Cullen’s Baptism + 16 Weeks Postpartum Running

February 16, 2015

On Saturday, Cullen was baptized!

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We didn’t intentionally plan it, but what a better way to show our love for Cullen and the love God has for us by baptizing Cullen on Valentine’s Day.

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We had several friends and family attend the ceremony, and we were glad they were able to witness Cullen’s baptism.

The priest blessings the waters Cullen would be baptized in.

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Cullen was a very good baby and did so good throughout the ceremony.

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This past week of running went really well for me! I hit 36 miles for the week and am glad I haven’t been having any pain or discomfort in my incision area from my c-section. Here’s a recap on this past week of running 16 weeks postpartum.

February 9 – 15 . . . .16 Weeks Postpartum

Monday

4 miles | time – 37:15 | pace – 9:18

I felt good during this run, but I wish my pace could have been faster. It is frustrating how slow my pace is during the winter.

Tuesday

6 miles | time – 49:30

Ran on the treadmill. I felt good, and my pace was between 8:13 – 8:20. I also lifted weights for 30 minutes.

Wednesday

6 miles – track workout

3 x [2 x 200 meters, 1 x 400 meters]

Splits –

:41, :43, 1:30

:42, :42, 1:32

:41, :42, 1:30

I did a track workout at The Dome (The indoor track here in Anchorage.). It was tough but exactly what I needed.

Thursday

Rest day

Friday

4.5 miles

I did this run on the treadmill. I ran on a treadmill with a screen that played scenes from the last section of the Boston Marathon, so it felt like I was running the course which was a good distraction.

Saturday

10 miles | 1:25

I was planning on running 9 miles, but my loop was over 9 miles, so I tacked on some extra to run 10! I felt good and was glad to be running with a friend.

Sunday

5.5 miles | time – 46:10 | pace – 8:24

I actually ran home from the hockey area, after watching a game. I’m pretty sure I run faster when I have a place to be going!

Total: 36 miles

I am really happy with the progress I made this week. I am still feeling good, so I am going to increasing my mileage this week and am hoping to hit 40 miles.

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