I’m now 23 weeks pregnant and it’s getting harder and harder to run. I find myself out of breath sooner, going much slower, getting cramps and my heart rate skyrockets even if I’m running at what feels like a snail’s pace.
But, I’m still feeling glad that I’m able to run at all and hope i can keep it up for a little bit longer. I’m at day 338 of my running streak and hoping to keep it up just a little longer. I’ve never ever run this many days in a row and I’m surprised and amazed at what my body can handle, especially this far along in my pregnancy!
This week, I ended with 36.9 miles. Had I realized I was at .9 I may have run an extra .1 … but I didn’t until tallying it up and honestly, I’m fine with it. A few bonuses:
Every run was outdoors! These days after I run I get in a short walk on the treadmill to cool down and drink water, which has been a nice way to be inside and outside.
Since I run in the mornings, even on the warmer days, the mornings are still pretty chilly. I had a few days in the 20s when I went out in the morning, but one day was in the 50s in the morning!
Here’s how the week looked:
Sunday: 4.65 miles + 2.22 mile family walk
Monday: 5.5 miles
Tuesday: 5.4 miles
Wednesday: 5.6 miles
Thursday: 5.41 miles
Friday: 5.6 miles + 2.1 mile nighttime family walk
Saturday: 4.74 miles + 2.24 mile walk with the family and some friends
Total Mileage: 36.9 miles
Weeks Pregnant: 23!
Total Days of Running Streak: 338
Some questions for you:
- Is it feeling like spring near you?
- Do you like wearing shorts when running or do you prefer skirts or capris?