Good news in my book--since I've reached the 2nd trimester, I've had more energy for running! Yay!
I almost wanted to sign up for the half-marathon in Austin in two weeks- yeah, it'd be slow-but I really felt like I could do it. Especially after pulling a couple of 6-ers on my own in the past couple week. No joke! They are the longest I'd done since becoming pregnant (well maybe--honestly, still not sure if I was newly preggo during my marathons which is why I had such a rough time...but anyway).
The 6 miles felt pretty good while it was going down, and I felt like I could do more, but I haven't tested my preggo boundaries, so err'd on the side of caution and kept it at 10k. And, baby, I'm glad I did. I didn't really take into account my hormones and the whole 'relaxin' effect where all my joints are slacking up--because after each 6 miler, my hips were on FIYAH the next day (not to mention some swelling legs and ankles..pregnancy is awesome).
|Good chance it's both, these days.|
Nevertheless, I'm planning ahead, dammit. I've decided that if I can afford it at the time of registration--I'd like to make the Disney Wine and Dine 13.1 happen this year. If I have my kiddo in late July/August and can't run until late September--that should give me enough time to train since I've done the half length a number of times now, I feel comfortable enough to say I could do it in 4-6 weeks. Now, if I can just convince my Disney running buddy, Melody to do it with me ;) That and the 5k the day before--2 medals, one weekend--YES.
So, folks(sorry, guys)--what was your first run/race back after pregnancy? How long did you have to stop after giving birth? How long did you go? And how did training go with a new baby in the house??
Lots of questions for my lady-folk today--as I'll be a badass-mother-runner soon!
Peace, love, cankles, and itchy boobs,
Go fork yourselves,