Wooohoo!! This is a Tuesdays on the Run post to celebrate – for two reasons.
- IT’S RACE WEEK OMG. Yes, it’s Cleveland Marathon week. Yikes.
- I got in two (semi) runs this week!
If you’ve been following along, you know that I’m (super) pregnant – like almost 39 weeks – and have not been able to run as much this pregnancy as the last one.
BUT, I did get in two sorta runs this week – well, walk/runs, and even though they frankly sucked in terms of how my body felt, emotionally, they felt good.
Saturday morning there was a 5k running through my neighborhood, so B asked me if I wanted to run it. An according to my doctor, since I’m 38+ weeks pregnant and could go into labor at any time so running is okay with her, I said sure!
It was mostly a run/walk. And the running was sloooooow. And didn’t really feel good on my body. But man, it emotionally felt good to be able to run!
And now, we’re just 4 days away from Cleveland Marathon race weekend.
I’ll admit- I’m nervous. The 5k I did over the weekend was HARD. How am I going to do a 5k AND a 10K in one weekend? And at 39 weeks pregnant? How much walking is too much for it not to be considered a race?
But still, I am excited for an ready for the race – it’s such a fun race with so many great events all weekend and I can’t wait to see my fellow ambassadors and cheer on the marathoners. I may not be in as good a shape as I was at last year’s event when I did the half, but I’m still going to try to have fun!
Some questions for you:
- If you ran while pregnant, how long did you run for? Ever done a 10k at 39 weeks pregnant?
- Are you well into racing season now that SPRING is here?