Thursday, April 10, 2014

Week 16

I should stop taking these at sunset.
My legs are not this long.
This was a week of realizations and promises. I had a super-secret goal for this spring, beyond keeping up the 10 miles per week. I wanted to run a half-marathon. I figured if it was early enough in the pregnancy, and the spring, that things like heat and exhaustion wouldn't be factors. 

So after 2 weeks of trying to extend my runs from 3 to 6, I had to call it quits. Ok, that's not quite truthful. After coming home after the last 4 runs with hands so swollen that I couldn't close them, and feet so giant they'd formed new blisters... Stephan took one look at me and declared my training officially over. 

And I cried. 

And he promised me that I could treat myself to a spring marathon (a FULL marathon) next year. And I promised to actually listen to him and not run more than 4 miles at a time from now on. 


Annie Crow said...

I am so glad you have a smart husband, and so glad you are listening to him.

I also was itching for a half during my second pregancy... also a dream deferred.

I like his promise to you! Though you might want to consider giving yourself an extra six months for post-pregnancy recovery. Just from a sleep perspective.

Ali K. said...

I second what Annie has said...she put it all perfectly.