I brought my mileage down to a much more acceptable 63 miles this week. This is the first week where I actually feel pregnant when I’m running. I feel pressure, or a heaviness down there. It doesn’t hurt at all; it’s just noticeable. It makes me go “Hey, I feel you, I know you’re there and I’ll take care of you.” If I don’t sound like a total whack job now, then I’m not sure what it’s going to take.
Monday– I headed out for an early morning run and only had time for 5 miles, so I took off with the running stroller and pushed Callum for another 3 miles later on!
Tuesday– I ran 4 miles with Andrew while I pushed Callum in the stroller and then I ran another slow 4 miles on the treadmill after Callum went to bed.
Wednesday– A much needed friend with Lora. We managed an 8 miler while Katie babysat Callum (the kids are on Spring Break right now).
Thursday– 2 mile warm-up, 4 miles at 7:13 min/mile pace with a half mile recovery, then 2 miles at 6:53 min/mile pace with a half mile recovery, then 3 miles back at 7:13 min/mile pace with a cool down mile to make it 13 miles total. I wouldn’t want to push myself any harder than that, but it felt absolutely amazing. The best run I’ve had in a long time.
Friday– Just an easy-paced 5 mile recovery run after last night’s run.
Saturday– After I dropped Jake off at work, I ran 6 miles in the rain and then finished it off with a mocha. Sweet rewards!
Sunday– THE SUN CAME OUT! And I was able to do my long run with Lora! BEST DAY EVERRRRR. I am so happy. We ran 15 miles together at just over an 8 min/mile pace and talked the whole damn time.
I did 3 days of strength work and although it’s tough to stay consistent with it, I’m really glad I have. Strength training has kept my body strong, stable and healthy and I am so grateful.
What’s your weather like?
GIVE ME ALL THE SUNLIGHT! I’m not coming inside until the sun goes down.
What are you holding in your hands right this second?