I’m pretty proud of myself that I took yesterday off, even though I was dying to head out for a run and test out my new Tom Tom watch that came last night! My legs were still a little sore from back to back runs, so I decided to do a rest day. I’m not going to lie, I really wanted to head out–not just to try out the watch, but because I was really looking forward to my “me time.” There is zero mommy guilt this time around when I head out the door. I have come to realize how important running is to my mental health as a mother. Although it helps to keep me in shape, the physical benefits are far outweighed by the mental benefits in my book. I came across the meme below on Facebook the other day, and I couldn’t have said it better:
On another note, the transition back into running isn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Although I definitely am slower than I was pre-pregnancy, I don’t feel that out of shape. I guess lugging an extra 30 pounds around helped my aerobic fitness. 😉 I am trying to be smart and not do too much too soon, though I am trying to put together some sort of plan for running two half marathons this fall– ZOOMA Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Half Marathon. I am just so happy to be back on the roads (and trails)!