not she’s knocked up, just FYI.

The doctor did tell me “Don’t go running a marathon tomorrow, ease back into it.”
So I guess I’ll run a marathon next week. ๐Ÿ˜‰

One of my struggles right now is trying to find the time to do things. It’s amazing how much of your day can vanish before you know it… and how much time you have to allot to do seemingly simple and mundane tasks.

Example: My appointment was this morning at 8:30. There was no way I could feed Alex, go out for a walk/run with the baby in the BOB, eat breakfast and get a shower before that now. Plus we had an installer coming to put new flooring in my office, so that was one more kink in the schedule. I guess over time we’ll figure it out!

Office

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7 comments

  1. I know! Everyone always said, “Ugh, you have to be the most pregnant during the hot summer!”
    But I chose to look at it as “I get all the best weather to build back my running!”

  2. Annnnnnd now you know why, what with one thing and another, I never really got back to running after Annalie was born…almost 8.5 years ago. Though my situation is a bit different, what with all the moving cross-country every couple years and the subsequent unpacking, the homeschooling, the traveling all over the place every other month, etc. And I was NOT nearly as dedicated a runner as you were.
    I’ve actually been thinking lately that I would like to get back to running, for real. I’ll think about that a while longer, probably. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. […] morning I just couldn’t figure out how to get miles in that morning before my 8:30 doctor’s appointment. With feeding the baby, showering, eating, feeding, getting the flooring installer settled… […]

  4. Just found your blog, but I blog about being a momma and a runner too. I just had LO #2 (she’s just 3 months) and it was a challenge to find a balance.ย  It’s super hard at first – all baby wants to do is eat! ๐Ÿ™‚ Because I was blessed with a super sleeper, I get up to pump at 3.50 am for a 4.30 am run because I can guarantee that my hubby will be there to “watch” the kids. Running after teaching all day never results in a run, no matter my good intentions! Good luck with getting back into it! mama-runs.blogspot.com

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