OK Iâ€™ve decided – Iâ€™m registering for the 5K â€œFun Runâ€ today! I dare not call it a 5K race â€˜cause that seems to conjure up images of 5000m Olympic hopefuls lining up at the start line at a track â€“ and trust me â€“ I am FAR FAR away from being an Olympic hopeful. Anyways, the run is 11 days away and I can still â€œrunâ€ (I use that term loosely â€“ afterall my â€œrunningâ€ resembles more of a very fast walk. Today I even â€œranâ€ for 30 min on the treadmill â€“ 2 min at 4.0 mph and 3 min at 5.5 mph repeated 6 times â€“ I can do this â€“ I know I can! Although, the tummy is definitely getting bigger â€“itâ€™s not so big that itâ€™s impossible to â€œrunâ€.
My original goal was to be able to keep running until the 5K, now I think Iâ€™m going to revise my goal to: to be able to keep â€œrunningâ€ until 32 weeks â€“ that will leave me 8 weeks of â€œpower walkingâ€ at the end of this pregnancy. If I can manage to stay active like this until the end, then labour & delivery will be â€œeasierâ€, right? Never mind how much it will help with recoveryâ€¦
(I promise that I’ll post pictures after the “race” 😉 )