Baby Germain is the size of (I stopped checking... It's big)
This week's craving: Nothing
This week's aversion: Nothing
I'm just hungry often.
MONDAY- 6.2 rail trail miles- I lost 2 tenths from the bathroom stop to the turn hair pin turn, but I did an out and back so when I got back and was at 5.8 I added on the .2 anyway... because I'm psycho. I'm not sure if I "regret" this run... but maybe I should have stopped at 5? or at least at 5.8? I was really determined to run 26.2 this week despite the very busy and challenging plans I had for the end of the week.... I was very sore after this. Matt and I went to the fireworks with Raea, there was obviously lots of walking from the parking involved... just adding to the soreness. I had a really hard time sleeping and woke up several times from groin pain and hamstring pain. I KT taped the shit out of myself in hopes to feel better the following day.
TUESDAY- ZERO- The way I had planned my mileage for the week was to front load it and take pressure off of later in the week. I was going to take Saturday off completely... but when I started calculating what my rolling 7 was going to look like it was in the 40's... SO I said "well, that's really dumb, every inch of you hurts, take the day off"... and so I did. I thought I could still do the 26.2 and continued to plan that way.... but I foolishly kept adding more social events to my calendar, so I didn't get the rest I needed. Matt and I threw together a last minute Fourth of July party because I cancelled my run plans on Chrissy, so we invited her and Mani over... then we just invited more people over. We invited 15 and 13 came... It was a lot of fun and totally worth it, but a lot of standing on my feet cooking, cleaning, and general entertaining.
WEDNESDAY 6 up in Rye. I can't complain about how my week went, there are much more important things to worry about than my mileage... My sisters Mother in Law had passed away suddenly and after a few days of this absorbing, I went up there just to visit with her and her husband Dan and try to take their mind off of things. She's about a 2 hour drive, plus multiple stops in various places. I swear, driving is the single most damaging thing runners do outside of running itself. We had a great day, I got to run at the beach, but on the way home I hit MASSIVE traffic and although I left my sisters at 8pm, I didn't get home until around 12am. Raea slept in the car fortunately. Again, I don't "regret" doing this... It just is something that wasn't helping my running out at all... BUT my run was BEAUTIFUL and I actually felt really good... until the drive.
THURSDAY: 3 Fun Run Miles: Raea had her last day at Daycare today so I got an adjustment and a 90 minute prenatal massage. I went shopping for some things I need for the weekend, and headed to the fun run. I would have run during the day if I knew that Lisa wasn't going to be at the fun run, but I didn't think to ask- my bad. My sister was there though, and she watched Raea while I ran. The fun run was VERY crowded and with a different group than usual. Jane was working, and it's a lot to watch a 2 year old at work. Normally I don't worry about her so much, but there was literally no one else in the store that I trusted with her. Normally there's a handful of people, so I wanted to make sure I got back with everyone else instead of adding on. Here is where I miscounted for the week... My plan was to do 4.
FRIDAY: OFF, Stone Wedding: My husband was the officiant for this wedding, I was just a guest. I felt okay enough to run but just made a decision that I was not treating myself well and I just had to put my foot down and not try and squeeze in runs when I had a questionable level of pain and I had a lot of other things going on! I wish I connected to satellite to see how many miles I walked or danced around! Maybe I would have hit my weekly mileage afterall! I had to drive separate from Matt because I had a wedding at home the next morning, but he had an event up where the wedding was the next morning... SO again, my running nemesis, LOTS of driving! 90 minutes to and from. I got home around 11pm
SATURDAY- OFF, Kara and Todds wedding. This wedding I was photographing, so I needed to be on my A-Game. The wedding was at 10am, and I needed to meet Kara at 9 for pre-wedding photos. I planned my whole pregnancy with this wedding in mind (otherwise I'd probably have a baby already!) Matt and I put off "trying" to have baby number 2 until I was at least a month out from Karas wedding. Raea was a surprise and I photographed a wedding at 37.5 weeks pregnant! That was nerve-wracking! I didn't want to do that again! I also wasn't expecting we'd be successful right away, I assumed we would need a few months since so many people I am close with struggled to get pregnant, but this is something I obviously don't have a problem with. (My heart aches for those struggling in this area, and many prayers to all of you!) So I had told Kara pretty early that I was going to be very pregnant for her wedding, but that I'd be fine.... or I'd hire someone to replace me... which I didn't have to do, but the night before I was very worried... you just never know! The wedding was beautiful and I was very happy to be done early. My legs on the other hand? SO SWOLLEN from the two weddings!
SUNDAY- 4 Easy Miles: I felt okay! After 2 days off, I still think I can run! Just it has to be very easy... I looped fields to keep impact down, and will probably be doing a lot of this for the remainder of my training. I'm excited to have nothing major in front of me other than this baby! (My husband has a lot going on, but nothing that involves me too much!)
**TOTAL MILES: 19.4**
I thought I was hitting 20 miles, but I forgot I shortened Thursday to 3 miles instead of 4... SO this is what I got. It's OKAY! I have 85 more miles to hit 1000 pregnancy miles, which is a goal I just realized I may be able to hit, but at this point it's somewhat dependent on when the baby actually comes. I'm going to aim for 20-26.2 miles per week from here on out. Anything between those numbers is good and should get me to that 1k Pregnancy Miles!
PT drills from Meg 3x this week
Looking Forward To: The baby. That's all I've got. Just looking forward to meeting this baby!
Gender Prediction: I'm ready to meet my baby boy, but MAN will I be surprised (and also so happy!) if it's a girl!
Total Pregnancy Miles: 926.9
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My goal is to:
a. inspire, empower, and share my story with others since there is VERY LITTLE on running and competing pregnant out there
b. Just to get my fat ass out the door each day and the more followers I have the more I feel like I have an obligation to go! Whatever works! Those of you following and commenting are helping me more than you know!
I hit an instagram Milestone this week: over 2,000 followers!
Thanks again for your support!
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!