YOU GUYS- IT’S HERE. Cleveland Marathon Race Week!
In the words of Jessie Spano, I’m so excited…I’m so excited… I’m so..I’m so.. Scared?!
I’ve never been scared by a 10k before. No, typically this time of year I’m ready to run the half marathon or even gasp (once, sorta) the marathon. But this year, things are different. I’m doing the 5k 10k Challenge series.
In case you’re new to the blog or living under a rock, I’m pretty pretty pregnant. So needless to say, running has been a little … interesting?
How I think I look running:
How I actually look:
This past week, my runs have included runs/walks with me stopping for 1 (or 2) bathroom breaks. Stopping because of a cramp. Or Braxton Hicks. Or just because my legs are darn tired and my uterus hurts.
That being said, I did get in some miles – and even if I’m not in the best physical shape of my life right now, I am so emotionally ready for race weekend where I’ll be attempting to run the 5k and 10k Challenge Series.
Week of May 1: 15.23 miles – lowest week. ever. but i don’t care – almost race day!
Sunday: 0 miles!
B and I were in Boston, then flew back and I emceed a banquet, and we didn’t get home home until around 5 p.m. where I was too exhausted to even complete making dinner. So no runs.
Tuesday: 3.53 miles outside plus walking cooldown
Run with two walking breaks with a running buddy! It only took me 8 months, but I finally ran with another friend who lives downtown. I felt bad that we were going so slow, I wasn’t really able to talk and keep up the pace- but we did it!
Wednesday: 4.11 miles outside plus .5 walking cooldown inside
Run with B! This one did not start well – I made B change our route about a mile in because the baby was pushing on my bladder waaay too much and I wasn’t sure if I’d need a bathroom break. Felt better a few miles and a walking breaks in but still stopped for a quick pit stop.
Somehow slept through my alarm- but managed it in about 55 minutes on the elliptical. At least I finally got some sleep!
Friday: 5.5 miles- 4.5 run outside with a little walk and 1 mile cooldown inside
Another run with Erica! We had to stop and walk only once, but I did stop and take this photo. It was just a gorgeous morning!
Saturday: no run, just a walk with Jane. We walked to Ohio City and around the area, getting in about 10,000 steps.
Some questions for you:
- Is the weather getting nicer where you are (finally)?
- Do you get nervous during a race week?