22 weeks and kinda going strong. I felt very run down most of this week and had some Braxton Hicks contraction episodes that are seriously causing me to modify my expectations for myself. I want to run fifty miles each week, but it’s becoming clear to me that I might not be able to. I’m definitely open to the possibility that I’m just experiencing a rough patch and that I still might have a fifty mile week in me yet. However, gone is the expectation that I’ll do it if I have the time and I now realize it will just be one damn good week if I can make it there again!
Yesterday I was dog tired. I ran 12 on Saturday after morning farmers market duty (my husband and I run a small “farm” and sell our organic produce at market once a week) and then I went to support Clove for a portion of her 100 mile race. I didn’t get home until 8 and was so exhausted. I barely got through the kids’ bedtime rituals and passed out. I woke up at 8:30 the next morning (which is sleeping in with 2 little ones!) and was still pooped. I was dragging hard and even though I had a completely irritating 39.5 mile in my log it just did not feel responsible to go for a run. I even considered running .5 just to get to my “rock-bottom” 40 for the week, but then realized I’m insane. So here’s hoping we can get above 40 this week and if not, oh well!
Tue: 1 during photo shoot – we’ll get to that! – and 6 more in the evening by myself. No watch and lovin’ it!
Wed: 11.5 mixed bridle trails and paved path averaging 9:07. Was fine during the run until the last .5 and started to get BH contractions that continued until I went to bed afterwards. Was ✴this✴ close to calling my midwife.
Thu: 4 pushing the kids and surprisingly felt fine, but decided to err on the side of caution after the BH stuff the night before.
Fri: pushing the kids and felt rough. Dragged the whole way despite good company. Fun playdate after!
Sat: 12 on the towpath at CVNP. Ran first 6.7 with Ginger and then the rest on my own. Averaged 8:56 and felt decent for most of it. More BH contractions near the end but stopped when I was done thank goodness! Drank a TON – maybe 4 handhelds full of water which I’m sure helped.