Here is my week 26 of running:
Monday: 4 miles
Wednesday: 4 miles
Thursday: 25 minutes prenatal yoga
Friday: 3 miles + 1 mile walk
Saturday: 3.5 miles
Sunday: 4 miles
Total: 19.5 miles
This baby is on the move! She kicks constantly these days and I love it! At only 26 weeks though I feel MUCH farther along at this point than I did with my first pregnancy. My energy is still good and running helps but gosh, I feel like I should be at least 30 weeks. Alas, only 14 more weeks to go.
I am done with racing but I did sign up for a fun, 5k next weekend. Girls on the Run is hosting a fun, non-competitive race so Little Miss and I will be participating (she’ll be in the stroller). I’m hoping to make this an annual tradition for my girls. I usually don’t run a lot of 5ks but this is for a great cause and should be a fun event with pancakes post-race! My mom, cousin her husband and signed up with me. My cousin is wanting to starting running so this will be great first race for her, I love encouraging new runners!
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I love mid-April! My husband finished up tax season last Tuesday and I feel like a huge burden has been lifted off my chest. I was starting to feel really tired towards the end of last week and now I am realizing how much easier life can be with a toddler when your husband is home in the evenings to help out. Plus, little Miss is so happy to be able to spend time with her dad! To top it all off, she is even going to sleep at night without fussing! This is huge because now we no longer have to endure her cries for 30+ minutes at night for mama, more milk, etc. In reality, she was always just stalling but it is nice to have more quiet time in the evening.
Last weekend was a wonderful weekend. My husband had a work function Friday night so I treated little Miss and I to some gelato. Saturday we had breakfast with the parents, my husband’s company crawfish boil, and a relaxed Saturday evening. We decided to stay home Sunday morning (yes, we were heathens and missed church) but my husband and I had a couple’s massage scheduled Sunday afternoon. So, we enjoyed an afternoon out which included a trip to Starbucks for coffee, a massage, and dessert at Whole Foods.
All the post-Boston fever and selection of the 2012 Nuun Hood to Coast Team has really made me get excited about some post-pregnancy goals. I have decided that post-baby (once I have given myself time to get settled with the new baby and build up my mileage) that I must train to at least try to qualify for Boston. I plugged in my Jazz Half Marathon time from last fall, and at 1:37 for the half, according to the McMillan Calculator, that puts me at a 3:24 marathon. Given the cutoff time for my age group is 3:35 and the fact that I really felt like I had a lot more energy left in my tank at the end of this race, I feel like I have the ability to train and run a sub 3:35 marathon.
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Or at least have something to aim for.
Alright, until next week….