Though I tried running a week or so ago and was able to sort of shuffle/jog, my midwife scared me with the idea that returning to high impact exercise too early could jeopardize pelvic health later in life ie. incontinence in one's 50s. I imagine this will be the first generation of documented running in pregnancy/the postpartum period which means there is no way to either prove or disprove her theory until, say, 20 years from now. So I decided that if I'm going to pee myself when I'm 51, I don't want it to be because I went back to running too early when I was 31. I'm going to try to make it until 6 weeks pp which means I may not be able to do the Thanksgiving Day 10k. Ah well. I have the rest of my life to run - at least until I start peeing myself.
Besides, I should probably give the childbirth experience the respect it deserves. (Borderline 3rd degree tears, anyone? Thank you posterior baby. Oh sorry, TMI? Well let's just say there isn't much room for modesty in this game.)
More to come on pp weight/inch-loss, etc..... (As a statuts update, I will tell you I have 8 lbs out of 22 lbs total gained and 2-3 inches on all the trouble spots left to lose - that's a lot or not very much, depending on who you are- for me, it's a lot less than I had to lose last time at this point. Not having my abdomen swollen from being sliced open helps a lot, I imagine.)