Well...my first week back to school is complete (thank goodness!) and against all odds (the couch screaming my name as I drove home) I managed to get an 8km run in with the boys after school. The week has been a busy one, with the boys starting new daycare, back-to-school mayhem, and a double ear infection for Milo thrown in for good measure (yeesh!). It was so important to get out there and just run for the normalcy of it!
While I was running up a particularly hilly part of the route, I really started to feel the weight of the double buggy. I know that a Friday afternoon isn't my most energetic time, but I just felt wiped!
I decided it is time to talk about the extra cargo I will be carrying around as I run over the next 6 months or so. This mama is adding another little runner to the mix! I am feeling good, and thrilled to be running, so I will continue to do so until the potty breaks start to take over, and I look silly shuffling along the streets. With my last pregnancy, I lasted until about 3 weeks before he was born. Here's hoping I am that lucky this time :) It is very interesting, running (especially in races) while pregnant. I am not concerned about PBs, but I still want to do my best. I may just have to break out some sort of "Baby on Board" sign to wear during the marathon ;)
I receive mixed reactions about running while expecting. "Oh...are you still going to run?" or, "what are you going to do about that running thing?" are common questions. I try to think of myself as rational, and I also try to stay aware of my limits. My biggest challenge right now is keeping my calories up, but I am quite sure that is why dark chocolate was invented...
Happy weekend running...the cooler weather is still a novelty to me while I am out on the run :)