I went into this week thinking that I’d significantly drop down in mileage just because I’m feeling heavier and my hip has been bugging me, but I ended up running 68 miles for the week anyway. I don’t even really know how it happens. But alas, I have no doubt that my body and baby will force me to drop the miles and when it does, I’ll comply but until then, I’m going to see how much I can do without breaking! Here’s how it all went down:
Monday– Well, first I ran 5 miles in the early morning, outside, super slow, while listening to a podcast. And then Andrew and I dropped Callum off at his parents’ house for half an hour while we ran 3 miles together and I think he was surprised at how slow I was going! I had a stitch in my side–I’m not sure if it’s ligaments stretching or what, but it hurt! It sorted itself out after a mile or two, but then we were pretty much done. I also did my strength work today too, which felt good, although holy hell, I felt really pregnant today. Like, REALLY.
Tuesday– I ran a slow, VERY slow 8 miles early, VERY early this morning and then a speedier 5 miles on the treadmill in the afternoon before the kids came home from school!
Wednesday– So, another double which means another early morning suuuuper slow run (6 miles on the treadmill this time, because my SI joint is fuckered) and then after physio (where my guy mobilized my SI joint for me) I ran a speedier 4 miles in the afternoon.
Thursday– An easy and cool 6 miles this morning pushing Callum in the stroller and then a slow 4 miler with Andrew this evening after Callum went to bed. I had my SI joint mobilized yesterday at physio but it feels like it might be out again. My hips are a bit sore. Maybe this is the beginning of the end!
Friday– I ran an 8 miler on the treadmill this morning at 9:13 min/mile pace while listening to a podcast. My hip is still a little sore, but it’s okay. Then I ran 3 miles with Andrew at night, and I’m really surprised by how good I felt last night and tonight! It’s weird!
Saturday– I did 3 slow miles on the treadmill and then 3 slow miles outside!
Sunday– Callum and I woke up at 5:45, I tried for about an hour to get him to go back to sleep but to no avail, so I handed him to Andrew at around 6:15 and went for a 7 mile run outside at a 10 min/mile pace. When I got home, Andrew was heading out the door and took Callum with him so I drank some water, ate Callum’s pancake and ran a fast 3 miles at a 7:45 min/mile pace. It felt good to pick it up a little.
I only did 2 days of strength work and only arms because my hips have been sore. My left SI joint is a bit inflamed but I only really feel it right after I come back from a run. Sometimes I will sit on an ice pack and that really helps. After about an hour, everything feels ship shape again.
Do you guys ever run or exercise in public wearing just a sports bra (and shorts, or whatever, obviously)?
I can count on one hand how many times I’ve gone for a run in public in a sports bra, but I did it on Sunday for the second, faster run. I was super insecure at first but then I got comfortable after about 10 minutes. It’s weird because I don’t have body issues and don’t normally feel self conscious! I’m not entirely sure what my issue is.
Do you notice that a bit of weight gain/loss affects your running much? How?