Its been 7 weeks post c section and the birth of my second child, our baby girl, Aiste. Winter has come, left and returned to Vernon. We have been up the mountain (Sovereign Lakes and Silverstar Mountain resort) cross country skiing the last 3 weekends and that has been great. I have had Aiste on my front in the Bjorn and Andrew has been pulling Tav in the sled. We have both been skate skiing. With me slowly increasing my strength and endurance and Andrew's added drag we are a fairly good match in our speeds at the moment. I love cross skiing as we can enjoy it as a family together, its a great workout and an effective cross training activity for SUP and all summer sports in fact. We have been also getting Tav on his skis each week and his development and stoke is insane.
I have also started re-introducing my body to running but its slow. I still have to throw in some walking when it starts to feel uncomfortable but each day it feels a little better. I push the double chariot and luckily both kids fall asleep. Its what Tav's been doing since he was born and now Aiste is getting used to it. I am also lucky that they both like being in there together... it is rather cramped for space, I have Aiste in the baby sling and Tav in the regular seat. I hope the chariot naps continue as it gets us all out int he fresh air and I get some exercise:)
I have been out for my first SUP this weekend. It was short, calm, and cruisy. It was so nice to get on the water and although cold a beauty time of year as the lake is silent and peaceful. I look forward to slowly increasing my intensity and power and start training properly for some races in 2018:)
At home: at night, or if both kids happen to be sleeping at the same time in the day, I started doing some strength work. Nothing sweaty yet just easy bodyweight exercises, some TRX, and band work. It's been short and sweet but again just a reintroduction as I slowly increase both intensity and time when it allows.
In general I have been feeling pretty good. Pretty hungry all the time and mildly permanently tired but oh so happy. Andrew and I work together with the kids and it makes it manageable and fun.
Looking forward to the ever changing adventures
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