Thursday, June 16, 2011

Three Things Thursday:

Move that body: 2.5-mile run (two walk breaks)

1. I had such a good run Monday that I should have expected today's run to be bad. I didn't, of course - waking up with a good amount energy, eating a runner's breakfast of a half-banana with PB and a couple chocolate chips for good measure and getting Mark out of bed by 7. From the moment, we actually set out, though, I knew it wasn't my day. My Garmin (used to measure walk breaks) had a low battery and crapped out before a half-mile. My right hamstring feels a little wonky. I had some non-pregnancy related cramps (if you now what I mean). It was about 10 degrees warmer than Monday. Oh, and by the last quarter-mile, I felt like I had a 6-pound softball in my hips. If I had any doubts that this baby was head down, I have them no more.

Mark could see that I was a bit bummed, and he reminded me that moving - at all - at this point is good. We could walk the whole way and still be victorious.

2. I think Mark's rah-rah attitude was rooted in last night's birthing class. Everyone was talking about how crappy they felt, the video talked about not having energy to do things and the instructor preached rest. I know that I've been insanely blessed to have had the pregnancy I've had, and it was just a reminder that it could have been a lot different. BTW, I was not a fan of birthing class and I really don't want to go back. Except I need to learn the relaxation techniques if I go drug-free like I hope to.

::insert gasp here::

3. I am already looking so forward to not being pregnant that last night I had a dream that I PR'd in the half-marathon despite crawling to the finish and took home first place in my age group. I was set to take home a big cash prize except that I had marked "charity donation" on my registration because I hadn't expected to actually do well. I have no idea what my time was in my dream but it had to be better than 1:54.

All you runners out there ... let me dream a bit and tell me about your upcoming race goals. PRs to smash, new distances, triathlons ... I want to know. Maybe even need to.

Happy Friday Eve!


  1. I'm going to go a sub 3:00 at F4F - yeah, that's smokin' fast!! Dream about that! Ha! Big Sur would be fun to dream about - ahhh, beautiful! You'll get back in the racing world soon enough and be even more amazing than you were pre-preggers! Hang in there - all natural, huh? Wow! You're hard core to the depths of your soul.

  2. I've been having running dreams lately too! I'm with you on looking forward to not longer being pregnant. We are so close! I can't wait to start running again.

  3. It is so great that you are even moving at this point in your pregnancy! Running is a future dream of mine that hopefully once I shed some of my pounds I can start a training schedule, but I don't see that happening for at least a year since I have a considerable amount to lose. Until then I find motivation in blogs like yours! Keep up the hard work! That 6 pound softball feeling is only going to get heavier, but you're doing AWESOME!

  4. Thank you for the dog running advice. That makes so much sense. We're so new to this dog training thing, well, to this dog thing in general.

    Is it scary to bike with a dog? Neither the husband nor I are probably skilled enough on the bike to make it work. hahahah.

  5. youre seriously rockn for still running. high fives for that and dont be too hard on yourself

  6. I love that dream of yours! You will get that PR of yours. My running dreams are always about me being late for the race and having to run there. Ughhh. It's amazing that you have been able to run through your pregnancy.

  7. That run does sound like a harder one. At least you know you are doing the right thing to continue with it while still listening to your body. It will make it that much easier to get back afterwards - and get that race PR!