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Mileage Monday

What a week! I have to say it’s a lot harder to be motivated to exercise when I can’t run, however, I’ve got my father’s tenacity and my mother’s dedication, so… I’m… really obsessive. But hey, it works.

The week started out alright but then it took a turn for the amazing once we had the ultrasound that showed not only a healthy baby in there but a big healthy baby in tharrrr. Finding out this information leaves me with three conclusions:

  1. All this healthy eating is paying off
  2. My baby likes mileage
  3. I better have him a couple weeks early or I will no longer have a vagina and an anus; I will have a vag-anus.

I started out on the bike and then finished on my feet (25 miles of running…all crammed within the last 3 days). Here’s how it went down:

Monday– 60 minute bike ride, and then all my strength stuff.

Tuesday– Another 60 minutes on the bike. La la la la la la. No strength work today.

Wednesday– 30 min bike, 3 mile walk, strength

Thursday– 60 min bike

Friday– We had the ultrasound and the baby is BIGGER than what’s typical for his gestation, so off I went for a 3 mile run! I dragged Andrew with me.

Saturday– Wadaabam. Andrew took Callum with him to drop his two kids off down at Whidbey Island so I had a few hours to myself again! SO I RAN! Because the baby is a good size and everyone can eff right off. I did 15 miles at a 9 min/mile pace. My left foot is a little tender (not surprising) so I’m icing it and hoping it stfu.

Sunday– Well, for the first time in forever, I didn’t wake up hungry today, but I didn’t start running right away so by the time I got on the treadmill and clocked a couple of miles, my stomach started growling. So I hopped off at 3.5 miles, ate a bunch of food and then ran 3.5 miles in the afternoon. I ran out of time for strength work; I’ll do it tomorrow for sure.

What was your week like? Do you have any niggly injuries?


{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Amy Lauren July 23, 2017, 4:29 pm

    I have a niggly peroneal tendon on my left calf. Hate that joker. If I foam roll and get massages it stays tame thankfully. Can’t believe you ran 15 miles at that pace while pregnant! I am glad everything was okay and cool with the ultrasound and hope the pregnancy still continues to go well.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 24, 2017, 7:35 am

      Thanks Amy! Sucky about that calf issue. I think each one of us has SOMEthing that has a tendency to pop up. It’s only normal.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes July 24, 2017, 9:23 am

    My calf is a niggle all the time and makes my PF flare up. I got some Smartwool compression socks that are making a huge difference! So happy that the baby is healthy and yay that you can start running again!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 24, 2017, 9:27 pm

      What? I need to know more about this smartwool stuff! Have you blogged about it? Do you wear them in the summer? Aren’t they too hot for your feet?

  • Ana July 24, 2017, 9:49 am

    I am so happy that you are able to get back to running!! this baby is going to be born running!! Stay awesome!

    My one annoying injury I can’t get away from is shin splints, they always come back as soon as I hit 10 miles… ugh!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 24, 2017, 9:26 pm

      Ohhhhh… shin splints are relentless. I heard stretching the calves helps with that? Or something. Tequila? Ugh. I dunno. Crappy deal.

  • Suzlyfe July 24, 2017, 5:28 pm

    My SI Joint is a little icky right now. Which you know sends me off the deep end…

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 24, 2017, 9:20 pm

      That’s from the relaxin hormone!!!

  • Laura July 25, 2017, 9:06 am

    15 miles at 33 weeks, you’re a beast! At 33 weeks I was trying to keep Hannah from escaping!

    Yay for healthy growing baby, that was always the best news- just hearing how good she was doing made me feel so much better each time

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 25, 2017, 4:30 pm

      That’s how I was when I was pregnant with Jake too (my first baby). I was on bed rest and it totally sucked! Totally worth it though, OF COURSE. Ah, kids. They’re killing us all slowly. <3

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 2, 2017, 9:45 am

    Hooray for big healthy babies.

    Boo for vag-anus.

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