Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sub-10 minute miles!

Ok, it was only 2 of them, on the treadmill. But considering I almost talked myself out of it altogether I am happy! I started out doing my usual 10 m/m pace, but after half a mile or so I wanted to go faster. I kept upping the pace a little, and by the last 2 minutes I was up to an 8 minute pace. Even just little bouts of running fast (or normal) makes me feel...normal. I actually felt less pregnant while running today than at any other time.

After the run I went to the core class. I've decided I can still do most of the ab work, but I go slower and aim for about 75% of the reps. Going slower puts less stress on the abs, but I still feel like I'm giving them a bit of a workout.

As the kid gets bigger and stronger, I have to say it just feels weird feeling her squirm around. Mostly cool, but sometimes...creepy.

I've been having Braxton-Hicks contractions since about 20 weeks, and they don't concern me (especially as my cervix was closed and normal at the last appointment), but I did feel them today during class (not during the run). They happen at any time though, lying down, standing up, morning, afternoon, night...but I just assume they're normal.


Mama Simmons said...

Glad you're feeling so good! Woohoo! I'm surprised you don't feel the BH while you're running... that was/is always where mine are the worst. :( I really think that hydration is key though- I've found that workouts are a lot more comfortable (i.e. fewer really tight contractions) when I've had a lot of water and continue to drink through the workout. I'm with you though on pushing it a little when you feel good. The last couple days I've felt great swimming and have done a couple of interval repeats that are not too far off where I was pre-preggo. I think if I'd been really willing to push I would have been able to go my old speed. Nice and reassuring! And it feels GREAT!

*aron* said...

wooo! you are so awesome keeping up on all your workouts... i hope i can be like that when i am pregnant someday!

N.D. said...

Great job! that's awesome. Isn't a great feeling when you feel NORMAL!!
What do the BH feel like? Well, super on the running!