Friday, October 29, 2010

Floating.

So, Run #2 = Success.

I ran again on Wednesday (shortly after posting about being bummed to have missed runs on Monday and Tuesday). Actually, I feel weird calling it a run because it felt more like a float. I honestly felt as if I were floating over my miles. Like my feet weren't even touching the ground.

It was a super run. I logged 4.1 miles -- 4.1 floating miles. How lucky am I?

Pretty lucky, for sure. I know that I've been fortunate with the whole pregnancy and baby thing: I had an easy pregnancy and was able to run through almost all of it. Then, I recovered quickly after delivery. Two weeks later, I started running and have not had a single ill effect from it. Instead, I've felt terrific. Not everyone has the same experience and I am grateful that I've been able to bounce back the way I have. I chalk it up to the miles I ran while pregnant. Those tough pregnancy miles were deposits in my big ol' running bank -- now I'm raking in the dividends in the form of floaty, easy post-pregnancy miles. Thank you, pregnant self! 

And now, it's Friday and I'm looking forward to a fun weekend -- hope you are, too! Big cheers to everyone running the MCM on Sunday, especially first-time marathoner, Amanda! Yay!

~ Felice

17 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow. Great job!

Marlene said...

Your dedication to running and fitness in general throughout your pregnancy is no doubt a HUGE factor here. Glad you are reaping the benefits!!

Indi said...

awesome job!! I'm guessing your fitness was a major reason for your easy pregnancy

Emz said...

So awesome.

Love seeing run#2 = success. It just looks happy. :)

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

lookin' good! =)

Lisa said...

congrats on the great run! I hope that if I have children that I'm as lucky as you!

Amanda said...

So glad for you! Running is really the best high there is...so good to get my running fix after not having it for so long. I went on my third run after a long injury yesterday but mine didn't feel like a float...more like a shuffle but I'll take it! :) I hope your next run is a good as this one was.

misszippy said...

That's so great! Love it when people an bounce back so quickly. You're gonna rock some races this year!

ajh said...

You are amazing!

mysocal said...

When and if I get pregnant I hope I can bounce back like you. I am always worried I would be totally out of shape after a baby.

Jill said...

YAY!!! Great job, you are rebounding so nicely!!

Karen said...

I hope that I will be the same way! You really amaze me!!! Great job on the run! :0)

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Floating = love it! Glad you had such a great run. And you are such a good example to women!

J said...

That is so awesome that you bounced right back into running after having Niall! I hope I am just like that when I have kids!

Joanne said...

Great job! Guess you're living proof how a healthy life makes for healthy babies and quick recoveries. Keep doing what you're doing so well.

Staci Dombroski said...

How awesome!! Glad to hear that the run went so well :)

macnic said...

Great job! I'm also getting back into it and so far, so good though I didn't have the success of running through pregnancy like you did (and had to recover from an unplanned C-Section). I have no doubt you'll keep floating for a while!

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