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How do you get going again after pregnancy?

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13/04/2014 at 19:34

Soswalker I've had to start from scratch several times, after 2 babies and injuries.  This last time I had 8 months off laswinery er, starting back again last May, and I did the couch to 5k.  It seemed pretty silly starting so slowly given that I know when I'm fit I can be pretty speedy, but it was great.  I am someone who likes to follow a programme, so I like to be ale to tick off days so it worked a treat, and before I knew it I was racing again.

had a lazy morning watching telly and tracking friends running on the I pad, then we went to the beach, dug a few sandcastlas, ate chilli choc ice cream then came back and did a lovely 4 mile run in quiet country lanes with hubby on his bike.  Kids are shattered  

13/04/2014 at 19:35

Oh and well done camlo!  Race rep please!  And I saw from FB chynah got a PB today  

Camlo    pirate
13/04/2014 at 19:38

Hmmmmm banana bread, yummy! Glad you are able to build back up JG. 

Hi Soswalker, i would echo Tangy's advice about core and building up slowly but also make sure you have well fitting kit if you have changed shape. Wobbling is painful! 

Fab efforts from the Yve's then, the only ones on here to brave London this year. When do entries open for next year?? 

My tri today went well although I was gutted to see a time of 2 hours at the finish. Thankfully that was timed from 1st wave of swimmers so my actual result was 1:30 which got me 2nd 40-49yr. I nearly didnt go up for it though as didnt want anyone thinking i could possibly be that old...... 

13/04/2014 at 20:40

Awesome effort camlo. 


Hello soswalker

I am on only to recommend the malt Easter bunny. Pinched the one from lou's party bag yesterday and it was bloody lovely. Though of course part of that may be the illicit nature of it!

13/04/2014 at 20:42


I also halved the cake slice yesterday and ate that last night. Heart was in my mouth when she asked for it today. Happily though she didn't notice how much it had shrunk 

13/04/2014 at 21:41
Lol EF
14/04/2014 at 01:19

Well done Yve and Chynah

great racing, Camlo! 


Welcome SOS Would echo advice about core stability. It is surprising how quickly and spectacularly pregnancy and birth zaps it! sounds like you're doing really well after just 9 weeks though - you'll be racing again before you know it What is your LO called? 

Evil session done today. 8 x 400m reps at faster than 10k pace on dreadmill. Hope it has the desired effect! 

14/04/2014 at 07:53

Thanks everyone for the advice - much appreciated!!! And great to see you're all doing great things with your running, it's really encouraging and reassuring   So will start building up my core muscles again and take it slow and steady with building up the running! Oh and defo need to invest in some new sports bras  fortunately I can just about still squeeze into everything else although I'm tempted to get some new trainers (I'm due some anyway as the mileage is high on these) - I love buying new kit lol, gives me a bit of a kick up the bum to go out and run when Im tempted to skive off, but not so good for the bank balance!! 

My little boy is called Oliver  He just had his first injections last Thursday so hes been in a right grump all weekend! Hoping he's cheered up abit today poor lad 


Hope you all have a good week and thanks for being so friendly 

14/04/2014 at 13:06

Welcome SOS, well done on getting out there so soon but be careful. Some of the mums on here have had some bad experiences with doing too much too soon. Congratulations on Oliver. 

Lol EF!  I'm eating way too much cake and sweets at the moment. Mr TT has found all 3 secret stashes of Cadbury's minieggs for the boys for Easter and demolished them already! Need a better hiding place. 

Some of you have seen on fb that the house build is finally out of the ground, all framing done to first floor!

Well done to everyone who raced at the weekend. Awesome results from Camlo, Chynah and Yve. 

14/04/2014 at 22:43

5 mile off road cycle and 3 mile run today, all in beautiful sunny norfolk!  I love holidays . also ate lage quantities of cake, plus steak for tea, washed down with red wine.  off to meet our friends tomorrow who coincidentally are having a weeks boating on the broads the same week we are here, so they are taking us out for a spin!

15/04/2014 at 09:07

Hey soswalker welcome and congrats on Oliver. I had a little boy 5 weeks ago. I had a c section so need to be more careful but my physio gave me some gentle core exercises. I have another appt next week to get some more. I have them on email if you want me to forward them on to you. They might be a bit easy though...

