Starting at the Beginning
It has been a while since I posted. I am happy to report that I had my baby.
Maeve Ryanne Fanning entered this world on January 19th and she weighed in at
6lbs 13oz. I am just now surfacing for air!
I have begun exercising again. I forgot how difficult it is to get into
shape. And I must report that I am extremely humbled. I wasn't able to run
during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of my pregnancy. However, I did ride my bike
on the spinner for a while. I also practiced and taught yoga until I was placed
on bedrest at 30 weeks. I do believe it was the bedrest that took it all out of
When I went out for my first run, it hurt. It was not fun. I asked myself the
entire time why I do this. I don't have an answer. I just know that there is a
drive in me. That drive pushes me to be better and stronger. I have learned over
the past few years how to work with my body's strengths and limitations.
Interestingly enough, post-pregnancy running hurts because I am so flexible.
During pregnancy, a wonderful thing happens to allow the baby to come into the
world. Your ligaments and tendons become very pliable. This is great for birth,
but not so great for excercising. I have been very very very careful when
running. I have also been swimming. Swimming is great because when I am done
there is no pain! I also have to be very careful with yoga. Again, it is so so
easy for me to push myself.
I am also loving the warm weather. How can you not want to go on a trail run
or a mountain bike ride when it is this beautiful outside? I am putting one foot
in front of the other, and hopefully I will see you out there!