This is the Right Time.
My writing has been mediocre at best lately. I haven’t had much to say. It’s like a conversation. If you don’t have a lot to say, don’t feel like you have to talk just to talk. Those conversations are boring.
But I’m feeling myself again. Lucky you. I took 6 weeks off for the darn plantar fasciitis back in May right after Boston. During that time, I found out I was pregnant. Something I’d been hoping for ever since I stopped breast feeding Marshall back in March 2013. The kind of thing where every month you have a glimmer of hope you might be pregnant. My stupid genetic mutation has me wanting to speed up having kids as I know a hysterectomy is in my nearish future. Marshall will be 2.5 when the baby comes though and I’m really not the kind of person who would handle kids much closer in age very well. My patience could use some work. So, looking back on months I’d hoped I was pregnant, I’m so thankful for this timing and am confident it is right for our family.
While I won’t be running any fast times in 2014, I will be running as much through my pregnancy as I can & loving the joy it brings me with no pressure. I did run throughout my whole pregnancy with Marshall, but of course I have no clue if that will happen again. I’m also doing the whole stroller running thing pregnant- something I’ve never taken on. These are some slow miles.
I’m 17 weeks- baby expected to arrive January 15th. I’m already hungry for some serious training in 2015. I ran my fastest times ever in the year to year and a half after having Marshall. Then my surgeries slowed me down a bit, but I needed a little break at that time anyway. This is what I love about the pregnancy thing, it gives me time to relax, reflect and get rejuvenated for what is to come.
The below picture was taken when we were in San Diego for the Women’s Running Cover Shoot at 13 weeks. I’m popping out sooner with this one. I was rockin’ more of a tiny baby pooch than a cute little 6 pack that most people do on the cover of a running magazine. I’m not mad about it.
So my good old plantar fasciitis wasn’t a cover up, but it came at a decent time when I was ready to rest my body anyway. It was weird to not run the first few weeks of my pregnancy and pick back up at 10 weeks. It took some getting used to but I’m feeling good now. Still being cautious of the PT, but I’ve built up to running 3-5 miles with the stroller and a longer run (8 miles so far) on the weekend, sans stroller. Running nice and easy and just enjoying it for what it is. I’ve been particularly thankful for the cooler temps July brought this year.
For now, I am planning on running the Monumental Half in November with Marshall 2 in tow. (We don’t know if it’s a boy or girl, and I don’t think we are going to find out, but I think I’ll just call he/she Marshall 2) We’ll see what I have to say about that here in a few months though. (Both running the half and the not finding out part….)
Did I keep my secret well? Where you already on to me?