Posted: 05/05/2010 at 21:53
Hi MadJohn and welcome to the madhouse!
As Kwala says you sound like you have a sensible plan there, especially by not timing yourself.
I'm on my way back from pregnancy (ie no exercise and eating for quadruplets) and just started running again last week.
Am finding it really hard to find the right balance to ensure I push myself but don't give up too soon so I'm doing interval training on my dreadmill.
Likewise, when I can run a certain distance then I will start thinking about logging my running more seriously, but for the time being it's just a case of getting any fitness level back.
Kwala, your wise words rang in my ears when I was running today and I completed my intervals, just at a slower pace than I would've liked but it made sure I got through them rather than trying to go flat out and failing after the first one. Knew I'd get some sensible support from the forums!
Ecky, don't put yourself down so about the club running. Still think it's an amazing thing and hopefully you'll get the bug and come on in leaps and bounds! Good luck at the GMFR.
My little one is being a bit random with her night sleeping still. Last night was the worst night we've had for a while and I didn't drag myself out of bed til 9am which is unheard of for me (was up at 2am with her and was really tempted to sneak out and run when I finally got her settled at 5am). But I wouldn't swap her for the world. Can't believe she's nearly eight weeks already!
We have our (belated) six week check at the doctors tomorrow where I shall ask permission to start running again. Am hoping it's the nice lady doctor who is a runner and will be sympathetic to my urge to run and not someone who peddles the nonsense that I shouldn't be back running til 6 months.
Anyway enough of my rambling -- night all.