First Exercise Postpartum #sweatpink

Yesterday was THE perfect winter day in Nova Scotia…..sun was shining, snow was everywhere, cool air hitting your face and perfect for taking your 5 week old out for a stroll.

So, that’s what I did 🙂

It was our first walk outside, my first walk/exercise since sometime in November!!!

We bundled up….

Anna and Hilary going for a winter stroll Jan 2013

Anna and Hilary going for a winter stroll Jan 2013

And planned on walking for 20-25 minutes – a short route around where we live.

Our view walking down our street

Our view walking down our street

I changed my mind and decided to walk my normal running route but backwards as we were already on route.

It ended up being a 40 minute walk.

Clear sidewalk for us to walk on (doesn't always happen)

Clear sidewalk for us to walk on (doesn’t always happen)

I was feeling pretty good except my right achilles was sore (and still is today). No other pain today. As I was walking I felt great. I felt like it was the right time to start moving again. My body felt awake for the first time in a while – such a great feeling.

I am hoping to get the A-Okay from my Doctor next week to start running…oh I can’t wait! For now, I’ll enjoy any walks (outdoor/indoors) I can get.

Happy Walking (for now).

 

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