Wednesday, January 25, 2012

3 days in a row...

Being so committed to a new training program has done wonders for me mentally. I have slowed down my pace a ton and cut way back on my distance but I am still making goals and achieving them and I am very satisfied as I end each day knowing I did what I set out to do.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Training Plans

So I have decided to run/walk (waddle) a 4 mile race on St. Patrick's Day. I will be 30 weeks pregnant then so my only goal is to finish the race. It is exactly 8 weeks away from today and I found a great training program online that I would like to share: TRAINING PROGRAM

I know I am not a beginner but I am using this training schedule for a few reasons:
1. I have not been running regularly since I got pregnant.
2. I do not want to cause any pregnancy complications by over doing it.
3. Exercising at least 30 minutes a day is do-able for a pregnant lady.
4. I am not trying to set any personal records this time, just finish and feel good.

I am excited about this new goal. To do a race while pregnant should be fun. I ran my first half marathon while in the early weeks of this pregnancy but this time everyone will be jealous of my belly and my waddle. Maybe someday my son will be proud that he rocked out these races with me while in the womb. :)

Monday, January 9, 2012


I am running so very slow now that I am 5 months pregnant. My hips and legs just are not working like they used to. The other day when I finished my run and looked at my Nike+ sensor for my stats, I laughed. Literally I laughed at myself. I cannot believe how slow I run and how winded I get after only a few short miles. It was discouraging. Then I found the above quote on pintrest and it made me realize that no matter how slow I go, I am still running. That feels good. 5 months pregnant and still running - I should be proud!

Friday, January 6, 2012

My greatest motivation

Look who joined me for a quick 2 miler today...

Best little motivator I have ever known. Pregnancy has not been easy on my desire to run but this little girl always gets me going. Love her to pieces.