Woo hoo! I was able to do my goal of 3 miles straight for my first run since the surgery. Conquered it in 28:45. So I didn't lose much speed or, it appears, stamina.
It was definitely noticeable running without the huge amount of skin hanging in the front. The incision bothered me a little when I started running. I could feel - like - pulling on it. Then as I warmed up, it got better. But about 1 mile in, I could really feel it on my rear area and I was thinking "It feels like when your pants are 1/2 way down your ass." A little bit later I reached around AND MY RUNNING SKIRT WAS 1/2WAY DOWN MY ASS!!! It wasn't the incision at that point but instead the elastic waistband!!!! OMG. My running skirt is a medium and clearly I need to take it in some LMAO.
The abs didn't hurt a bit during the run, but as soon as I stopped, there was definite pain. It lasted about 30 minutes and then went away. I didn't wear my compression garment while running and I think I will next time to see if that helps. It also might help with the swelling. I was told to expect a LOT of swelling when I resumed working out, but holy hell - I am so swollen it feel like someone could stick me with a pin and I would deflate like a balloon.
Weight lifting for the first time tomorrow!!