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I had a lot harder time with running after my second pregnancy...because I felt I should be able to run faster/longer than I could.
In my opinion, you should give yourself more than just one goal than running one mile without stopping. If you want to walk, fine. Then maybe push yourself to run/walk further. Eventually you'll not only be able to run a mile non-stop, but you might surprise yourself with more!
I don't know how long it's been since you had your baby...but it takes a lot longer to get back than you probably want to accept. Just celebrate the small victories! Also remember all the other life adjustments you're going through.
Patience and Fortitude - Mom
There ain't a thing I've faced that's been too much for me - Classified "Inner Ninja"
Never let your mind control your body.
If you know that you can then push through it. Set your watch for the intervals that you're planning 5 minutes of running 1 minute of walking (or whatever) and then tell yourself that's what you're going to do. Follow through.
I had my baby 8 months ago and have gone through this. I also had to teach myself to "run a little slower" until my body forgave me for putting it through a pregnancy Eventually, you'll win this battle.
Calgary, AB, Canada
Running never takes more than it gives back. Believe in the run. - Nike
"A runners creed: I will win; if I cannot win, I shall be second; if I cannot be second, I shall be third; if I cannot place at all, I shall still do my best."
I ran all the time before I got pregnant a year ago. I didn't do a lot of long runs but I could run 5 miles with no problem. I quit when I got pregnant and just started back up about 1.5 months ago but I am struggling!
I started by using the "walk some run some" routine which worked great but now my problem is that my body wants to stop every few minuted to walk! I've been trying to complete a mile without stopping but it's been so hard! I just want to finish the dang mile! I know it's a mental block I'm having but I cant seem to get past it. Any suggestions?
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