My son came into our world in an unplanned Cesarean section delivery 9 months ago. I believe that I have finally designed the perfect workout guide for post-Cesarean section birth runners looking to do more than just finish their race. This guidebook will not be one of those “how to get your body back”-“how to get your flat tummy back”-“how to have the most energy with your nutrition for getting your body back” guides. I am not a personal trainer, a doctor, or a health-nut (sorry, too many good craft breweries and pizza parlors in the world).
I am just a very average woman who became fed up without giving up!
This will be a specific, step-by-step guide that offers:
1) insight into the little aches and pains you may feel - What they are and how to get rid of them;
2) resources and discussion on pain management specific to post c-section delivery running;
3) diagrammatic illustrations outlining the pelvic floor and how it relates to running and the rest of your body (and why it matters); &
4) a realistic time frame with a template for a schedule that you create based on your available time (and baby's schedule)
My book will exist because I could not find what I was looking for when I needed it.
Part of the reason? I was not exactly sure what I was looking for because I could not initially pinpoint my problem. However, after countless slow-as-molasses miles and sore, sometimes painful crotchal region (later I found out this is called the pelvic floor), I believe that I finally was able to recognize the problem(s) and therefore craft and build a very effective workout that both eliminated the pain and shaved off minutes.
If you are reading this and you are one of those amazing women who had a c-section and got right back to where you were in your running with no problems, I commend and adore you and wish I had known you and your wisdom at that time. Feel free to contact me with your experience, and I will gladly incorporate it into this book! For that matter, I welcome any and all first-hand, real experience and advice from other women on the topic.
I have a skeletal plan and pile of notes and images sitting on my hard drive, waiting to be hammered and drilled and stuffed and painted until the day they actually become something useful to someone. But if you find yourself in a similar situation prior to 2020, let me know! We can chat over woodfired pizzas and beers or rootbeers.