“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Running Withdrawal

Ok.  I am definitely having running withdrawawl since my shins and the growing baby made me say - enough is enough until the baby is born.

Example #1 - I get misty eyed thinking about all the awesome races my friends will be running...without me.  :)

Exampe #2 - The night before last, I dreamt....about all the races I was going to run next year.  In the dream - I was running the Pittsburgh Marathon relay with my running buddies....and I knew that I'd already run the Knoxville Half Marathon in April and Cap City in May....plus I had plans to run the Emerald City Half and the Columbus Full in the fall.   HAHAHA!   Gotta love dreams!  Gives me something to aim for.   So, um...is anyone interested in getting a relay together for Pittsburgh?  LOL!

Example #3 - Today I insisted on starting cross-training cardio-wise since I can't run.  After my one hour long strength training workout (double the length because he no-showed on Monday), I showered, put on my new maternity swimsuit and got into the pool to attempt swimming some laps.

Note to self - NEVER forget goggles when swimming at Urban Active.  I switched to a truncated breaststroke and kickboard laps when I realize my eyes needed to not take in their water.

I cannot even begin to describe how incredibly HEAVY I felt getting back out of the pool and having to re-experience the pregnancy weight after a half-hour break.  AND - I was so tired after 1.5 hours of exercise that making lunch afterwards seemed like a chore.  But, it was worth it!

Anywhoodle - my computer is back with a new harddrive - so I should be able to keep up on all my fun internet stuff again - YAY!!!!

Until next time...


  1. Just because you are in running withdrawal does not mean you have to be in withdrawal from us!! All of us need to get together for lunch, dinner, breakfast, etc. SOON!!!!!!!!!!

    I miss you and can't wait to see you again!!

    I think we should do a relay - the only way I will run Pittsburgh again is a relay!!! ;)

  2. Swimming is soooo nice when pregnant! Goggles are a must. I also rock a hot pink swim cap. :)

    We miss seeing you, too! I like Sara's idea and we should do it soon! In fact, they should be a regular occurrence throughout the summer.

  3. Just tell me when and where and I'm there! Once Mark gets his new grill that he's been talking about (but not buying) for months - I'm hosting a cookout!!!

  4. I hope he's getting the new grill in June. Unless you've changed your mind. (And I am now going to totally stalk your posts...)

  5. FOOD! Huh, sorry, I got distracted at the thought of eating. I MISS YOU! Come hang out with me, please! And for the record, I would totally do a Pittsburgh relay...but Amy gets Mt. Washington.

  6. Totally can't wait for you to hit the trail with us again, but also want you to finish your pregnancy feeling great!

    We need to do a Lucky 13 dinner :)


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