Saturday, July 24, 2010

Longest run since marathon

This morning I got up early and went on a run. I started out walking the first .2 miles and that's when the mental battle began. I wanted to walk, not because I was tired or anything, but because I wanted to walk. I wouldn't let myself walk. I had run the 5 miles, there wasn't an option for quitting. I felt great by the end of it. My first mile was a 13+ mile and my last one was around 11.15, so I know my wanting to walk wasn't because I couldn't run, but because I was being lazy (maybe that's too strong of a word, but you know what I mean.)

When I started a lady said, "Nice skirt!" She was wearing the red plaid running skirt. I love it! Running skirts are awesome. :) I REALLY need to get one of their skirts for pregos. It'll give my belly some support. I got to wear my new tank that Sony sent me. I LOVE it...I was afraid at first that it'd be too small, but it's nice and long and there's room for a growing belly. It's prefect!

A couple of notes to self:
-Get a new bra, one that supports the growing ladies and doesn't let 'em bounce.
-Momma needs a new pair of shoes. My left arch is always achy when I'm done running.
-Next time I run and it's sunny outside, I need to wear a hat and sunglasses. Each time I passed by the water just right it was blinding.
-Gaining 10 pounds and then jumping back into running doesn't feel the best. You aren't going to be as fast as you were, but it does motivate you to do better.
-The more weight I carry the more my IT band on my right side hurts. I was carrying a load of wet laundry and it started acting up. Let's hope it doesn't bother me later on in the pregnancy.
-I have to run in the mornings. I'm such a better person when I get it done early.

I'm so glad I did 5 miles today and I'm SOO glad I did it without stopping. It makes me so happy to know that I can run 5 miles and still feel great. :) Not bad for being 11 weeks pregnant!

See, I'm still in the "Is she putting on weight or is she pregnant?" stage.


Courtney said...

Congrats on your long run! Do you use a foam roller on your ITB?

Christina said...

Good job on the 5 miles! You look cute in that running skirt.

Cynthia O'H said...

That's awesome. Take care of your IT band: ice, ice, ice.

kimert said...

Simply amazing! Way to go on your run! You look fantastic! :)

Amy said...

Woot! I'm so proud of you!

Amy said...

PS you look AWESOME. :D

Michelle said...

You are amazing -- 11 weeks?!?! I'm so impressed! Take care of that IT band -- lots of ice!!!

Melissa said...

Good job. Cute tank!

S Club Mama said...

wow, I'm so impressed by pregnant runners. I don't know if I'll get that chance ever but it's awesome. :) And you don't look pregnant or like you're putting on weight

Zoƫ said...

Awesome job!! Love the running skirt too!

I resorted to wearing two sports bras when helps for a temporary fix if you need it.