16 weeks and feeling great! The day after I finished writing the post about my dad was a pretty rough day for me. I felt emotionally drained, exhausted and cranky. My son must have keyed off of my vibe and he was pretty ornery himself which didn’t help. I got out and slogged almost 7 miles that day and I felt better after that. Running, even with the kids, is just the quiet me-time I need to recharge most days. It’s days like those when I really feel fortunate to be fit and strong and capable to do it!
Besides that one rough day, Thursday, I had a great week. I had to let my June running streak come to an end on Friday because we had a playdate at the zoo and I just don’t have the energy to parent, do the zoo for a few hours and get in a run. I definitely would have if I wasn’t pregnant, but I just can’t part the seas to get a few miles in right now. And that’s fine. I still had a relatively great mileage week for pregnant me so I’m happy. I’m way over the miles I was running during my previous two pregnancies and feeling good.
I do have to admit that my pubic bone has been bugging me especially when I run a lot on the pavement. Yesterday I did 12 on a harder surface and felt it big time. But after a massage and running on the trails today (pushing the single stroller!) it’s feeling better. I might have to start swapping out a running day with ellipticaling if it keeps bugging me, which wouldn’t be the end of the world.
Anyway, here are this week’s details:
Mon: 6.5 on the trails with Pepper averaging about 9:00 pace.
Tue: 6 with the kids.
Wed: 8 with my friend and teammate early before professional seminar.
Thu: 6.75 pushing the kids (6.5 loop plus .25 detour to pee!)
Fri: As much as I wanted to keep my streak alive we went to the zoo and I just didn’t have the energy to do that and run.
Sat: 12 at 8:44 pace with a friend.
Sun: 7 pushing the single BOB on the bridle trails.