I couldn't think of anything for the Runner's Lounge white elephant thing. I'm not creative anymore after a long day. We had parent teacher conferences round 2 tonight. It makes for a long day. In between I found the room with new treadmills at school (we're going through construction so they knocked down alot of gym space), and was able to run. The first 30 minutes were BRUTAL. Shin splints, sore calves, my legs were on fire. Also from sleeping on my back too much (not on purpose) my right ass cheek just hurts and it runs down my leg (the aforementioned sciatica). One 30 minutes hit and I took my pee break, things seemed to go much better. This week, the baby's threshold seems to be 5.5 miles. Then the breaks are put on. I can visualize a little foot pushing out at my stomach like OK that is enough, stop now or I will put the hurt on woman!! Really! It is when I get the side stitch that is just painful. Maybe it really is a foot pushing against me.
So I made it to 5.5 and did some walking and my nice pace turned into a slow pace but I finished out 6 miles.
I was running when the indoor track girls team was working out in there and I wanted to tell them, let this be a lesson, be smart! Abstinence or safe sex people!! Otherwise you won't be able to run for S**T and you'll have a big gut to show around. I'm definitely starting to feel HUGE.
One thing that I think is really neat about being pregnant (as the anti-pregger) is feeling the baby moving and watching my stomach move. What is cool too is that whenever I work out, the baby stops moving and let's me do my thing. I wonder what he/she does - goes to sleep? Holds on for dear life? I find the movement part really cool - but the feeling huge is making me feel like, ok, ready for you to come out baby! And real easily too!
I can't believe we have to work the day after conferences. It is usually a real shit day and I want to throw things at people.
Have a good weekend to all, and good luck to CLARE who will be hopefully bringing her little one into the world this weekend!