1.20.09 A historic day.. also one month to go until my due date. Actual due date: 2.19 - but I'm sorry, the number 19 wasn't working out for me and I liked 20 better so I changed it! So, one month from today, maybe we will have a baby! Or maybe add a couple more weeks to that. Either way, it is soon! I was busy this weekend making blogs for my fundraising for Boston (http://natalieavioli.blogspot.com) and for baby updates (http://ditullios.blogspot.com/) so that was fun. I didn't want to mix them with my running blog. This is midterm week at school (my favorite week of the year not counting finals) and I wanted to work through that for sure and after this week I'm ready for the baby!
In the spirit of midterm week I was able to go for a run near school midday. There was still snow on the ground in some parts and it was pretty cold but the fresh air felt good! It wasn't the best run but still parts of it I was RUNNING, outside, and it felt good! My calves and achilles have been KILLING me the last 2 days I ran. I should have taken an off day from running for sure. I think that I also need some of those recovery socks and they might help! I think my running stride is weird now which is affecting my achilles maybe - otherwise I've never had this weird pain before. Imagine my dismay that after running what felt like 2 hours (42 min), maybe 10-12 miles, I went to g-map and found that I had only ran/walked 3 miles. I had to stop alot because my legs were really screaming in pain. No running tomorrow for me! Going to swim and do lots of pulling, my legs need a break! After the 11 miles on Sat on the TM, I had the most energy, it was ridiculous. I was cleaning floors, doing wash, vacuuming, all of this cleaning like a madwoman. I couldn't even fall asleep when it was time. Then Sunday, it hit me more. Today I am completely exhausted, but that is mainly because I woke up starving at 4:30am and wide awake. I went downstairs and ate an english muffin w/ butter (yum yum) and ran the dishwasher! I realized last school year I woke up only 20 minutes later every morning to work out but it felt like the middle of the night last night!
I go find out tomorrow what position the baby is in, so keep a good thought that the peanut is facing down! No C-section please! I will be doing jumping jacks, headstands and flipturns 24/7 if the baby is breech!
week 34 stats
Monday - off travel day! (when was the last day I took OFF?)
Tuesday - 5.05 miles
Wednesday - 4.7 miles, swim 2500 yds
Thursday - 2 miles, 4 miles (split)
Friday - swim 2500yd, wii fit
Saturday - long 11 miles
Sunday - easy 3.3 miles, lift