Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What up, Wilson?

Workout: ~2.75-mile run and quick upper body set

Everyone, I want you to take a moment to stop what you are doing and celebrate. Healthy Strides now has 100 followers! Yay! I want to thank all of you for reading or scrolling past on your reader to blogs you like better. You. Are. Rockstars.

Moving on ...

On Sunday, I ran 2.75-ish miles. Today, I ran 2.75-ish miles. And Thursday, I'll probably run 2.75-ish miles.

See a pattern?

I'm hate to say it, my friends, but the 3-mile runs aren't happening anymore. Nope. It will be 2- milers and 2.5-milers, if I'm lucky. It seems that certain people (ahem, Mark) aren't so cool with the distance. Actually, those people aren't so cool with the running.

Let's look at this morning's post-run conversation (Mark is on spring break).

Mark: I'd sort of like this to be your last run.

Kimberly: I'd sort of like you to be pregnant and gain 20 pounds so I can laugh at you when you eat Frosted Mini Wheats at 3 a.m.

Don't worry - I didn't say that. I am aware that marriage is all about compromise (thanks for the reminder, Grandma) and, you know, he's Mark's baby, too. I think. So I told him I would not run 3 miles and tell him but keep it to 2.something, and he had to go on nightly walks with Denali and me to make up for the mileage. He gets part of what he wants and I get part of what I want.

Don't get me wrong - I know there will be a day when I shouldn't run, when it's not good for me and -----. I just don't think that day is today nor do I think I'll meet it in the next few weeks. We know our bodies best and besides needing a breather halfway through, I feel good. The legs really feel good. My mind feels good. And I'm not ready to give that up yet.

It's been my goal for sometime to go for at least one run in my third trimester. I'll be 26 weeks tomorrow, and the third trimester begins at 28 weeks according to What to Expect - so I've got two weeks. How far I'll go beyond that? Who knows. It's up to my body, baby boy, the doctor and Mark.


  1. That sounds really healthy to me, Kimberly - healthy for you, the baby, and your marriage. You're an awesome example!

    Hooray for 100 followers!

  2. Congrats on 100 followers, so exciting!! Hope you can figure out something that works for everyone involved to stay active in the last trimester!

  3. Congrats on 100 followers! whooo hoooo!

    And great compromising there... we newlyweds are still trying to work some of that out LOL

  4. Hmm. I am still having trouble understanding why anyone is saying you shouldn't run - Mark included. Have you been given any valid reasons? How is it bad for the baby?

    My understanding was that running was anything but bad during a pregnancy.

    (Speaking from a non-preggo)

  5. I understand exactly how you feel. My last run was one day over 36 weeks. It's so hard to stop, but you'll know when it's time and the right thing to do for you and your baby.

  6. WOO HOO on 100!!!! Run Healhty strides Run!