The weeks are FLYING by. I still can’t believe that I’m able to say this but I feel AMAZING. I mean, honestly, if I had to stop running today, I’d still be able to say that I ran like a rock star through most of this pregnancy and really, it’s a gift. Well, I work hard, I do, and so a large part of it is just knowing my body and having that solid fitness base but come on, let’s be honest–I’m a lucky bitch. Pregnancy is extremely touch and go, you know? Like, no–it’s not an illness but man can it ever turn into something that looks and feels like one pretty damn quick.
Alright, so Jake was overdue but that’s because they pumped my body full of anti-labour meds. Freddy was 2 weeks early (and a hefty 8lb 7oz), Katie was 3 weeks early (at 6lb 3oz) and Callum was nearly 4 weeks early (they had to induce me because I had bleeding issues and he was 7lb 12oz) so chances are pretty good that this little boy will come early too. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t already picked out the perfect delivery date. And yes, I’ve heard the quote that goes, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” Let’s just pretend that I have complete control over my life and assume I’ll deliver at 37 weeks. That means I have about 6 weeks left! Of my very last pregnancy!!! I’m going to miss this!
Here’s the good stuff: I gained a pound this week so I’m up to 138lb which is a 15-18lb overall weight gain. I ran 65 miles last week (check out my Mileage Monday post for more details) and although I was unable to run my goal of one mile at marathon race pace, I had some really good runs at sub-7:30 min/miles. The SI joint issue totally cleared up and I’m back to doing my strength work, which feels good too.
I can’t really complain much other than to mention that I still have maaaaaajor indigestion, which thankfully disappears the second the baby is born! Weird, eh? Sometimes when I’m running, my left leg goes a bit dead and my toes go numb and tingle but that’s been happening for several weeks now and there’s no pain associated with it and so I feel comfortable running through it and in fact it feels right to keep the joint mobile otherwise it feels all stiff.
Callum has slept really well for the last couple of days and man, do I ever feel good! A decent sleep makes all the difference. So far, the third trimester has been treating me well.
I think that’s about it!
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