I've been trying since December 12th to run 14 miles. I'm not sure why that number was so important to me. I guess I just felt I needed to run that amount to make sure I could tolerate running my half marathon. The first week I ran 13.5 miles...probably could have made it to 14 but wanted to stop at 9 so I was DONE. The next two weeks, I couldn't will myself to run more than 12. It was a struggle.
I know it's because I had to do these runs in the morning. I swore off morning runs after my horrible attempt on Friday. I started dry heaving after 5 miles and knew it wasn't going to happen. I was so pissed...and DETERMINED. I knew I could get it done! I decided I would make an attempt on the mill. FOURTEEN MILES ON THE TREADMILL?! Ugh. I have some crazy friends who have run much more than that on the treadmill but 8 miles has always been my limit.
I wanted to quit so many times, but I kept taking it two miles at a time. I hated this run so much that I didn't feel a lot of excitement when I finished. I was just glad to be DONE.
|One of the highlights of my week. Although we both felt like crap, I got to run my last 6 miles of 2015 with one of my besties. This girl kicked butt the following day in a 5k!!! [Marion]|
In other news, I didn't accomplish my speed workout this week (too many attempts at morning running) but I did run a solid 45 miles (if you count Sunday through Saturday; 37 miles if you do Monday through Sunday). I really hate not having a goal right now!
I'm still convinced I'm 12 weeks pregnant and can't wait to find out in 9 more days!!!!! Please continue praying for me. The Unisom has definitely helped me sleep better at night but I still feel tired most of the day. I'm also still very nauseous most of the day. I do have periods of relief but they seem to last for only an hour. I'm hoping I have only 1-2 more weeks of this! I just keep holding onto the fact that this is temporary and the second trimester will be glorious.