I hammered out 65 big ones this week, and did strength work twice. I can really feel my loose pregnant hips. It’s hard to explain, but I’ll try! Okay, so pretend a truck is pulling a trailer, right? Except rather than have the trailer up close to the hitch, it’s let out by an extra 5 feet of rope or chain and just kinda fishtailing behind the truck. It doesn’t hurt at all when I run, but I can sense that if I were to say, hop down off a curb, or twist my torso to pick up something heavy, my SI joint would slip. So each step I take is intentional and light, if that makes sense. I keep my body linear and if I have to shoulder check to cross a road, I stop, turn around to check, and then run across when it’s clear rather than twist my body while my legs go straight.
Here’s what my week looked like:
Monday– I pushed Callum in the stroller for a VERY hilly 4 miles. When we got back, I gave him my phone to play on while I finished up my run with 3 miles on the treadmill. My body wants more, but I’m trying to be more balanced and healthy and not so damn obsessive. I think I’ll crank the tunes and do 200 squats instead.
Tuesday– So great! Our weather is the absolute shits, but Lora and I ran 11 miles through it anyway. I drove Katie out to Lora’s and while she hung out with the boys, Lora and I ran and then picked up a pizza and some snacks for dinner.
Wednesday– Callum napped for an hour today and I hit the treadmill for a 10 min warmup, with 8 minutes at 8.5 mph with 4 min recovery (7.5 mph), then 6 minutes hard with 3 min recovery, then 4 min hard with 2 min recovery, then 2 min hard with 1 min recovery and then I finished it off to make it 7 miles total. It felt good to work a little harder than normal.
Thursday– I started out with 4 miles on the treadmill and then finished the run with a super hilly 4 miler with the stroller. Ooof.
Friday– I ran a suuuuper slow 7 miles early on the treadmill and then I ran hard with the stroller for 3 miles later on.
Saturday– I did this run later in the day and while it was slower (8:45 min/miles for 10 miles), I didn’t have to stop for any potty breaks, and the rain cleared up just before I headed out and I even had some sun come through! I did strength work and a tonne of squats.
Sunday– The sun came out just in time for Lora and I to run a very windy 12-13 miler. We kept an average 8:23 pace which surprised me, actually, because the wind was so strong that at times it felt like we were running on the spot. I think I pulled my right quad a bit doing all the squats yesterday as I felt it on this run, but it’s just sore–not injured.
Have you ever pulled a trailer? Backed one up?
Squats are supposed to target the glutes but all I ever feel during and after doing squats is my quads! Why? Anyone else?