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Thursday, December 5, 2013

beware the cranky pregnant lady who hasn't been able to run

I was in a foul mood last night.

This week's runs have basically been poop. Each and every mile was hard and I walked more then I ran.

When you're a runner, walking feels like failure. Ridiculous, I know but I wear irrationality very well.   

I didn't even want to attempt a run today. 

I went to bed feeling all pathetic and sad for myself. Oh poor pregnant me, with my gigantic belly (which isn't really that big), and insatiable desire for anything chocolate or sugar laden that's inevitably going to make me feel puffy and miserable.

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(I judge my puffiness level by whether or not my wedding band leaves an indent on my finger)

Thankfully, the mood passed and I woke up this morning determined.

I decided to walk the first mile of the 3 miles in an attempt to warm up my Achilles tendons, which has been the major source of my problems this week.

I stretched my calves at the half way point and then was able to run the entire way back home! WOOHOO!

I could literally feel the weariness and frustration fall away. I felt like myself again. 

It's amazing what one good run, no matter how short, can do for the soul.

8 comments:

  1. Great job for getting out there. I know when I was prego, I ran a lot, but there were many days when I just didn't want to get out there, but when I did, I felt like a million bucks. Keep going strong, you are awesome!

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    1. thank you :) I keep reminding myself that any exercise is better then nothing

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  2. I think there isn't anything in life that can't be fixed with a good run ... even a bad run. I couldn't imagine running when I was pregnant, you are now one of my heroes!

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    1. thank you! You have made my day....

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  3. Any run is better than no run. I live by that, for real. No matter what is going on in my life, I can always run and make it better. Kudos to you for continuing while preggers. I tried but I mostly just jogged and rolled.

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    1. :) jogging and rolling - I like that.

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  4. I think you are amazing for getting out there! I exercised through my pregnancy, but running was just not something I could do at that point. If I knew then what I know now about it, I think I would have tried harder. It really is so good for the soul, even if it's just a mile!

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    1. thank you :) I'm trying to remember that even a mile is better then nothing. Hopefully it will sink in soon :)

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