So, the 2nd trimester is supposed to be the honeymoon phase. Uh huh. I can't say I agree, and if it is only going to get worse, it should be interesting. Mainly, I am lucky that I can still do what I'm doing, but running has been difficult. And getting indigestion everyday at around 2pm is yucky!!! I switched to the afternoons and that worked for me this past week, but I miss the high that I have all day long when I run in the early am.
Yesterday we went crib shopping. Fun but tiring, I'm not a shopper and would rather be given a checklist and mark things off. And also at the same time, have a stork come and deliver us a surprise baby with our genes. No childbirth. No pregnancy. How great would that be? And so fair!
Today I wanted to do a long run. 12-16 miles. The schedule that I found for Philly said 16, but I wasn't that optimistic- I thought a 2 hour run would do. Usually I do long runs on Saturday morning, but I decided to run short on Saturday and run long Sunday since I ran Friday evening. I regretted Sat all day long that I hadn't done my long run - I just wasn't feeling happy and needed my fix. I ran late in the day on Sat. Sun, I tried to start around 9am and had the side stitch I've been getting, so I stopped after a mile. I held off and went to the gym with Bill around noon. I ran but it was not comfortable. I got in 4 miles. I was not in a good mood, as I wanted to run long! I waited until after the Giants game to attempt running again and still had the stitch going on, but ran 7 miles. So I got in a total of 12 miles but they were not fun or pretty. I felt better when it was all done, but not thrilled. Tomorrow I go to the doctor to ask about this weird pain/stitch going on in the same place where I feel the baby at night moving around, and my many other questions, including if I can fly to watch my sister run her first marathon right around 35-36 weeks in Florida!
week 21 summary
Monday - yoga- stretchy - no good
Tuesday - 7 miles (9:17 pace)
Wednesday - 8.15 miles (9:16 pace)
Thursday -elliptical, lift, bike
Friday - 8 miles combined around 9:20 pace
Saturday - 3 miles (10:00 pace) and some yoga
Sunday - 12 miles combined around 10 min mile pace
total 38.2 miles/ no swimming/1 yoga class