Today was an emotional/hormonal day, hence the need for the second post of the day. I woke up feeling fine, and got ready to go for a run. I started out okay, but gradually slowed down and just couldn’t get in a rhythm. I ran MAYBE 60% of the time. By the time I got home, I felt horrible – physically and mentally. And then I broke down – I felt icky and unfit and like I’d never feel like my normal runner-self. Dang all these hormones making me have crazy thoughts!
It took most of the day, but I think I have a better perspective now… I have to slow down and take it easy, both on the road and on myself, after all, there is an actual human being growing inside of me!
So here is a new vow to myself:
– I will run when I can, at a comfortable pace.
– I will understand and (try to) accept that some days will be better than others.
– I will define a new normal, both during pregnancy and after.