Last week I took a bit of a break (mostly due to no internet connection). We booked a last minute flight to Phoenix to visit with my parents for four days. While the trip was short and sweet, it was so nice to let my parents see Weston.
I got in two really great runs there and the feeling of dry, smooth pavement felt amazing beneath my feet. We ran early to avoid the heat because by noon most days it was nearing 30 degrees.
Other than that we enjoyed lazy days in the backyard and taking short road trips to the hills. Every time I see my parents now it gets harder to leave. Maybe it is because I have a baby or I am becoming more sentimental with age. Living away from your family is a hard thing. While you get to miss a lot of the family drama, you miss the little things too. Like coffee with my dad, shoe shopping with my mom and even watching TV together on the couch.
In other news, I found out that I have a mild case of diastasis recti or post natal ab separation. I suspected something wasn't quite right but shrugged it off. I will be going for physio to try and improve it but it is very frustrating to thing I have been doing ALL the wrong core work. I might have to start running with ab ab splint but will find out more after my complete assessment. I have found this resource very helpful in the meantime.
Does anyone else feel like we don't talk enough about proper post natal after care?? In the rush to get back in shape, we gloss over the importance of pelvic floor health and core stability.
Postpartum fitness really is a journey!