Since receiving my midwife's blessing to run again, I am taking a balanced approach to regaining fitness. I am pretty sure that I could sweat out a five miler, but I've decided to ease back into the kind of training that I did pre-pregnancy to prevent injury and potential frustration at not meeting unrealistic expectations.
With that in mind, I am combining walking and running- slowly increasing the running segments and warming up and cooling down with lots of walking. I've been doing this about every other day. On my non-run days, I have been following a post-natal strength plan that Olympic runner (and mom!) Carrie Tollefson put together for runner's world.
So far, I feel energized and strong. I am proud of myself for adding strength exercises into my routine since, historically, I am bad at weight lifting consistently. But, Carrie Tollefson told me that I should strengthen my running muscles before I actually start running so I am listening to her.
As for Misha, he is totally content in the running stroller (as demonstrated in this post-run photo). I make sure to run only on smooth paths so he bounce around too much. It's funny; I have noticed he sleeps a lot more when I am running as opposed to walking. He must love running as much as I do!