Monday, December 21, 2015

Weekly Running Wrap-Up

Nathan Fall 2015
December 13 - December 19, 2015
30 Weeks Pregnant

Sunday December 13 - 2 miles
Monday December 14 - 3 miles
Wednesday December 16 - 5 miles
Friday December 18 - 6 miles

Total Miles - 16 miles

Sunday was a beautiful day - more like a spring day than an almost Christmastime day. I was too nauseous in the morning before church to run, but Makayla and I went for a short run in the afternoon. It was around 60 degrees. Since I still wasn't eating much, Monday's run was short and slow too. Nathan had surgery on Wednesday to put in a G-tube. Being in the hospital all day and overnight Tuesday didn't give me a lot of energy for a five mile run on Wednesday, but I managed it. I tired to pick up the pace on Friday, but 6 miles was still done slowly.

The entire month of December hasn't been great for running. I've been terribly slow, especially compared to November.

Weekly Running Wrap-Up

December 6 - December 12, 2015

29 Weeks Pregnant

Sunday December 6 - 3 miles
Tuesday December 8 - 4 miles
Thursday December 10 - 5 miles

Total Miles - 12 miles

I was scheduled to run 6 miles on Saturday but I woke up and immediately started throwing up. I couldn't get out of bed most of the day. On Friday we went Christmas shopping in Pittsburgh with my dad. We were gone from 10am to 11pm. I don't know if that's what did me in or not. Anyway, my goal is to get my long run up to 8 miles before the baby is born, but that's not looking possible at this point. Not only is it hard to run when I am nauseated, but also when I am nauseous all the time, I'm not eating and if I'm not eating I don't have the strength or energy to run.

Weekly Running Wrap-Up

November 29 - December 5, 2015

28 Weeks Pregnant

Sunday November 29 - 3 miles
Wednesday December 2 - 5 miles
Thursday December 3 - 4 miles

Total Miles - 12 miles

Weekly Running Wrap-Up

November 22 - 28 2015
Makayla and I at the Greencastle Turkey Trot 2015

27 Weeks Pregnant

Sunday November 22 - 3 miles
Tuesday November 24 - 5 miles
Thursday November 26 - 4 miles
Friday November 27 - 5 miles

Total Miles - 17 miles

This week was the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot (1 mile kids' run and 5K). I woke up Thursday morning at 5am and felt like throwing up, but I couldn't. So I laid in bed for the next two hours wishing I would just throw up and feel better. I debated whether to run the race or not considering how nauseated I was, but in the end decided I would just try. I was going to be nauseous whether I ran or not, so I might as well run!

Makayla and I ran the kids' 1 mile. The weather was great - about 40 degrees or so. When we started, I felt really bad and I know I held her back. As we ran I just encouraged her to find her pace so she could run the entire race and not sprint and then walk. To my surprise she ended up running the entire mile without walking. There were two younger boys in front of us that would run really fast whenever we started to pass them and then they would walk. I told her not to pay them any attention and when we got close to the finish line we could speed up and leave them in our dust --and that's exactly what we did.

I didn't feel terrible after the kids' run so I ran the 5K. I ended up finishing in 30 minutes and 26 seconds which is about two minutes faster than when I raced during my pregnancy with Nathan. Unfortunately it was also about 5 minutes slower than my pace last year.

After the race, Makayla was really excited to run more and improve her time. Hopefully this spring when it is warmer for her and I'm not nauseous all the time, we can do some training runs together.