Monday, October 19, 2015

Weekly Running Wrap-Up


October 11 -17 2015


21 Weeks Pregnant
Nathan at the Pumpkin Patch 2014

I haven't done a weekly wrap-up in 2 years and 3 months . Since then I've run two marathons, two half marathons, set a PR of 25:14 in a 5K and now I'm pregnant again! There's just something about running while pregnant that makes me want to document the experience. Maybe it's because it's something that only happens once  - every pregnancy is different after all. Whatever the reason, here I am again!

These last 21 weeks have been marked by all day nausea and for the first 18 weeks, vomiting multiple times a day. At this point, I'm down to multiple times a week, which is an improvement. This sickness has definitely impacted my running. Unlike with my previous pregnancy, I was not able to keep up the same number of days a week running. I just wasn't able to get in enough fuel. My first trimester I was lucky to run 2 miles 2-3 times a week. I didn't have the extra strength or energy to run well, but I ran as much as I could. The last two weeks I've felt a lot better during and after running. I'm finally able to add more mileage and keep up a decent pace - nothing like my pre-pregnancy pace, but a good pregnancy pace for me.

October 11 - Too nauseous to run the scheduled 3 miles.
October 12 - 3 miles at easy pace.
October 14 - 4.6 miles at around 11:40 pace. The farthest I've run since June.
October 16 - 5 miles at around 11:40 pace.

I didn't take any running pictures, so I'm sharing my little pumpkin during last year's trip to the pumpkin patch. I still need to upload this year's trip (October 16, 2015).