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W1R1: first post-partum run and, to my delighted surprise, I didn't wee myself.

And none of my organs fell out into the mud. And schlepping about with the baby in the sling seems to have made me fitter than I realised because at the end of my 1 minute runs I was a) still breathing through my nose and b) hungry hungry hungry for more.

Maybe I wept a little bit with the unadulterated joy of being out after such a long hiatus and a pretty near-deathy kind of labour that left me mutilated and anaemic. Or maybe it was just rain on my face. And eyeballs. πŸ˜‰

It is flipping beautiful out there!

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Brilliant run, you are backπŸ‘πŸΌ

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Nice to read you’re on the road again. Congratulations, but blimey you chose a cold day for your comeback. ..

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Perfect! I did wear a merino vest, fleece, AND lightweight down jacket though.

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πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Well done, Tea Fairy! I can feel your elation bursting off the screen. Very pleased for you. Keep it up!

Sadie-runs 😘

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Very, very well done... back on track and looking strong :)

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Do I take it you enjoyed it, welcome to the place to change your life!

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I bloody love running - was doing regular 10-milers in the hills after my first go round c25k and before motherhood, but it's been over a year so I'm trying to ease myself back in responsibly!

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Sorry missed the "Graduate" so welcome back and I'm sure you'll soon be back to full running fitness

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No worries. I'm being tentative but I've got a spring half in mind...we shall see!

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Well done...i never did anything like this after any of my 4 births...always felt like my womb was about to fall out at the best of times without running!!!thats brilliant x

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Haha, the fear of falling-out is real! Does that get better? I did make to GP do a proper exam before heading out, but still terrifying πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚.

And delivering 4 babies is hardcore enough without running after each one!

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They are 21,19,16 & 4.i had my last baby when i was 40 but have never run until a couple of months ago!!!wish i had done this years ago 😊 keep up the good work xx

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I dunno; Nicky Spinks is 50 and is an absolute running goddess - you've still plenty of time!

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Haha...pigs might fly πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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Clap along if you know what happiness is to you.

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I'm happy and I know it πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Oh, this made me laugh tea fairy! Glad it went well for you today!πŸ™‚

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great news Teaf! I bet that wa such a relief!

I got overdressed today too πŸ˜ƒ

You’ll be stronger now πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβœ”οΈ

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There's so much walking in week 1 I needed it - however brisk my walking was, the temperature was brisker!

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Ooooh you're back πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸŽ‰πŸ˜Š

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Hooray! Well done, it is great that you are back out running πŸ˜€πŸŽ‰

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Fantastic πŸ˜€ had to giggle at ur no wee comment πŸ˜‚ xx

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Forceps assisted delivery of 10lb9oz back-to-back baby means every time I don't wee myself is an achievement πŸ†πŸ˜‰

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