Hands down, running 9 months pregnant is easier for me than running postpartum. I know some ladies sleep worse pregnant than with a newborn or just feel too uncomfortable everywhere but I feel better and have easier access to running when pregnant.
I ran 2 miles on Thursday and 2 miles today (Sunday). Whew. It was S.L.O.W. and took a good hour of mental prep before I could even bring myself to change into running clothes.
First, there is finding a window of oppotunity. (ie. Baby asleep, toddler occupied, a sitter to watch said baby & toddler)
Then there is the motivation to run over taking a nap. A window of opportunity usually means choosing between the two!
Finally, there is the whole physical side. My postpartum body (okay-- really just my postpartum chest) is SORE all. the. time. I am not talking just my nips. Nursing does a number on me and baby 2 is no exception. My entire chest is sore and putting it into a running bra is painful!
BUT... I think my being tired is not just about having a newborn and being up a couple times to nurse in the night... its also about a sudden drop off of physical activity so I have to get out there!
So there you have it. Pregnant Run vs Post-Partum Run -- I'd say the 9 month pregnant run is easier for me!
Baby boy is 3 weeks old. Big brother wants nothing to do with me if baby brother is around... he just wants to hold him and "play" with him. This is a horrible picture but its what life looks like when I allow the toddler to have his way...