Baby Germain is the size of a... I didn't check...
This week's craving: Tums.
This week's aversion: Tums.
MONDAY- 0: I had that hip issue Monday so thought I'd rest today. After 14 days straight of running pregnant, probably was a good decision. I thought about going to Yoga, but today was Day 1 of the Kinetic Revolution and I thought that would be enough. I was really stressed about Raea starting Day Care as well... So I just wanted to get home and make sure everything was ready.
TUESDAY- 0. Raea's first day of Day Care! I could have run today... but I wanted to spend time with Raea and NOT with her in the stroller.... My back/hips were still sore. Plus, she is so much fun in the backyard. I did get to chase her around a bit! I also did the Kinetic Revolution Day 2.
WEDNESDAY- 3 easy miles from home. THE most perfect running weather. My back and hips felt better but still some hypermobility on the right side. I think the kinetic Rev. will help.
THURSDAY- 0. Got rear-ended as I headed to the fun run. I had every intention of running 5... BUT due to inattentive drivers, I spent the whole evening on the phone being transferred to someone who could help me figure out if I needed to go to the hospital or not. I did NOT need to go, but was supposed to lay low and monitor from home. No running
FRIDAY- 0: No running again.
a. I wanted to be on the safe side after yesterday,
b. it was disgusting rain,
c. If I were to run it was going to be in North Andover where I was meeting teammates for Plant Nite... and the traffic was INSANE because... again... people don't know how to drive... So it took WAY longer to get to where I was going and there wasn't time. I really didn't care. I took it as a sign to rest another day to make sure all is good.
SATURDAY- Planned for 4, ended up 5.6. Well, Matt and I slept in. We weren't off to a great start. We stayed up for #breaking2... and I didn't hear the monitor. (Raea threw every stuffed animal and blanket out of her crib while she waited for me... pooped in her diaper, and when I finally heard her she was screaming "Yucka, Yucka! Poop!".... yup, gold star parent today! I felt bad at first, but MAN the extra sleep felt good!) We had a tight schedule to begin with so the late start wasn't great. We weren't able to run in the morning so we just packed clothes and would try to fit it in later. We went to visit Matts sister and our Niece and Nephew for Reilly's birthday since we couldn't make the actual party. After hanging out for a few hours, we hit up the Rail Trail near them. I've never run on it and it was pretty rugged. It's also apparently a place where both my phone and GPS had trouble connecting to a signal. I looked down at my watch after what felt like a mile. I had been running for 8 minutes and the mileage said .36... WHAAATTT?! The terrain wasn't THAT rugged! but I believed the GPS because I'm a slave to it, obviously... and also because I was pushing the stroller, and the bumps are WAY harder with the stroller (I also didn't want a flat... I've had enough trouble with vehicles of ANY KIND this week!). I turned around for an easy out and back at 2 miles for a total of 4.... but when I reached 4 there was still more!... When I got back to the car my watch read 4.7 so I assume it was 2.7 out and 2.7 back. My watch said 57ish minutes, so I continued on until I hit 1 hour for a total of 5.6 miles and some SNEAKY elevation gain which explains my need to walk through some Braxton Hicks a few times in the last mile or so... (hills seem to trigger BH the most)
SUNDAY-5. Another insanely busy day... as always... Got up early, Got Raea up, changed to meet my mom and head up to New Hampshire to see my sister run. While driving, my younger sister asked if I could pick her up from her friends house where she slept because she wanted to go to the race too. I spent 50 minutes in the car just to get to my moms to spend another 1:30 in the car to watch my sister run one of her worst races which is less than 2:30 long (but not much less, today, unfortunately). Totally worth it though. Jane is my best friend. We've experienced the sport of running very similarly... so when she races poorly it opens old wounds for me. I understand her pain and suffering... but I also know this sport is a lifetime pursuit... and what defines you as a runner changes over time. For me, I'm reevaluating what this all means for me every single day. I was happy to cool down two miles with her and Caroline. Caroline continued with me for 3 (she is racing tomorrow so kept it short.) My mom wanted to stay for the 5k and didn't mind watching Raea while I squeezed in another 2. I got back JUST as the gun for the womans 5k went off. The winner was 17:14, it was a sit and kick race which left the last 600m very exciting! First and second place only separated by 1 second after 12.5 laps of running. Janes teammate finished in 17:21 and ran a great race. After the meet we hopped over to my sister Mary's house and went out to eat which is just a few miles away. THEN the long drive back to my moms, and the drive home which was split up with some grocery shopping. It was a crazy weekend!
Bathroom Breaks: 1
Yup, she's psyched about her race
**TOTAL MILES: 13.5**
Obviously not the week I had hoped for. No one hopes to rear-ended. The woman had the nerve to question why I was so upset when there was no damage to my car. Umm... Maybe because I have a 1 year old in the back seat and I'm 7 months pregnant, and PAY THE FUCK ATTENTION! ... On the plus side the following week should actually be better... and I'm not sure how often I'll be able to say that. Almost every week I have said "this might be the last week at this mileage"... but I'm sure I'll do better in the next few weeks than I did this week... So long as nothing weird happens!
-Kinetic Revolution. I skipped Day 5. My heartburn was so bad from all the driving, I couldn't lay down and do drills. I was never going to sleep.
1. People suck at driving in the rain
2. People suck at driving period
3. I spend way too much time in the car.
Looking Forward To: The last 5.2 miles of the Vermont City Marathon. The exact thing I looked forward to last year, I look forward to this year... Only this year will be very different. I'm actually going to get to run them.
Gender Prediction: I literally have NO CLUE! Matt sort of wants a girl so we have two sisters. I'm indifferent to the gender, but I'm very happy that I'm not so stuck on boy anymore. I think this week or next I'll do some of those weird wives tales things and see if I can get any insight! ;)
Welcome to my blog! I blogged my entire pregnancy in 2017 and I had high hopes for where I could take my running after baby number 2, but my body had other plans. At some point I got too discouraged to write and recently realized that it is essential for my personal growth and development to keep putting feelings into coherent(ish) thoughts. I still hope to run sub 2:45 in the marathon one day, but for now I’m trying to focus on the process and I’m learning to enjoy it. You can come along for the ride, apologies in advance for grammatical incorrectness!