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!