Sunday, 25 September 2011

Return to running

I've never been a big runner, but I've always found that for me it's the best form of exercise to really get my heart pumping. My aim is to run 5k in 30 minutes a couple of times a week, teamed with some swimming if I get the chance.

I haven't been running since I found out I was pregnant over a year ago. I also need to be a bit careful, having suffered from separated stomach muscles in pregnancy. But I saw my physiotherapist last week and she gave me the go ahead to start running again, so this morning I gave it a go.

I'm taking it very slowly, so I began by alternating two minutes of running and walking for half an hour. It felt really good to be getting back into it.

I did discover something though. After many years without needing to worry, it appears that after two pregnancies along with associated breastfeeding I now need to add a sports bra to the shopping list!

Running accessories

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