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Running to Me: The No Training, Training Plan – Working Out Post Baby

Posted Apr 01 2013 8:25pm

running-shoes Three months post baby and it’s safe to say that my regular workout schedule has changed. I typically would be well into a training plan for a half marathon, triathlon or other race this time if year, but here I find myself trying to work up the stamina to sign up for a 5k.

In January I decided to eye a race in April as a good way to set a goal to get back into my running rhythm. The training plan: whatever I could fit in.

Some things to keep in mind when your training agenda goes out the window:
- If you were a seasoned athlete before a scheduling hiccup, you haven’t lost your athletic ability. Muscle memory is a beautiful thing. Give your body credit.

photo (24) - Any workout is better than none. 15 minutes in the morning, followed by 30 in the afternoon. Sometimes flexibility is a pleasant unexpected change.

- Make every minute of your workout count. If I only get 15 minutes, I push myself as hard as I can. The Crossfit mentality of less is more.

Incorporating my babe has been the easiest way to get in my workout without interruption. God bless the Bob Revolution.

As long as you stay focused and have the want to train, you’ll accept the challenges. Let go of the check boxes. I know I’m not 100% for the upcoming race, but I’ll give 110% and trust my body to get me through it!

Do you have any spring races coming up? Would love to hear how you’re staying on track.

- Nichole

(Nichole’s motto is to take life, fitness and well-being in stride. Nichole is an overall sports enthusiast with a serious love for running, cycling, triathlons, hiking, skiing, and well, almost anything outdoors. Nichole believes working out and staying fit should be a lifestyle and not “work.” You can check her out on her blog  LivefortheRun , or follow along on Twitter  @livefortherun .)

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