Saturday, June 16, 2012

3.5 miles

I haven't run much at all this week, resting up my ankle.  But after a 2 mile run and no pain, I decided to try for 4 miles today.  My husband dropped me off from home (so our dog and the dog we're dog-sitting wouldn't follow me), and to be on the safe side I decided to go the 3.5 and I could always tack on the extra .5 if I felt good.  I've been running with the stroller a lot lately and I think that it is making me stronger. (yay!).  I was able to run a faster pace than usual, felt good, and only took one walk break (and that's when I saw a dog...I am terrified of dogs I don't know and I live in the country where dogs are not usually kenneled or leashed and don't see runners often).  My breathing felt fantastic today (that's how I gauge how I'm doing pregnant), but my muscles were definitely a bit tight.  I probably could have stopped and stretched, but once I started I didn't want to stop.  I was plenty tired at the 3.5 so I decided not to push the last .5 and just enjoy running a little faster than I have.

Mile 1: 9:18
Mile 2: 9:45 (with walk break)
Mile 3: 9:16
.5 Mile: 4:30

Total: 32:48 (for a 9:22/mile pace)

I can tell running is different now when I am super happy to keep it under a 10 minute/mile pace for short runs.  I feel so much better staying more active even though I have managed to gain just as much weight already. :/  My midwife wasn't too impressed my last appointment, but it's the same as with the boys and I gained under 30 lbs with both of them.  I'm frustrated that she said anything at all...but apparently she is known for that.  I'm not exactly sure where I am now, but as of 18 weeks I was up 10 lbs.

My lovely 20 week belly picture...


  1. Your midwife said that?! How RUDE of her! Ugh, some people!

    Nice job on the run! Glad you played it safe and tacked on the extra .5 It's probably a good idea running with the stroller too! Then you have time to get used to it!

    Are you using a foam roller for your sore muscles? One of my friends suggested using a tennis ball..

    Hope you and your family had a lovely weekend!

    ps: this is "cisforcourtney" but it won't let me comment with wordpress--silly wordpress!

    1. I haven't tried a foam roller...I should try the tennis ball, I really do think it would make a huge difference. I'm so bad about stretching...I just need to discipline myself to do it.

  2. I'm reallllllllly bad about stretching too. But when I do, helps SO much!