Today I got up bright and early (truly!) I was at least partially awake since 5:00 am (when my 3 year old needed to go potty) and got out of bed at 5:30 am. I wanted to get 4 miles in today. But that didn't happen. I forgot my maternity support belt and I wish I hadn't. I did think of it just a couple of minutes in, but decided, "Oh, I'll be fine. Running has been going better." Ha, famous last words. I really think running has been going better because of it! Baby bounced on my bladder, I had an on and off crampy feeling in my lower belly, and my lower back and hips hurt. I truly think the belt helps all of those things and therefore I won't forget it again. And my shorts--they didn't like my pregnancy thighs. Time to retire those shorts until post baby (weight-loss). I did get 3 (super slow) miles in. Better than not running, but not a run that makes me feel better (like I had hoped). And I may or may not have refueled with a doughnut.
I have always struggled with running form. When I first started running my arms were too high and I looked down too much. Then my arms were too low, but at least I looked up. And now it has kind of evened out, but my arms still have issues. I run with my shoulders too much (and am much too tight) and don't simply swing my arms through the shoulders. Fortunately my feet/legs aren't too bad...Anyway, I ran across these videos. They are a thing of beauty.