- When I was in college, I was in Air Force ROTC for a semester. We had to run 1.5 miles in some reasonable amount of time ( think it was 15 minutes). I went out too fast and failed.
- Facebook just informed me that my status on August 18, 2010 was that I ran mile repeats: 8:06, 8:05, 7:56. I don’t think I could run one mile anywhere close to that right now, even if I was being chased.
- When I was pregnant with Jones, I worked out 3-5 days a week. I lifted weights, I used the elliptical, and I biked. I was still huge.
- With Shoo, I only walked and chased after a 3 year old. I gained the exact same amount of weight (but unfortunately had started out 10 pounds heavier.)
- Moral of the story? Do the best you can to stay active and eat right during pregnancy, but recognize that there are some changes that your body will choose on its own. (Thighs and butt, anyone?) And it is possible to come back in better shape afterwards.
- Before Shoo, I never ran more than 30 minutes at a time. My first race ever was after he was born and it was an 8K. I thought that meant 4 miles. Needless to say, everything over four miles pretty much sucked.
- Qualifying for and running Boston is not on my “running goals” list, but I do want to do a relay and someday I really want to do a timed ultra (I’ll never run one of the trail ultras that’s out there.)
- I haven’t run more than 6 miles since my half in March, yet I’m already jonesin’ for another full marathon. I swear the memory of the pain should last longer than a year LOL. Maybe I should get through training for my Philly half before I start thinking about it.
Happy Friday, everyone. Ours involves a tonsillectomy, so I’m a little stressed…