Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Still...

Did a little over 6 miles today. Started out well, first 3 miles under a 10:00 pace, then my legs started feeling heavy again, a little sore. OK, so I walked more, it was still 6 miles and it was beautiful out so that's good. I've been running much more than the new "usual" lately so it makes sense. Had a really good stretch and roll on the foam roller after...heaven.

The kid's kicks are strong enough now that when the laptop is on my lap, the whole thing moves if she hits it right. Very amusing.

I'm not worried about having the kid here...she's going to be awesome. I'm not worried about my lifestyle changing when I have the kid...it will, but still. What I'm worried about is that I will change after the kid. I won't want to run...I won't care about working out...it'll be too easy to find something more important to do. Clearly the fear of loss of identity is a common theme in the other pregnant runners' blogs I read...which is a comfort. But it's a worthy fear...who am I if I don't WANT to run anymore? It probably won't happen. Still...

6 comments:

Laura said...

make sure you get one heck of a good jogging stroller...and schedule in time for those alone runs when Fred is home--I have a friend who changes into her running clothes right before her husband is scheduled to get home from work and as soon as he gets in the door she runs out of it!

N.D. said...

I don't think that will happen at all. You seem completely motivated and I don't think you'll change as a person. I'm just worried I'll be too tired!! Great job on the 6 miles. How long are you staying out of work again?

Nate S said...

I was worried about this.

But sure enough, there's a lot of important things that come up, but you are still who you are and that includes exercising. I know for me, I'm tired and normally hate putting down m little girl.. but I still can't wait until I can run again and am enjoying the short, slow walks I can do in the meantime.
I think the only people really at risk of losing the habit are those who do it because they have to not because they love it--- doesn't seem to be the case here.

Heather said...

Sorry! That last comment was me! I didn't realize I was logged in under my husband's account!

Clare said...

heather, i was excited because i thought someone else found my blog!! :)

i'm taking 12 weeks off officially, plus the christmas vacation that doesn't count (but adds an extra week and a half or so).

Sheryl said...

Clare, someone else did find your blog. Me! ;-)
I just started my own Arthritis blog and have been searching for other people blogging about RA, etc.
I'm not much of a runner, but I can relate to your desire to be an athlete despite the RA. I'm 36 (with 11 years of RA under my belt) and made a similar decision about 3 years ago, which propelled me into doing sprint triathlons. Yay, athletic RA people!
Would love to hear more about your pregnancy and how it has been with the RA. There is so little reliable information out there on that topic, so I'm very curious to hear other people's stories. Take care and be well!