Flying Pig 2015

Flying Pig 2015

Thursday, January 7, 2016

D.O.A.P.: The Intro

Diary of a Prunner (Pregnant Runner). I think this might be the title for my pregnant running series. I have a feeling this is going to the most adventurous, most challenging, and most enjoyable running phase of my life. I fully expect a roller coaster ride. Anything else would be disappointing.
 
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I seemed to have turned a corner with regards to my first trimester symptoms (PRAYERS ANSWERED!! THANK YOU!). I've had minimal to moderate nausea the past four days. I've also had more energy than usual. I came home Monday and felt the urge to clean. Lately, all I want to do is come home and fall asleep.
 
Tuesday, I didn't have to work. I assumed I would spend the day catching up on sleep but I had the urge to be productive. I spent 6 hours organizing things around the house. Literally six hours on my feet. I felt amazing! I then managed to squeeze in an 8 mile run.
 
I didn't get too excited about this, though, because the following day, I felt ick again...but not as intense.

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So far, the most challenging part about this phase of pregnancy is coming to the realization that you can't keep up with your typical running partners. I have not been able to wake up and have a productive run in the morning. Y'all know crazy runners get up at 4 and 5 a.m. to get this crap done. I just can't make myself do that right now. Also, my unpredictability is preventing me from wanting to commit to running with my friends. Some days, I have no problem at all keeping my faster easy pace. Some days, I can even dip into the 7s for a couple or few miles (yesterday!). The problem? I never know when I'll be able to handle it. I can't just plan a run. I always do what my body tells me I can do that day.

With all of my besties training for races, I can't ask them to run with me if I don't know if I can keep with their pace. This, my friends, has been tough. I guess I have this fear that I will mess them up ( I know how crazy I can get with my training sometimes). I also have this fear of losing "the spark" in my friendships because most of our bonding happened on runs. We are all busy people and our runs are when we had time to connect.

I'm not sure if these are valid fears or me just being stupid. When I was pregnant with James, I was a solo runner and had no girlfriends so I didn't care. I just hope that when this first phase passes, I can keep up with my friends again! I look forward to documenting my running adventures with this pregnancy and can't wait to see how this one treats me!!

1 comment:

  1. When I was going through my injuries this past year, I had the same feelings. I was worried that the closeness I had with my friends would dissipate since we couldn't run together. Thankfully that did not happen, and I'm sure you'll experience the same. What started as running friendships has transcended into so much more ♡♡♡

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