Nick

Kara

8.13.2008

Goal for week- 30 miles

Obviously I am not really good at resting injuries, I just push my body to its limits, maybe even further. I thought it was so nice out yesterday so I decided the elliptical machine looked boring and went for an outside run near my gym - it was super sluggish. I went out thinking maybe I'd try for 40 minutes, but a good turn around place was about 30, and I wasn't enjoying it so much, so I ran back to the gym, did an abs class and spent the other 30 minutes doing the elliptical in the end. That wasn't bad. But then, B came home and wanted to go to the gym - and before we went we had some back and forth crap going on (mostly due to my crappy unenthusiastic complainer attitude about being pregnant - more on that later) so by the time we went to the gym, I was completed revved up and definitely getting on the treadmill. I had the best run in the past few weeks. I can't control myself on the treadmill to not see the speed that I want, so I did a slow warmup and then ran off my worries for the time at happy speeds. I decided then that I would not run today or tomorrow (promising myself!) in preparation for a longer run on Friday. Today I swam. It was so nice. After watching the olympians I am so motivated to swim. I was wondering what it would feel like when I have a fat belly weighing me down and how long I could possibly swim. But, that is the plan for the rest of the week, cross train tomorrow and long run Friday, easy run or runs over the weekend. My goal for the week is to hit 30 again - it was a given for me in the past 8 months but with the knee, the last 2 weeks have been around 20-25 and haven't made it. The weather is great around here - enjoy it!

8 comments:

  1. Wow, 30 miles! Amazing!

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  2. If I've learned anything in this pregnancy, it's that your body will have a way of stopping you when you need to stop, despite our best efforts to push past our comfort zones. And it's totally worth it!

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  3. my pregnant friends LOVED swimming, especially towards the end. the pool makes you feel weightless so i hear its great when you are big and uncomfortable.

    i cant wait to be back up at 30 miles. i havent run yet this week and its so hard!! wont be long though :) good job getting the work outs in, just take care of the knee!!! dont want to be stuck with no running at all.

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  4. Glad to hear you are feeling strong. Good luck with your 30 and enjoy your week!

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  5. wait...back the truck up...you're pregnant?

    Dang girl, you rock.

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  6. Wow 30 miles with a knee injury and pregnant- you are superwoman!

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  7. You are doing great. I hear you with the Olympics and swimming. My only problem is that I stink at it! I think you'll really enjoy the pool as your pregnacy progesses.

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  8. You're freeking awesome! I didn't do anything but sleep when I was pregnant LMAO!

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