Up until the past week, I cannot remember the last time I had a good run. I’ve had some mediocre runs in the past 2 months since I found out I was pregnant, but I haven’t had any where I actually feel great the whole time I’m running.
So why do I keep running if I feel like crap the whole time? Because I might feel awful/tired/nauseous/sluggish while I’m running, but when I’m done, I feel better. I have more energy to get through the day.
Over the weekend, I finally had 2 really good runs. They were good because even though it was getting hot, I could still breathe easily and I needed fewer walking breaks. Because I felt better physically, my mental motivation increased. Now, I’m looking forward to running again instead of dreading it because I know it will be so hard.
The last day of my streak is supposed to be tomorrow. I think I’m going to keep it going, but with just walking on my one mile days. As I already mentioned, I didn’t run while pregnant with Zain. I started off my pregnancy walking everyday, but stopped when I had spotting in the first trimester. I know the spotting wasn’t caused by walking but it made me nervous to do too much activity.
I want to feel better during this pregnancy, both physically and mentally, and running is already helping me do so. Before my pregnancy with Zain, I weighed 20lbs more than I do now. It was a combination of happily married weight followed by emotional eating and hormonal changes after 2 miscarriages. I also gained a bit more weight than I needed to while pregnant. While in prepared to get bigger this time around, I want to be and feel healthier in doing so.
So there you have it – still streaking and finally some better runs. Of course, now that I said it “out loud,” I’m going to jinx it and my next run will suck.
A picture from our run on Sunday. Zain enjoyed it so much that he took a little snooze. He doesn’t look too comfortable!