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Mileage Monday

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?

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  • Tami Griffiths July 2, 2017, 3:20 pm

    You absolutely amaze me girlfriend…. I am just sitting here shaking my head! Your speed is always incredible to me, but that pregnant and I still couldn’t catch up to you if I tried!! I LOVE IT!! I’m so glad your felling great and your continuing to get at it! I look forward to seeing your little addition to your family soon! Complete rest day here! LAZY!! Laundry and a marathon of ” Naked and Afraid” on TV! ??

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 2, 2017, 3:45 pm

      You’re not the first person that’s shaken their head at me… but usually for other less admirable reasons. 😛 Thank you for your support, Tami! It means a lot to me, although it really makes me miss you more. 🙁 How about you guys meet us back in Arizona in February for the marathon? OH PLEASE OH PLEASE!!???!?!?

      Naked and Afraid? I’ve never heard of it but it sounds amazing! Ha ha! You’re awesome.

      • Tami Griffiths July 3, 2017, 2:21 pm

        I should get down there to AZ again! Such a fun run!!! Doing a 50K here in oct ?‍♀️, then Vegas 1/2 in Nov… discovery channel! Naked and afraid! You have to find it!!! You will crack up!!!

  • Amy Lauren July 2, 2017, 3:22 pm

    Great week of running and an awesome tempo run! I’m 0 weeks pregnant and probably couldn’t do a 4 mile tempo in this crazy HEAT. I’m glad your hip pain is gone and think it’s awesome you had Mexican food on Canada Day- way to celebrate in your own way, right? I think your baby is going to come out running… like totally skip walking and crawling.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 2, 2017, 3:42 pm

      It’s funny that you say that about the baby coming out running. I actually kinda wonder if he’s getting used to all this movement and when he comes out he’s going to be annoyed at the stillness and fussy, and want to be picked up and held all the time! Am I creating a monster? HA HA! Oh no. :/

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile July 2, 2017, 4:19 pm

    You are amazing. Im so glad the hips stuff has cleared up for you!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 3, 2017, 7:45 am

      Thanks Lisa. I was a bit worried about that!

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run July 2, 2017, 5:23 pm

    I’m glad running still makes you feel good. I’m sure it’s helping you feel somewhat normal too, right?

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 3, 2017, 7:45 am

      Oh yeah, totally! On any given day it feels like an alien has invaded by body but when I run I’m like ahhh…there’s Suzy. There she is.

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home July 3, 2017, 5:09 am

    I’m happy and amazed that you are still running! You look so cute, too!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 3, 2017, 7:44 am

      Thanks! I’m no less amazed myself, I promise.

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe July 3, 2017, 5:16 am

    If people shake their head at you, shake your fist at them.
    Picture it, a pregnant lady running and shaking her fist at people would be pretty funny. Plus, you could easily blame hormones.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 3, 2017, 7:44 am

      Especially if I was running away from the border toward some Mexican food!

  • Ana July 3, 2017, 9:59 am

    Keep on running!! you are awesome!

    I always crave the most Mexican things on American holidays, it must be because of the celebrations that make me think comfort food. I would say that being able to leave Canada on Canada day is your right as a Canadian…. does that sound too American to say?

  • San July 6, 2017, 4:43 pm

    Now you actually carry a nice bump when you run… that’s like extra-workout, right?

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets July 10, 2017, 12:26 pm

    You’re an animal. You amaze me.

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