Yesterday I again met Lisa and Norma at the park for their half marathon training. Six miles were on the docket. I actually did all six, and I even ran a tiny portion (like, a tenth of a mile occasionally). That little bit did not leave me with any post-run knee pain. I think for my next run I shall try some intervals!
It was a gorgeous, crisp morning. I wore my entire maternity running wardrobe, which now consists of not only a running jacket but also some cool tights! They're fabulous; I could totally get away with wearing them with a long sweater (since, apparently, the yucky 1980's are back, and they're more like "pants" than running tights). The website said I'd probably want to wear them post-baby. For how much they cost, I'd better! :)
I have been working quite a lot, as I have touched on previously. And some nice people have asked me how it is going. Here's the deal, and it even relates to running. I have noticed a distinct pattern in my seven months of self-employment: feast or famine. I'm either so busy I can't imagine how I'll get it all done, or I am unemployed. Quite the contrast! I have faced 4.5 months of extreme workload and 2.5 months of zilch. Fortunately, the "zilch" came when a) we were in the middle of selling our old house and relocating, and b) the early weeks of pregnancy. I'd say "everything happens for a reason" to that!
As it relates to running, this is quite a change for me. Now, we ALL know that running is good for stress management. I have heard it time and time again. However, since I have always been an early morning runner, I can't say that I have experienced the stress relief of it all. I mean, who has stress at 5:30 AM??? Well, now, I am morphing into an after work / late afternoon runner (or walker, as is now mostly the case). And I DEFINITELY see the stress relief of it all. I leave the work stress back at my desk and get outdoors and forget it all. Brilliant!
So that's where I am with it all. Have a great week!