Friday, March 30, 2012

?!?! NO RUNNING !?!?

32 weeks pregnant and this is discharge paper I get from Labor and Delivery....
Not going to lie... I am way bummed about these instructions. I feel like my sanity is being taken away from me. I know it is for the beautiful baby boy growing inside me but it still makes me a little sad.

I over did it and pushed my self a little too hard during this last race. Contractions started and I had to go in to be monitored and hydrated. The gave me medicine to stop the contractions and a few hours later I got to go home.

I have been told to only walk very moderately from now until the baby is born and to STOP immediately if any contractions start while walking. Bummer.

I am lucky that I was able to run a few races while pregnant and to keep up my exercise routine as much as I did.

I am still hopeful that I will be able to start up running again shortly after baby comes and I am planning on sticking to the races I already have planned out for later this year. I am confident that I can complete them. Probably not going to be able to PR any of them but I can accomplish those goals next year.

For now my plan is to start running again as soon as possible after baby boy is born. Hopefully that will mean the early weeks of June. I want to start my 13 week half marathon training schedule late in July.

We will see how this all works out.....

One thing I know for sure is I am NOT done running!!!!! Just taking a little break while my body finishes growing this baby....

Monday, March 19, 2012

Run 4 Luck

Slowly but surely...
some running but mostly walking...
I finished...
And so did all of my amazing friends...

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tomorrow is the day!!!!!!!

I am very excited for this event tomorrow. There is a large group of friends doing this one which is something new for me. Usually I run races solo. Two of my friends I have been walking and exercising with off and on for a few months in preparation for this. I honestly think that if it were not for them and their commitment, I would have been sitting on the couch a whole lot more the majority of this pregnancy.

This is coming at the perfect time. I am no longer able to run more that 3 tenths of a mile without cramping so I will be walking it. I know it will be hard to resist my urge to run but I must put the baby's health in front of that and I need to learn to not be selfish when it comes to my addiction to running.
No pressure, no time goal, no running. Just an enjoyable 4 miles with some amazing friends and my biggest fans cheering me on.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

It's okay to WALK

I have not been running at all lately. Has gotten pretty hard with my growing belly. I am happy to say that despite the horrible hip pain and the occasional contractions I have not completely given up. I am still walking! Not going to give up completely.