Wells is 11 weeks old today!
I accomplished my goal of getting more sleep this week, but I can’t claim to have done it alone.
I tweeted that a few days ago and am happy to report Wells has been sleeping 10-12 hours a night ever since. (I realize this could stop any day and I’m appreciating every moment!) My contribution has been getting Currie to sleep as well and then going to bed shortly afterward myself (instead of staying up to get stuff done like usual)!
I didn’t quite hit my goal of 45 miles this past week because the weather quickly turned treacherous on my long run and after watching a dude fall HARD on the slick trail I decided to head home a mile early. It was a smart decision. I was only one mile shorter on long run and one mile short on the week. Gotta be smart and flexible.
The next day I was running on some rough, snowy trails (wearing yaktrax) but I twisted my ankle really bad (landed on outside of foot, hard). I have been blessed with extremely strong, yet skinny ankles, but this roll HURT. I limped for a minute, then was able to resume running with no problems. I was worried about how the ankle might feel the next day but I felt NO PAIN at all when running. However, the ankle has been tender when I do some of my foot exercises so I’ve been really cautious all week. Plus, I’ve been dealing with weather like this:
So the week has consisted of all easy runs, with the exception of a few strides at the track today. My ankle is feeling 99% better, even when I roll it through a full range of motion with my hands so I’m feeling very thankful! I haven’t had any pain while running since that first minute of limping when it originally happened.
The funny thing about the ankle roll is that it happened while I was zoning out, thinking of how thankful I am to have running in my life. And how thankful I am to have my health, and my youth, and two wonderful, precious children.
And a husband who supports my running, encourages me, and rearranges his schedule to make sure my workouts can happen. He was much more serious about running than I was when we first met (and for the first 4 years of our relationship), and he definitely helped light the fire inside me and make me think I still had PRs left in my legs after 7 years of easy running and no workouts or training schedules.
And of course for my sponsor, Oiselle, for making the best running apparel, truly caring about their athletes and also being wonderful people and friends.
So I guess it’s been a week of thankful running!
Here are the 11 weeks postpartum pics!
Have you been braving the ice/snow/dangerously cold temps this week?
Anything you’ve been especially thankful for this week?
Strong ankles, weak ankles or just normal?