In my last post, on August 2, I stated: I have 2 goals for the month – to not take more than 1 day off in a row, and to run at least 20 miles a week, hopefully 25-30 miles a week.
SO MUCH FOR THAT. August has been my worst month in AGES – since before Cora was born. Probably worst in years.
The 1st week of August was great. I ran 27.4 miles and was feeling great and excited about a good month. That was the week I was on Lookout.
And then. A cold with serious chest congestion hit be HARD as soon as I got home. I tried to run once that week, which was a mistake. It made me get worse. Over 2 weeks later, I am finally not coughing all the time, but my chest does still feel a bit tight. I plan to run tomorrow for the 2nd time in 2+ weeks.
The other culprit in hindering my running is actually not a bad thing at all – but a GREAT, fun, exciting thing – baby #3 is on the way!!! I am just over 8 weeks pregnant and have been feeling it – exhausted as can be and nauseous.
I do hope to run for a while in this pregnancy, as I did with Cora (almost 30 weeks). Running while pregnant goes against everything in me as a runner – not matter how consistent I am, I will get slower and slower. I have to stay focused long term – the longer I keep running, the easier it will be to come back after the baby is born.
This blog will probably suffer over the next months, as I’m not “training.” Yet I will still write from time to time.