Monday, November 3, 2008

13 days...

Just less than two weeks before I run my first half marathon. I am starting to freak out a little bit, which is weird because I would normally be freaking out A LOT! I just really am ready to get it over with and feel that high after finishing. I want to go back to just running my regular 3-5 mile runs and be finished with the long runs. We ran 10 1/2 miles yesterday and it was a good run. We took our time but still made good time and ran several hills. I do believe at the end I could have gone the extra 3 miles to finish up a half marathon. That is good considering I have 13 days until I will be doing so. My running partner is REALLY freaking out. I think that maybe I am not so worried because I know that since I am pregnant, I can not really push myself. It will be just a matter of finishing the run while running the entire time. I know that is enough. I don't think I could be so calm if I was my regular not pregnant competitive self. I would be setting all kinds of time goals and probably over doing it.
I actually wore my bella band during the run and feel like it really gave me some support. I am going to go ahead and get the back/belly brace before my long run this weekend. I was incredibly sore after the 10 1/2 miles. My legs are a bit sore/tight, but the worst is my pelvic area (at least I think this is what it would be called). Basically I felt like you do at the end of your pregnancy in the "nether regions". Just achy. Another reason I will be glad to cut out the long runs! I will also be purchasing some body glide, there was some major chaffing of the bewbies going on that can not be tolerated!


Anna said...

that's amazing good for you!
I have trouble walking up and down my driveway! LOL

Rachael said...

Wow. I'm impressed. I could never run more than a couple miles when pregnant. I just could not tolerate the bouncing! I felt like I had to stop and go pee every 10 minutes! Sorry if that was TMI, but since you shared about the bewbies (lol) I was inspired to kick that in! :) Good luck on your race!