Finally signed-up

From baby news to running news……….and I promise I will be back tomorrow before bedtime to share even more baby news! One more day of guessing! Boy or Girl!

Flower Headband or Baseball Hat?

I have actually woke up the past 2 mornings to go for my morning run! Hooray for small miracles.  Yesterday I ran 3 miles. Today I ran about 2.5 (I forgot to charge my Garmin).   Yesterday’s run was a little stiff, but today I felt great. I ran the entire time minus a potty break for Alex.  I have no idea how fast I was running or how slow. I think I might leave my Garmin at home during the week for the rest of my pregnancy.  Okay. Who am I kidding? I won’t leave it at home, but I might just change the screen so I can only see the actual time. I can go over mile times when I get home.

I’m definitely not following my training plan during the week. (Do not do as I do if you want to run a half-marathon). I think I’m lucky that my plan is working for me. I’ve modified it A LOT due to my pregnancy. I’m not stress about week day runs, but I am making sure I get my miles in on the weekend. My plan is really something like this – aim for running 3 days during the week.  Be happy if you get in 1 or 2. Don’t beat yourself up if you miss them all. Run the scheduled amount on the weekend.  If I hurt, it’s because I didn’t run during the week. I walk when my body gets tired. I tell my brain to be quiet when it tries to trick me into walking. I drink LOTS and LOTS of water. I don’t care about mile pace.  I do try to avoid letting the overall mile pace get above 14 minutes (when I’m walking).

My goal heading into this weekend run is to walk better. I noticed last weekend that when I stopped to walk, I was walking like I was finished. It’s hard to tell your body to start again when your posture and pace are already finished. I might be walking, but this weekend I’m going to walk faster and more determined. My walk was slightly defeated last weekend. 

I currently have a 9 mile run schedule for this weekend, but I’m bumping up my 11 mile run. I’m going for 11 this weekend.  This is again my attempt to avoid that mid-week 12 mile run. 11 miles this week. 12 miles the following weekend. Then 6 miles. AND THEN……..13.1. The Rock n Roll Half- Marathon on Sunday, September 4th. This lofty goal of mine to run the half marathon while pregnant is actually going to come true (knock on wood).  I’m injury free, and I have a baby on board! I can’t wait for race day!

Oh and I took the leap of faith. I officially registered for the race. I’d been holding out because I wasn’t sure if my body would let me continue.  (KNOCK ON WOOD) I’m 3 weeks and 2 days away from day race day. I know a lot can change in 3 weeks when you are pregnant, but I’m feeling confident.  My body feels great. My pregnancy is thriving.  I might just have a shiny new race medal around my neck after all!

For those of you who were wondering about my nutrition/calorie consumption concerns I posted about earlier this week, I asked my doctor yesterday. She told me to eat like I normally eat before and after runs (pregnant or not pregnant). I’ve gained 15 lbs so far this pregnancy. She doesn’t have any concerns about me burning too many calories.

Published by Kristy

Storyteller. Copywriter. Connector. Documenting the inhales and exhales of daily live.

2 thoughts on “Finally signed-up

  1. I’m excited for all of the above…can’t wait to start buying baby things at work and so ready to cheer you on for mile 1 or 13….whatever works out for you!! xoxo

  2. Hmmm..I am going to go with BOY! Enjoy eating that cupcake!! Oh, and congrats on the continued progress running. I am in such great shape right now I KNOW that my delivery and recovery are going to be awesome which goes for you too. I am not running like you (I do run on the running precor but that is a lot easier!) but I am doing other things and I hope it pays off! Yay for exercising momma’s! Erin :o)

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