31 Weeks Pregnant
No snow + No injuries = a good week.
Although there was no snow, the first part of the week still felt like winter, but by Friday there were finally signs of spring.
|Photo Credit - Faith Laces|
Finally! Spring is in the air!
I did come to the conclusion on Wednesday that I may have to decrease my miles on my 'long run' days. It seems that after 5 miles, I start feeling pain in my feet or legs. I'm guessing it's the added weight, looser joints, or a changing center of gravity, but who knows? Whatever the reason, it's bumming me out.
I was prepared not to be able to do 14 mile long runs as my pregnancy progressed. It was hard realizing I couldn't do 10 miles anymore once I reached the middle of my second trimester and now I worry in another month I won't even be able to run 5 miles at one time.
I've never been a fast runner, but I can (usually) run for a long time. It's disappointing not being able to even though I still want to. Thankfully, someone I respect reminded me that even if I'm not doing what I used to do, my body is still working hard and there are still many benefits to running (even shorter distances) for me and the baby - like better blood circulation, more oxygen to the baby, and I'm hopeful it will help make me stronger during labor and delivery and lessen the possibility for complications.