running with bebe

I’m mildly obsessed with several ideas from the book Bringing up Bebe. The author (who’s American) mentions more than once that French women appear to effortlessly shrink back to pre-pregnancy size soon after they give birth just by “paying attention” to what they eat. She never mentions these women exercising so I had to look for other guidance when it came to working out with Baby A.
I started by looking into running with him- something I’d read on the Bob stroller website I’d need to wait 8 months to start. Every online baby & running forum I found lead me to believe Baby A would be fine and probably even enjoy a run already, so on Wednesday we tried it. Then on Thursday we ran again. We kept it short the first time and he didn’t complain a bit. The next day as soon as we started moving he did his excited baby dance then promptly fell asleep. My knee felt better than usual so I ran a nice loop around Stow lake then took the hill crossover to the Sunset district to run an errand. For my entertainment we jogged back through the alleyway where tourists learn to ride segways, then headed home.
I’m planning on running at least twice a week as I prepare for my sprint triathlon so I’m thrilled Baby A will be joining me!

the workout:
5 min warmup, 16 min jog, 5 min cool down with toe-heel walks

3.4 mile run, averaging just under 11 min mile pace, including walk breaks!

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