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Mileage Monday

Well, hey there! I was on tap for a 55-60 mile week until Friday happened, but I’m super happy to get 50 miles at this point! I’m happy to get any miles at this point, actually, and running has helped me keep my sanity and some sense of normalcy.

The baby is super low and right. there. so I have lots of pelvic pressure and nerve compression, but once I warm up slowly, I’m good to go. I did a few walking miles this week but I only counted my running miles toward my weekly 50 miles. This is what my week looked like as far as running!

Monday– 8 early treadmill miles at 9:13 min/mile pace

Tuesday– Getting a bit miserable. I ran 7 miles, some on the treadmill, some outside, at about a 10 min/mile pace. I walked 3 miles later on in the evening but I don’t count them as running miles. SIGH. Baby needs to exit stage south.

Wednesday– I ran 3 miles at 9:13 pace, then 2 miles at 8:57 pace, 2 miles at 8:34 pace, and then the last 3 miles at 9:13 pace to make it 10 miles for the day. YEAHYAAHHHH felt like gold.

Thursday– I had a decent sleep last night with barely any contractions (AMAZING) so I slept in until 7:20 this morning! I got an 8 mile treadmill run done while Callum played on my phone and tortured Katie. I did the same interval workout I did last week, minus the 7:30 min/mile. My right piriformis is getting sore because my SI joint is all janky from the baby. No point in going to physio now, though. I’ll just hang in there.

Friday– Well…. i managed a suuuuuper slow 7 miles on the treadmill and then walked the last mile to make 8 (but I’m only counting 7!!!)

Saturday– After a very, VERY long night and day, I needed to reset my normalcy button so I hit the treadmill for 1 mile of walking and 4 miles of running at a 9:13 min/mile pace. MAN do I ever feel good. If running was a thing, I’d kiss it right now. Maybe even a little butt grab and a grope.

Sunday– After 10 (broken) hours of Gravol-induced sleep, I ran 6 miles on the treadmill at 9:13 min/mile pace to make it 50 miles for the week!

If running was a noun, what would you do to it?

{ 14 comments… add one }
  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home August 27, 2017, 12:03 pm

    This is me with my mouth hanging open. You can’t see it, but that’s what it is.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 27, 2017, 11:16 pm

      Awe, shucks. I hope you have cake nearby. 😛

  • Amy Lauren August 27, 2017, 1:17 pm

    ^ I’m with Wendy. It wouldn’t surprise me for you to log 30-40 miles the week OF giving birth, all before going to the hospital.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 27, 2017, 11:15 pm

      My ultimate fantasy was getting in a 20-miler the day before having the baby! Not gonna happen now, but how cool would that have been?!?! HA HA!

  • Lisa @ Mile by mile August 27, 2017, 3:35 pm

    I agree with Wendy and Amy. You continue to amaze me! I do hope things move along more quickly for you now. Im glad that running is helping you feel better!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 27, 2017, 11:15 pm

      Thanks! I feel really fortunate to be able to continue running. I don’t take a single mile for granted–I promise.

  • Kimberly August 27, 2017, 5:31 pm

    You, my dear, are a rockstar

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 27, 2017, 11:14 pm

      Awe, thank youuuuuuuu <3

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 27, 2017, 5:54 pm

    Baby needs to exit stage south. <– this made me laugh so hard.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 27, 2017, 11:14 pm

      I feel like a champion for making the ultimate jokester laugh! YAY!

  • Gretchen August 28, 2017, 5:20 am

    I can’t wait until I read a blog post that says “wasn’t able to run this week because I finally gave birth!” Until then, I’m glad you’re able to stay active and sane..and I’m sure Andrew and the kids feel the same way 😉

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 28, 2017, 6:46 am

      Oh, they’re all being driven NUTS by all of this, no doubt! I feel totally sorry for them. NOT.

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe August 28, 2017, 6:03 am

    I think J is goiing to come out with a singlet on. And maybe a garmin or something. I wonder how many miles HE’S run in utero. You are doing your part, but is he??

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 28, 2017, 6:45 am

      I’m trying to figure out what you call him J! I feel bad because it was probably some inside joke that we made but now I can’t remember for the life of me what it was. I put frozen veggies in the pantry the other day, so it’s not personal. HA!

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