Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Crawling before you can walk...

...and ride...and swim...and run...

Today I had my first doctor's appointment to check some things out. I'll spare you the details as to what those things are. Let's just say they are healing well...good news! I go back in 2 weeks to check again.

And, I got the all clear to start walking today! You don't understand how FREAKING excited I am. See, I have been literally in my house for 2 weeks now. It's been nice to forcefully get me to rest (relatively speaking, of course..resting in 2 hour increments) and relax a bit. But, as stated before, I DON'T SLOW DOWN WELL, and have been feeling very antsy. However, I know what my body's just been through is worthy of recovery and recovering RIGHT, or else it will mean more time on my (sore) ass in bed.

So, to hear I could walk made me happy.

I've been replacing Pregnancy magazines with Inside Triathlon and Runner's World.

I've been able to check blogs a bit and get excited from reading other's goals and plans.

I've been excited to start my plans...which begin with walking.

It will still be 4 more weeks before I can swim and, according to my Doc, at LEAST 4 more weeks before I can run. I'm going to do all I can to try and make it 4, but if the body needs more, I guess it needs more and I can't rush it.

I can't even FATHOM sitting on my bike right now. I didn't even ASK the Doc when that will be. Arcaro the Road Bike will just have to wait a while.

It's a little ironic that I'm having this forced recovery in the beginning of what most of my tri-buddies are calling their off-season. I feel strangely like I am following that, too. Slow recovery, followed by nice easy base. Funny...for the first time this year, I don't feel like I'm missing anything...I feel like I'm right on schedule.

And I have a little JayZ man, to boot. Life can't be better.

If only he'd sleep more at night...but hey, he's only 2 weeks old so I've gotta cut him some slack. :)

Off to walk!

13 comments:

Wes said...

and have been feeling very antsy

No kiddin? LOL. Enjoy your walking :-)

stronger said...

Owwwww- that's the part noone tells you about...the 2 week recovery.

21stCenturyMom said...

Good for you for not trying to do anything too soon. My son was a big guy (9 lbs 2 oz) and I stupidly went on an errand when he was 10 days old and walked around the store carrying 2 6 packs of soda. It put me back in bed for 2 days. So slow and steady really will get you out there faster.

Taconite Boy said...

I just read your post to trimama, we are so excited for you and Matt and your new little dude! Enjoy your 'post race' recovery.

RunnerGirl said...

Congrats on the all clear for walking!

Life is... wonderful isn't it?

Siren said...

Yay for walking!! I haven't been able to for a while because it makes my belly pull and ache for hours after. I'm down to yoga and swimming, but at least I can still do something!

That's too funny about the bike - I suspected that would be the case and just last weekend reluctantly had the husband hang her in the garage for the winter instead of installing her on the trainer like usual.

5 weeks and counting...

JenC said...

Very cool. Glad to hear all is going well!

Julia said...

Hi - if you plan to return to running soon please heed this advice if you had a vaginal delivery: wear big huge pads the first times you go out. The bladder will not hold up well and when you start jumping up and down (like running) it'll all come pouring out...do lots of kegal exercises, it'll all go back in place.

Jennifer P said...

It's all worth it, isn't it?

And like everyone said, take it easy. Our bodies are way smarter than we are. Months after the Lentil arrived the Caesar was still giving me grief.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

any baby will tell you that sleep beyond 2 hours is overrated.

I was home-bound for 2 weeks - boy was that hard. And I was a couch potato! you're doing great - it gets easier!

TriBoomer said...

It's sounds like things are going to work out just fine for you and your family. Perfect timing for a little "slow down" even if you don't do it well.

Now... get some sleep.

Stay tuend....

Jodi said...

Before you know it you'll be running across the finish line at Steelhead!

:-)

Jodi

Rae said...

yay for walking!!!!!