Yesterday, I went for my first postpartum run. I went 3 miles at a pace of about 10:30 per mile. I felt really slow, and my muscles hurt a lot during and after. I could also tell that I have lost some cardiovascular strength. Last night, Evelyn woke me up three times (ugh! - but one of them was 6 am, so maybe I shouldn't count that?), and every time I got out of bed I nearly fell over because my legs were sore. I dragged myself down the hall like a little old lady - all bent over and mumbling to myself.
I was kind of depressed by how slow and difficult my run was, until I looked back at the blog and realized that after the twins were born I didn't run again until November. November??? That's almost 4 months. Good grief. I'm glad that I'm not waiting that long again this time. And my pace at that point was about 11 minute miles. Wow. Ok, I guess yesterday wasn't that bad.