12 wks pp running update

These 12 weeks have flown by and I’m so grateful to be feeling strong again. I’m not 100%, my abs still feel pretty weak and I haven’t done any ab workouts quite yet. The reason for not doing any yet is so my abs have time to go back together.

I’ve been increasing my mileage for an upcoming half marathon.  I wasn’t planning to run one till spring, but then I won a free entry to the Thankful 13 on Thanksgiving! I ran 7 miles on Saturday and felt good afterward. I’m taking it nice and slow, no time goal.

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I haven’t weighed myself in awhile because I don’t really care about weight. I measure my success on how I feel in my clothes and if I have energy throughout the day to be a mom and get things done around the house. I bought a few ‘in between’ clothes since my old ones don’t fit as comfortable. I think it’s important to feel good in every stage haha. Like the below shorts are not quite comfy yet. I found out on my run last week, that they chaff my thighs haha It’s hard sometimes not to feel down or discouraged, but I remind myself what my body just did. Birth/pregnancy is miraculous and I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything. So my body is a bit different and that’s okay. I only get one and it was a gift from my Heavenly Father, I want to treat it well and be grateful.

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I continue to lift weights and do ‘more squats than miles’ to build muscle and stay injury free. I only have a few more weeks till my race then I’ll cut back on running. Feels good to be back 🙂

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Happy running!

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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4 Responses to 12 wks pp running update

  1. Yay! I’m trying to recommit to quality workouts. I’ve done something a couple times a week, but hadn’t been pushing. Now its time to start working towards goals.

  2. YAY! Excited to hear about your upcoming half!!!

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