I think I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve gone running since finding out I was pregnant. It’s always been more of a mental thing than a physical thing – I just feel that the intensity of running was right for me. And then there was nausea. And now it’s just a touch of laziness. Almost all the reasons I run I can satisfy with a good walk.
But today……I felt like running!! So I fed the baby a date and headed outside to test the waters…
[Wearing 3 layers of tank/bra/shirt!]
Endurance-wise, I did really well. I mean, 2.5 miles is nothing to get overly excited about, but I didn’t have any trouble completing this distance (although I did have a break at Great Harvest in the middle!) And I did walk up the steepest of hills (What’s new, Cville?)
Body-wise, things did feel different. I think the bouncing bothered my bladder more than anything else, but it wasn’t so uncomfortable that I couldn’t keep going. My legs felt great, but my lungs definitely got worked hard. I’ve been hacking since I returned!
Honestly I would run short distances more if I didn’t always want to take my phone and listen to Pregtastic or bring a magazine! But maybe I can add a short run in once a week…at least while it feels OK to do so!
A Caraway Rye bun with smashed avocado and melted cheddar
Grapes (aka gnomps)
And a bowl of plain yogurt with Honey Bunches
Does anyone else find caulk to be totally appetizing!?!? It looks just like a delicious buttercream frosting! So soft and fluffy!
However, I did not eat any for dessert 😉