Happy Hump Day! I actually snicker when I hear that ;) It reminds me of the "road hump" signs I see.
So yesterday I was talking to my friend Alison and she's a runner. She ran the Marine Corps Marathon last year- with a semi busted ankle, mind you. Hardcore! Anyway, she's on a little bit of a scale back on running right now too (for reasons similar to mine), but she excitedly told me she had signed up for a 15K race in December yesterday.
This prompted us to discuss the running/racing debate that I have been having with myself all year long. I never actually planned for this to be something I had to think about this long. I'd hoped to get pregnant quickly, spend 9 months taking it semi-easy while my baby baked, then get back out there once I was a mom (assuming I actually have time to run). I wasn't supposed to be in September, not pregnant, and still not knowing what to do about running.
I know I've talked about it before, but running while I'm TTC or pregnant kind of makes me uncomfortable. I just feel like there's other lower impact things I can be doing for exercise that won't make me worry so much that I could be jeapordizing anything.
|Walking Clyde is the new running?!|
Lately, I have been running, but it's sporadic and usually about 2 miles at a time. I'm definitely not in training mode at all and I have a hard time getting into running when I'm not in training mode. I've considered doing a 5K, but when I've thought more about it I basically opted not to, knowing I'm not in decent enough shape to PR right now, which is usually my goal when I race. That was the other part of my discussion with Alison, who feels that races are not just about PR's, it's also for the fun of it. I just think I will not have fun if I'm huffing and puffing and 5 minutes from my PR... but that's me.
The thing is that I don't know how long it will take for me to get pregnant again. It could take a while. The only race I have done in 2011 is the Charleston Marathon. Maybe I should train for something... I don't know. I think the debate in my head is just going to continue and might be remain unresolved for a while.