It’s amazing what much one good run can do for your mood, self esteem, and overall well being.
For most of this week, I had so-so to bad runs. Runs where I told myself, just get to one mile without stopping and then you can walk for a minute. Where I reminded myself that I had “less than 2 weeks to go to get to a year in my running streak.” Runs where I also completely doubted myself and doubted my ability to keep running throughout this pregnancy.
And then Saturday came along and after a full night’s sleep and beautiful weather, I finally had a good run. No, a great run. A run where the walking was minimal, the weather was PERFECT and I was able to get in under 12 minutes/miles, even with walking, for the entire 5 miles. And at 25 weeks pregnant and day 352 of my running streak, I’m really happy about that.
So, even though this week is my lowest mileage week in 2021, I ended the week on a high note.
In addition to ending the week with a good run, it was a good week in terms of our weather. We had sunshines and warm weather every day, which meant some perfect mornings for running and even shorts weather!
Here’s how the week looked:
Sunday: 4.27 miles
Monday: 4.5 miles
Tuesday: 5.61 miles
Wednesday: 4.62 miles
Thursday: 5.25 miles
Friday: 5.19 miles
Saturday: 5.29 miles 11:34 min/mile
Total Mileage: 34.73 miles
Weeks Pregnant: 25!
Total Days of Running Streak: 352
And some photos from the week:
A beautiful sunrise on Monday
Stopping to enjoy the flowers on Saturday’s beautiful run
Some questions for you:
- When was the last time you had a GREAT run?
- Do you wear a watch to keep track of pace/mileage on your runs?