So...apparently women who exercise after pregnancy are much less likely to get depressed post-partum. This article says so and I'm sure there are many other articles saying the same thing...
Well, I have always enjoyed exercise for stress relief and just to feel good overall. Luckily, I have been exercising a lot since having Jack because I HAVE NO CHOICE. He makes me. He is a motion junkie. He loves to be on the move or else he cries. We're constantlyyyyyyyyyy walking. That's why I think the jogging stroller and pedometer are so great. Today we walked a total of 5.5 miles. But today, for the first time, I actually ran a pretty good chunk. We walked 1.9 miles this morning. This afternoon, we went for the remainder...I probably ran 3 of the 3.5 miles. How did I do that? Here's how. Unfortunately, I was WALKING through the neighborhood and a little ways up was this woman RUNNING up the hill with a DOUBLE jogging stroller. I felt like such a wimp WALKING with my SINGLE jogging stroller. So...I started running. I hoped she would turn a corner so I could forget that she is running with a double jogging stroller...she didn't turn fast enough and by then I felt like I was in a groove anyway.
So we had a nice run today for the first time...Jack rewarded me by being a complete grump tonight but he is cute anyway. I can't help but laugh sometimes at how dramatic he seems. Even the nurse at the doctors office has commented on how he is somewhat dramatic seeming. Soon, I'll have HIM push ME in the stroller while I sleep.