The goal = natural child-birth.
I’ve updated the Running Tab on my blog is you’d like to read about my future plans for running.
How am I feeling 1 day after my half marathon? My legs feel good. My calves are a little tight, but they feel good. Mister Moo is happily kicking up a storm. Overall, my body feels good. My back. That is a different story. It feels incredibly uncomfortable. I’ve been complaining about lower back pain for a few weeks now. It has been bugging me on and off. This past week, it has kept me up almost every night. Last night was no different. I went to bed at 10pm. I woke up at 2am with horrible lower back pains. I never got comfortable again. I finally gave up on being in and out of sleep at 6am, and I got out of bed. Since then I just can’t get comfortable. I can’t stand comfortably. I can’t sit comfortably. I can’t lie down comfortably. I’ve spent most of today moving from one position to another while begging for back rubs from my husband. It feels great when he puts pressure on the lower right side. I’m pretty confident I’m having posterior pelvic pain.
I have a doctor’s appointment on Thursday. I also plan on going to yoga Wednesday in addition to my Thursday class. Functioning on a few hours of sleep is good practice for after the baby comes, right?
For those who think you shouldn’t run while pregnant, this is a very common condition for pregnant women. I’ve been experiencing the pain long before my race. I do think the race aggravated the condition, but it did not cause it. The pain is also not causing any harm to my baby. It’s only causing discomfort for me.