running for two

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.

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