Well done Camlo

Caro - great week for a break. Enjoy the cake etc. I am still being good as I have to get in swimwear on holiday in six weeks. My weight is coming down but v slowly and slower than I think it should. Only 16 more KGS to go!!! ( pls no one tell me how many stones that is as KGS feel more manageable). My fault for eating everything in sight whilst pregnant

Another lovely day today. I feel a long walk coming on. My 3 yr old is with my mum for the week. My mum runs a riding stables so its a 3 yr olds dream hang out.

15/04/2014 at 17:54

Pip, I'd love the exercises please, will have another c section with this one and as this will be my last I have no excuses but to get fit afterwards!

Looks as though some of you are now on Easter break, some lovely photos on FB of your days out/holidays.

15/04/2014 at 20:15

Oh thanks pip that would be fab if you don't mind! I will pm you my email addy - thanks so much! Congrats on your little boy too  Hope you're all doing well! 

15/04/2014 at 20:47

LOL Pip, I did that with kg too!! Got down to pre preg weight a while back but want to lose another 8lbs or so to get to my happy racing weight  

the house is really getting there now, TTid! So exciting for you all. 

Operation weaning is going well. Have managed to drop one feed completely as of today - Prior to that she was having solids and then a bit of boob after. The rest of the time is still all boob. Tried giving her a bottle with some cooled boiled water in yesterday but she was having none of it - she just won't do bottles!! However - and I am SO relieved! - I gave it to her today in a free flow beaker and she took it! Yay. So hopefully she will be fine to have EBM in a beaker when she goes to nursery It is only for seven weeks while I serve out my notice though. She is down to do three days but I am still finalising my hours. Hopefully I may be able to work two full days. 

Run went well today - 7.5 miles (hilly - it all is round here!). Did 10k in 68 mins - v slow, but I am hoping that with a few more weeks to train, a much less hilly course (race is flattish) and the adrenaline I might get close to the hour mark.

16/04/2014 at 09:00

TT - send me your email address and I will send them on. These first ones are at four weeks. I have another appt on Tues which will be six weeks so I should have some more to share.

Tb - glad weaning is going well. I remember struggling to get mine to drink water at all. If a cup works then great. 

Happy easter everyone!

16/04/2014 at 13:20

Pip, message on its way, thanks. I also discovered we have a couple of mutual friends....  Small world!

16/04/2014 at 15:28
You don't get Easter Monday off? That's wrong! We get it here. Kids not back til Tues.
16/04/2014 at 16:20

So he'll be taking the kids to school on Monday then CC?

lovely and sunny here, can't believe the weather we are having on our 'staycation' went to bewilderwood tree house climbing place today, and tomorrow we are going seal watching.  Steam train yesterday, and hubby and I cycled in one direction, 9 miles off rd which was fab.  Then we met friends and went on their oat on the broads for the afternoon.  Fish and chips tonight  

16/04/2014 at 19:28

Haha Caro, of course he will!

Sounds as if you are having a lovely break, so good to hear the weather is treating you well.

CM - are you out there?  Haven't seen you post for a little while, hope you are OK.

16/04/2014 at 20:43


cc - you sound v busy!

caro - so pleased your staycation has been great.  Its always a gamble in the uk but great if its nice.  Enjoy fish and chips.

tt - funny you know my sister (who i moaned about on here! lol)

EF - those malt bunnies rock.  I started on creme eggs and easter bunnies on jan 1st (i always do) but have managed to stay away for the past few weeks since i has I.

Another lovely day here and another long walk.  i think i did about 7.5 miles today.  i met a friend for lunch and then mooched about on clapham common.  Mr pip out tonight for the first time since isaac was born. i hope he has a nice night as he has been a great help (most of the time!}.  No doubt he will roll in v drunk and late.  Luckily we are in seperate rooms at the moment until isaac sleeps through/better.

i have been good and done my physio exercises each day.  it feels nice to do some gentle core stuff.  i am 6 weeks on tues.  i have my gp check up at 9am.  Keen, me?!

Edited: 16/04/2014 at 20:45
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