Baby Germain is the size of an Eggplant
This week's craving: Lots of yogurt
This week's aversion: Nothing.... Just praying the heartburn doesn't come back!
MONDAY- 3.1: Kicked this week off with a workout. I'm getting bored of running almost every day and having no goals to pursue except to run. After a full day of work, coming straight home and sitting on my ass contemplating running or not for about an hour... I had my feet up the earliest I ever have before and MAN it felt GOOD! But even Raea wanted me to get going... so I did. This run was particularly boring so to mix it up I did one mile interval in the middle. My goal was to break 7:00/mi and I ran 7:01!! I was bummed and wanted a re-do... but Matt had dinner waiting and I said it'd only be 3 miles.
Bathroom Breaks: 1
TUESDAY- 6.1 in 54ish minutes. Just squeaking under 9:00/mi WITH stroller! I picked up Raea from Day Care and drove over to the Rutland Rail Trail. I didn't want to run. I REALLY didn't want to run. Do I ever really want to run anymore? I'm not sure...? I texted Matt what time I was leaving since I was on the trail solo and forgot my GOGuarded. I told him I'd do 3 miles... but I felt good so I stopped halfway through and texted him to let him know I was continuing and doing 6. I felt really good, actually! and encouraged to keep on going this week
Bathroom Breaks: 2
WEDNESDAY- 5 on the West Boylston Rail Trail I got the cutest text message from Matt asking if I'd run with him while I was at work. What he really meant was "will you meet me at the rail trail today, I'll run one mile with you" but thats fine by me. I'm hoping for a marathon PR for him this fall so I don't want to slow him down! I felt good again on the trail so I decided now is the time to go for that sub 7:00/mi! Matt had the stroller and I bolted ahead. Determined to get sub 7 this time I put a little more effort in the earlier part of the mile than I did on Monday. Just to be SURE there was no assistance from any elevation loss I only went in the direction the trail goes up. I gained 42 feet of elevation and ALSO ran 6:33! I was happy with this! I think on a track I could for sure run sub 6... but there's no point. I should stop before this becomes a complete thought. Matt caught up on my recovery and pushed the stroller to 2.5 then I turned around with Raea and he did his tempo run. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
Bathroom Breaks: 2
THURSDAY- 3.2 An unusual morning run before Matt left for work. Raea came down with a fever before bed the night before. She wasn't acting sick at all but with a fever she couldn't go to Day Care and so I had to stay home. Also, I wanted to be there to monitor if her symptoms got worse and make sure I was there. Mostly just seems like teething- I can see her molars coming in. The Doctor said on the phone the fever was too high for teething but no other symptoms developed.... so, who knows? Anyway, I ran a super easy 3ish, got slightly turned around on the Midstate trail, but it only added a tiny bit. It was a beautiful morning! Sadly I spent most of the day inside because I didn't want to be irresponsible and take Raea out, but she was pretty good.
Bathroom Breaks: 0
FRIDAY- 0: No running Caroline's Prom #Priorities. Raea still had a fever late the night before so Matt cancelled one of his events and I went to work. Raea eventually was dropped off at my moms where I was doing Caroline's make-up for prom (I know, I never wear make-up, but I weirdly know how to apply it to others pretty well...? at least better than Caroline herself!) Caroline looked amazing! Raea was a bit cranky today but when she saw Caroline in her dress she got super excited and happy! Caroline was all set for prom and also packed and ready to go for her race the following morning! I remember those days! My friends couldn't understand why I would skip post-prom for a track meet! I enjoyed dinner with my other sister Mary and my mom instead.
SATURDAY- Barely managed 3 treadmill miles. Well, Matt was gone... again... he's gone a lot at night with this job... and since I'm gone in the morning we basically never see each other.... but we make the most of it when we do! My stomach was responding negatively to pretty much everything I had to eat. I didn't feel sick at all just a side effect from pregnancy I think... I also took my supplements in the morning because I forgot the night before. This has been a common issue for me that I just have to deal with... but with some negative thoughts creeping in I'm pretty proud I just... managed....
Bathroom Breaks: 0
SUNDAY- 6 with District Champion in the Mile (5:17)! I had worse digestion issues today than the day before, so made countless pit stops and was gratetful for every tree and for the fact that it was raining and the trail wasn't as busy as usual. I'm hoping I figure out what triggers this soon! Still Many weeks to go!
Bathroom Breaks: 4? All in the last 3 miles.
**TOTAL MILES: 26.4**
A few weeks ago running a marathon in a week was depressing. Now? that's turned into the goal. How much longer can I run 26 miles a week? We will find out!
-Kinetic Revolution. I only did 1 day. I'm just too damn tired. I also started some pelvic floor exercises to prevent any abdominal separation. Just some really basic pelvic tilt stuff that seems pointless but could make a big difference.
Just keep grinding.
Looking Forward To: Keeping my eyes on the finish line at Vermont City Marathon. It means more to me (symbolically) than I thought it would. BUT something in the more immediate future is my Mothers Day dinner, which is just about ready!
LOVE this family photo, but looking forward to a new one in a few months!
Gender Prediction: I finally think I'm settled on a girl name and I think it's a boy now! haha! It's going to be fun to find out in the delivery room!
Questions: On instagram I've been getting a lot of Direct Messages with questions about running pregnant that range from safety of heartrate to what I'm wearing for support. While I'm no doctor and can't answer all questions, if there's anything I can help with, or anything you'd like to know more about comment below and I'll be happy to share! And if you aren't following me on Instagram, this blog is basically a recap of my day to day recap on there. You can follow me here:c_mom_run_fast
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!
Thanks again for your support!
Welcome to my blog! I've been blogging for a long time on various platforms. My intention has never been to reach the masses, but rather to give myself a chance to reflect and journal. I feel it at least challenges me to be somewhat coherent, however you can expect ramblings and grammatical incorrectness here!
I've recently been diagnosed with CECS and fPAES and had it treated with BOTOX of all things... So I suspect to see more and more people looking for answers with that in the future and hope to continue blogging so there will be easy to access follow-ups as that was helpful for me.
NOTE: Apologies that some of the pictures incorrectly load sometimes. I try to keep up with the glitches, but can't always! Hope it doesn't impact the blog experience for all the PAES visitors.