Ugh this sciatica thing…
I am happy to report that I am running again. Slowly. The past three days I have actually gotten around 5 miles at an 8:30-9 min/mile pace. It took a while to build up to just that and that seems to be my upper limit for now. I still feel a slight pull in my butt while running which is irritating but not painful. just weird. It gets stronger the faster I go. But I trust my chiro. She tells me that this will take awhile to get completely better, but that it will. And then I will just have to make sure I get adjusted monthly. Right now I am going weekly or more often. Not sure how much this will cost me. I know I wasted 20 bucks seeing my doctor about it. He gave me a naproxen scrip that I didn’t bother filling because I’m breastfeeding and ibuprofen is safer. I was hoping for some kind of muscle relaxer that would loosen up my lower back.
The weather has been a bit arctic lately, but hopefully I can head outside soon and see how my hips react to that. I think I will register for a half marathon in IL if running goes well during the next week or so. It’s at the end of April. Kind of disappointed that I am not in marathon shape, but I will just have to be patient and wait for fall. And hope to be injury free the rest of the year.
I was finally able to drop my middle of the night pump. Fifteen weeks of waking up to pump. It feels amazing to get 6 hours of consecutive sleep. My current schedule has me pumping at 10 p.m. which is kind of late for me, then waking up at 4:30 to pump again. When I’m done pumping, I do my run or workout, shower, and then pump again while waiting for E to wake up. Yesterday she woke up at 6:30 and then we napped on the couch after she ate. Today she was still sleeping when I left for work at 8. But Red was up at 6:45 so I had to skip my nap. I hope to start sleeping til 5 eventually, unless I have a long run to do.
I finally pulled the trigger and booked a Disney vacation for September. Red really wants to be there during their Halloween stuff. So do I. The very night I booked the trip, RKY’s mom texted me and asked if we wanted to go to Orlando with them in November. I was like WTF why did I book that today?! Nonrefundable deposit. But this way we get to be there for Halloween and my mom gets to come! And then maybe we will go again in November. I am not too sure about traveling that far with a 1 yr old. E is staying home with RKY during the Sept trip. I’m super excited to go, but it’s still 8 months away. I hope she’s big enough to ride Big Thunder Mountain!