Salty’s Training Log – 9.23.12

30 weeks! Unfortunately, not a great week of running. I had decent runs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, but I was toast for the weekend. On Saturday I had to work at the farmers market from 8:30 – noon, then go to a bridal shower at 1:00 – 4:00 and then a 1st birthday party from 4:30 – whenever I could manage to get the kids into the car and out of cupcake and OPT (other people’s toys) heaven. By the time we got home I was wasted. And then we found out a family member died. And then I slept in until 9:30 (!) on Sunday and was still tired. So it would have been rather irresponsible to push myself and run today.

I have a cloud of fear hanging over me. I am living on pins and needles waiting for another SVT episode and I know that exhausting myself, while it may or may not be involved in triggering an episode, will make it more difficult for my body and the baby to handle it. So, I do need to be cautious in that regard. While running is fine most days, if it’s exhausting me or overly wearing me down I just have to say no. It’s hard after years of conditioning my brain to fight through and run no matter what, but it’s what I have to do for just 2 more months. I can’t wait to get to the finish line with a healthy baby in my arms and an end to the SVT scariness in sight!

Son and me before leaving for his first day of school ever! He did great and I am so proud ๐Ÿ™‚

Mon: Off. Son’s first day of school!

Tue: 7 with the single stroller with my friend Joanne while son was in school!

Wed: 7.25 with my friend, teammate and training partner Nicole!

Thu: Off.

Fri: 5.75 pushing the double.

Sat: off farmers market, etc.

Sun: Off because my whole body was off!

Total: just a sad 20 ๐Ÿ™

Salty Running boss and mother of 3 little ones with PRs of 3:10:15 (26.2), 1:25:59 (13.1) and 18:15 (5k). I love to write about running culture, mental training, and fitting in a serious running habit with the rest of a busy life.

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  1. Hey I almost ran as much as you this week ๐Ÿ˜‰ Keep your head up girlie, you are far exceeding what most women are capable of doing while pregnant, most have to give up the running altogether at this point.