I used to run all the time. I would run if I had a bad day. I would run if I had a good day. I would run if the sun was shining. I would run just to run.
I didn’t workout while I was pregnant in 2015. I was exhausted in the beginning, and then decided to take a break for a while. I didn’t run in 2016. I was breastfeeding and it was easier to do low impact workouts instead.
2017: The beginning I would do HIIT treadmill training for a month or so. I would only run for max 20 minutes. The last two weeks I have decided to run again and began steady state running. I have run 2 times outside with the jogger.
Saturday I decided to wake up early and go for a solo run. It was cold, but I loved it! I had a good pace and it felt good. I knew I would run faster outside than on the treadmill. I also went 4.5 miles. The longest I have gone so far was only 4, so not that big of a difference.
I also thought it would be a good idea to make a HIIT workout video during nap time on Saturday.
Sunday, I got shin splints. Lovely.
So, I didn’t really know how today’s workout was going to go. I thought I would try to run through the pain, but keep the speed a little slower. I did end up doing 2.5 miles today. During the run I could feel it, but it wasn’t too bad.
Tomorrow will definitely have to be a rest day for my legs and I will do upper body instead. I am not one to stop due to pain/injury. Especially if I just got back into running. I do need to remember it has been a long time since I have really ran and I need to ease into it slowly.
Make it a great day,