Thursday, April 1, 2010

Running Faster After Pregnancy

So it's been a while since I posted anything huh? I wish I could really streamline this blog, but I have so many ideas and things I like to do that, well...I have a hard time focusing on just ONE thing. Not sure what to do on that - what are people most interested in? My active life? My running/working out etc? And all being done with a baby? And eventually another baby some day? (yes, we do want another bambino). Let me know your thoughts...what do people like to read about here?

So....what is this talk about women getting faster after pregnancy? Is it true? I feel like it is, because recently I have been feeling REALLY good while running. Is there really any scientific evidence? I dunno...they claim increased blood flow is like blood doping, but I am almost 9 months PP, so is that really the factor here? Perhaps it's the mentality women have after having childrem that helps them become better athletes. We probably have a more sound mind, better discipline, and realize that yes we CAN and WILL finish this race and that we've done harder things (especially those of us who had longer/more difficult labors, maybe?) This blog, by Alix J. Shutello, touches on running before, during and after pregnancy so take a look. Some good info, things a lot of us know, and some great inspiration.

In the end, though, I run and think about a lot of Logan. And it puts a smile on my face. That in itself makes me run faster than anything.


  1. I didn't believe it at all, but it's true!

    I still wasn't able to run around the block 2 months after having my daughter. However, in the past 10 months I've taken 3 minutes of my best half-marathon time and almost PR'd in a recent 5k.

    I know training with the jogging stroller has definitely taken my workouts up a notch. I also agree with the change in mentality. Maybe I should have 10 more kids so I can turn pro, lol.

  2. For me....I think that having kids and being a mom has just made me a tougher person. My best 5K time is from when I was 16 and ran cross country. My PR post0kids last summer was 3 minutes slower...but I am working towards it. :)

  3. Haha, 10 more kids blondie? Ambitous.

  4. Oh man.. I'm not planning on kids, but I guess if it's the only thing left for me to get faster so be it ;)

    I wonder if it's because mom's are just mentally tougher

  5. i like to hear all the stories! baby, training, whatever...they're all pretty entertaining.


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