I’m so happy to be able to keep running at nearly 31 weeks pregnant! This is amazing! It feels SO GOOD. It’s getting harder and harder to move around normally. Bending over, getting out of bed or up off the couch, you know, basic things I used to take for granted are becoming a huge chore. My feet are starting to swell a bit and I feel heavy and lethargic so it’s difficult to imagine that running would make me feel better but it does! Every single time I force myself to get on the treadmill or outside, I feel a zillion times better. Digestion and circulation improve, my body feels lighter, and my mood lifts a bit.
My hip pain has disappeared and so I started back up with my hip and glute exercises this week. As for running, I hit 65 miles total, with a few miles at a speedier pace on Saturday which felt so invigorating. It’s definitely noticeable now that I can’t hit the fast paces but it still felt fantastic to run hard (ish) again. I’m still very cautious, of course. Balance is a tricky thing!
Monday– Well, I only meant to run 7 miles today (I headed out in the early morning for a cool-ish and very slow 7) but then I had to force-nap Callum in order to get him into bed later so that he’d sleep in later (his bedtime has been getting pushed forward too much) so I pushed him for 5 miles in the stroller. I stayed in the shade the best that I could and he fell asleep in the first 10 minutes. He needed it, and I felt okay, actually!
Tuesday– I was able to run 8 miles while my mom played with Callum (she came over after Katie’s grade 6 awards ceremony) and then I FINALLY got to run with Lora in the afternoon! She’s dealing with a sore hamstring so she was okay to run 9+ minute miles with me! We covered 5 miles on a grassy trail in the afternoon sun and caught up on life.
Wednesday– Just a simple 8 miler on the treadmill at 9 min/mile pace.
Thursday– I ran 8 treadmill miles early this morning at a 9 min/mile pace and then 3 more this afternoon with Andrew and Callum outside in the heat!
Friday– Gah. Callum still isn’t sleeping well and it’s killing me. I set my alarm clock for 6 to run before Andrew had to leave for work but Callum was up at 5, so no need for an alarm. I hung out and let Andrew sleep until 7 and then I ran 5 miles before he left and then 2 more on the treadmill.
Saturday– I can’t believe how great of a run I had today! I warmed up on the treadmill for 5 miles because that’s how long it took me to completely empty my bladder of even a single drop, and then I headed out for 4 tempo miles at 7:34 min/mile pace! It felt amazing! No more SI hip pain at all. YAY!
Sunday– Just an easy 5 miles at around a 10 min/mile pace!
What are you guys up to this long weekend? Canada Day was yesterday and I know my American friends have their holiday on the 4th. We actually crossed the border last night for Mexican food at El Nopal! Is it wrong to leave Canada on Canada Day?