Thwap! Went My Belly: Remembering The First Postpartum Run

This weekend Chicago will host 45,000 runners for its popular marathon. Running a marathon is a spectacular accomplishment, and I had a very emotional and proud moment crossing those finish lines after 26.2 miles.

Surprise, surprise, guess who cried after she completed the marathon? ME!

Surprise, surprise, guess who cried after she completed the marathon? ME!

But this weekend, somewhere a newish mother is going to hear the unmistakable “thwap thwap” of her postpartum belly as she sets out for her first post-baby run. For her, I cheer loudest.

Read here at the Momoir Blog about my first run after my older child was born by C-section.  Happy running!  Happy parenting!

8 thoughts on “Thwap! Went My Belly: Remembering The First Postpartum Run

  1. Wow. I commend you, not a 13.1 even butva 26.2 i hadn’t been to the gym or done more than walking for 5 years, yea I know…. I went back and did the treadmill, a 3k in 44 min, not stellar but I was damned proud. I have asthma and when I run even a bit my HR skyrockets past danger zone so I have to be wimpy and I hate it. So marathoners have my respect and admiration.

  2. that’s amazing that you ran a marathon!! i’d cry to if actually finished!! i’m going out for a run now – i’m newly inspired! .. but really, the thwack thwack.. hee hee.. funny. ;)

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