OMG I want to run outside. I mean, I probably could…I’m sure Alaskans will head out in -10 degree weather and stumble through the snow and ice. I had a cut back week last week and ended up with 42.5 miles. I could feel myself getting a cold, so I took it easy, drank lots of V8, and managed to avoid getting full blown sick. Huzzah
The rest of this week does not look promising for outdoor runs. I think I have managed, with two a days and short easy rest day runs, to make a plan with 50 miles in it. Sunday I ran 9 in the a.m. and 2 later. Monday I ran 6 in the a.m. and planned on doing 2 at night. Didn’t happen. So today is my rest day, but I got up 15 minutes early and fit in those 2 from last night. The original plan was to do my 15-16 miler this weekend, but we have a full on blizzard coming and I would prefer to push the run back a week than to do it all on the treadmill. My 14 miler was on the treadmill a couple wks ago. It went ok, but I was sweaty and yuck. So if I want to make 50, I will have to do 7 for the next 3 days and 10 on Saturday. I keep checking the forecast in case something changes.
So, I am expecting, but it is still very early and I am not sure if it is going to “stick.” I have not allowed myself to feel any excitement yet and I will not until after I have visited the doctor and have a strong confirmed heart beat. Even then, I will be cautious. I have not even called my doctor yet as he does not see patients until 10 weeks. My chest is sore, but I feel like it’s subsiding which is not a good sign. I have a little nausea, but I tend to have that even when I’m not preggo because of my inner ears. I am actually hoping to feel a bit more sick because I believe that is a good sign. However, I was not really sick with Red, I remember dry heaving a few times when I first woke up and then was fine.
I am still training for Boston, but I am not sure if I will actually run it. I will go to watch if I can’t. I think my mom will refuse to let me leave if she thinks I am going to run it. She is already mad at me for planning on going without her. Legitimately mad. So I don’t even feel like running it sometimes. I have a good qualifying time for 2015, so there is always the possibility of that. I’m also considering running one closer to home, for peace of mind. Of course, I will do what my doctor recommends. Barring injury or some complication, there are definitely some half marathons in my future.