My biggest fear about needing a c-section was how long it would take me to get back to running again. I already had to give it up during the majority of my pregnancy thanks to a potential placenta previa, and I knew that I was going to have to start from square one.
Square one was today. Last thursday I had my 6 week check up. The doctor said everything looks great and that I could go back to my exercise routine after sunday (which was the official 6 week date). So today, I bundled up the baby and loaded the jog stroller in the car. I had just planned on going on another walk, but I figured what the heck. I walked about 2 minutes and then tentatively started jogging. I ran for 1 minute, then walked again for 2 minutes. Repeated x 20 minutes, then I finished up by walking the remainder of the 3 mile loop.
So, was it easy?
Did it hurt?
Not as much as I expected.
Am I going to be sore tomorrow?
What I do know is it's going to take me a long time to get back in shape!