I did it again. While walking with Jack this morning, I started drafting a post in my head, and when I got back, I remembered that I’d thought of something, but that’s as far as I can get. I had hoped it would come back to me when I went out for my “run”*, but no luck. Gone forever.
*That’s right! I’ve started exercising (other than walks with the baby in the stroller) again! It’s a “run” because I can’t call it running yet, or even jogging, not really. I’m starting from basically nothing, so I’m back to the walk/jog pattern. Walk for 5 minutes, jog for 1 minute, repeat for at least half an hour (longer when I can get the time). Do that three times a week (at least), for at least two weeks, then walk for 4 minutes, jog for 2. It’ll take a long time, but it’s a safe (injury-free) way to get back to running. And MAN do I want to avoid hurting myself. I miss running. The hard part now is figuring out when I can do it. Jack still has, like, NO pattern. Not for eating, not for sleeping, and that makes it hard to work out with John when I can leave him with Jack during the work day. It’s best (for all three of us) if I go out immediately after feeding the baby, but will that be when John can look away from work for a bit? Hard to say, hard to predict. But we’ll figure it out.
I did see someone using the same brand jogger that I have and actually jogging with it. We exchanged brief hellos, but she went by too quickly for me to ask how hold her baby was when she started jogging with her. The recommended age is 8 months, so it’s likely to be a while before Jack and I jog together.