the prospect of having a third child in less than 10 weeks is not totally freaking you out, but rather the thought of taking a break from running is keeping you up at night.
Am I completely sick in the head?
OK, don't answer that? I know I am.
You see, I've done the whole kid thing before. I know what's coming. Sure, the adjustment will be rough, but at least I'm fully aware of what to expect. But I've never (in the whole year and a half I've been running) taken more than six days off. And that was immediately after the marathon. In fact, since the marathon, there has only been one week where I didn't run at least four days..
I'm addicted, and I'm pretty sure that taking time off is going to put me into withdrawal.
And I'm not even sure which part is scarier for me. The whole taking time off and having to slowly come back or the "running itch" I'm bound to develop, which will probably lead to a too early return. I don't really like either scenario. Seriously, sometimes I just wish I was lazy. Then I wouldn't have these problems ...
I'm not trying to tell you how YOUR life with 3 will be, but I will tell you this...
Having a third child is NOT the same as having a 2nd child. On one hand, you will be up and moving again ASAPP with preschool, gymnastics, and Stroller Strides... however, you'll equally be stalled in limbo watching the clock tick as you suddenly exclaim, "Wait, today is Tuesday? I THOUGHT today was Monday! OMG! Everyone put your shoes on we're going to be late to XYZ!" Trust me on this, it's a universal 3rd child experience. I think baby brain is worse with the third one...
So yes, you MIGHT get a crazy running bug and want to run at day 3, but at the same time, you MIGHT not be able to fit in into your crazy mad schedule for a few days either... As for me, the third one was a LOT harder than the first 2 physically, but easier emotionally.
I was running at a week out with my second. Not far but it satisfied my urge. You will know what your body can do
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