July, fantastic July! I don’t think in my life I’ve ever been happy to mark off the days of summer.
Saturday went really well. I ran the Reeds Lake 5K and I worked really hard to make sure I wasn’t overdoing it. I felt good. I was definitely running harder than a jog in the park but kept trying to make sure I wasn’t breathing too hard and that I could still have a conversation. I didn’t have anyone around me to talk to so I decided to try encouraging other runners. When my voice came out strong and not breathless I felt like I was keeping it in control. In the end I ran 6:33 pace, which would have been under 20:30 but Tim and I both had the course as long. It was a little hard for me to not go faster, I’ll admit it. Seeing people out there in front of me…I just naturally try to pull myself in, but I kept looking at my watch and forcing myself to back off when the pace got faster or my breathing seemed labored. And my legs felt pretty good! I got my first 5 miles in, with the 2 mile warm up and the 3.1 mile “race”. My breasts were hurting pretty bad when I started the warm up, but I didn’t notice it much after the 1st mile.
I ran on Sunday morning and it actually felt harder than it did the day before. I wasn’t sore from the run at Reeds at all, but I had a side cramp and I think it was just kind of humid on Sunday. I also did a 26 mile bike ride on Sunday, though much slower than I’ve been riding. That’s ok, it felt good. I’m nervous about working out too hard.
I called the doctor this morning for my 1st appointment! I left a message and I left my wrong phone number! Call it pregnancy brain already! Waiting on them to call me back. I really just want to get to the doctor and get passed these next few weeks so I feel better about the baby’s chance of survival. I wonder if all mother’s think and worry like this? My cramps are getting less and less and I wonder if that’s a good thing or not? Its so crazy. All this stuff for something that’s about the size of a sesame seed! I can’t wait until that first doctor’s appointment. I think that will make it seem more real.
We’re seeing Val and Derek on Wednesday for the 4th and I think we’re going to tell them. Even though its early, they will notice if I’m not drinking, plus it will be good for me to talk to her since she just went through it, as a runner too.
Tonight after work I’m biking with Carol. I’m just nervous to make sure I don’t go too hard, but I think it will be fine. I’m not quite ready to tell her yet, but realize it may come up and I’m not sure what I’ll say.