You miss it… or the way it used to feel at least. Maybe you are wondering if your PR days are behind you or if running will ever feel good so that you can fully enjoy it again. It’s a part of you - your me time, your stress relief, your main mode of physical fitness…. or all of the above.
You now find yourself in uncharted territory (or maybe you’ve been here before and realize you need more support/structure this time). You’ve just grown a whole human inside of you! You’re tired, scratch that, exhausted and probably a little (or a lot) overwhelmed. You NEED that run, that thing that makes you feel like you again.
…but you’re frustrated by the generic, contradictory, and not-so-helpful advice?
"At 6 weeks you’re good to go. Just jump back into what you were doing before... but go slow...listen to your body."
"Wait until 3 to 6 months before you even start back to running. Don’t do this, don’t do that…”
"The aches and pains and maybe a little peeing your pants while you run are just part of your new normal."
You need and deserve better!
THE START FORMULA
Tune In to the signs and signals your body is giving you about what it’s ready for (aka. what listen to your body actually means).
Align your posture so that your core, pelvic floor, and breath can fully support your body and movement.
Restore functional movement patterns affected by pregnancy and needed to run efficiently.
Trust in the process by taking the guess work out of it and trust in your body by fully understanding the support it needs right now.
You just need strategy to get back to 100% (or better). I truly believe that taking the time to work these foundations will set you up to come back stronger than ever!
This Road Map will help with that!
Alison Marie Helms, PhD.
Women's Strength and Running Coach
I'm a certified personal trainer and running coach, pregnancy/postpartum corrective exercise specialist, running enthusiast turned strength training advocate, and creator of the Women's Running Academy.