Post Baby Running Plan

 I need a plan to get my groove back for running! I'm not sure exactly what my problem is, but I need to get some kind of goal in place to motivate myself. While I was pregnant I ran up until 27 weeks and I pretty much thought my Gina was gonna fall off so I quit. I went for my first run after baby around 6 weeks and it was ROUGH. Like a LOT harder than I thought it would be. Some of it is the 30 extra pounds I got going on, some of it is the heat/humidity, and the rest is just aches and pains of getting back in to it.

So basiclly I'm just ready to kick my own ass - here's the plan.

1. Sign up for a half and tell everyone about it. 

I was only hesitant to sign up for this because I live in Texas and it's going to be hot as all get out in September. Like 90+ degree hot. I thought oh well I know I won't PR {my best is a 1:57} so I will just have fun with this one and it will give me a goal to work towards.

2. Text everyone you know who runs and ask them to meet you at the crack of dawn on a Sunday.

Gotta get out early before it gets too hot! I did find one unlucky lady who was willing to run with me :) Thanks Kati!

 The humidity was around 115% and I was DRIPPING from every single part of my body, but I felt awesome after we did 8.5 miles. We took walk and water breaks, very important to stay super hydrated, you will run better! 

3. Set a weekly mileage goal.

I'm not one to run on a plan, some days I feel like it and some days I don't. Instead I've set a goal to run at least 12 miles PER WEEK for the next month. If I do more great, but I need to get in at least 12. This means I have to use the dreadmill. Shoot me now. 

I forced myself to do 3 this morning before turbo kick, I'm pretty sure I had about 8oz of milk going on in those too. That's will power right there - I'm so over the boobs. 

Welp, that's the game plan, lets pray I can stick to it! Anyone want to come run with me on the weekends?? Huh, anyone? I'm not above begging!

Also - I bought these socks when I was preggo for the half that didn't happen and then I quit running so I just got around to trying them - uh LOVE EM! They keep the tootsies from rubbing together and are super comfy.

Oh yeah - abs all day every day. I ain't trying to get a 4 pack, but you will run better and faster with a tight core!



  1. If I lived by you i'd run and do 5am workouts errrr day!

  2. Yay!!! So glad you decided to run the Plano half with me!! P.S. We need to meet up soon for a long run :)

  3. I need to get back in the swing of running longer distances. After my half, I've been maxing out around 2.5 miles.

  4. I feel you on the running . . . I so need to get back at it and it's way better with a friend. But gah, the heat. I live in GA so I feel you on the humidity too! You are doing awesome though - thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Thanks for kicking my booty Sunday. Working on my pace this week so I can keep up with you! :)

  6. I am training for my first 5k in 8 weeks. EEcch and haven't been feeling the motivation. BUT I am going running tonight no matter what!!! Love your motivation and ways you get yourself going.

  7. You are such an inspiration Megan! I am seriously contimplating running that race! Eeeeeeee! I was just given the advice to find a running group/buddy...hope I can find one to make my training more fun!

  8. Sounds like a great plan! It's hot and humid here in TN too so I've been running in the evenings some too. I don't get up quite early enough to beat the heat in the mornings. It's kinda hard when it's already 80 at 6am, lol. I read an article that it takes 10 running days to adjust your body to the heat and only 3 days to lose that acclamation so I've been using that as my motivation not to skip days.

  9. Great post! I haven't ran at all since I ran my 5 mile race 7 months ago but I want to get back on it so I signed up for my first half on November 2nd. I am so terrified but so excited at the same time. I am addicted to that feeling of crossing the finish line. I suck right now but I know that I will get back to where I was plus some. I like the idea of setting a weekly goal instead of a set schedule. I don't do well with that either. Thanks for the tip!

  10. That was for sure my running plan, gotta sign up and tell everyone so you have to do it! And I love those socks, I'm going to have to get some of those!!

  11. Does those socks help prevent blisters?

  12. I would LOVE to run with you! Too bad I live in Massachusetts.

  13. I needed this! I signed up for a half. Looking forward to your posts for motivation.

  14. I am up at the butt crack exercising on my good days. Good luck and I know you can stick to your schedule. You've got this!


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