Boston is just over a week away. I am still mostly nervous about the whole getting on a bus and waiting in Athlete’s Village thing. I’m nervous about timing. I really hope they have an overabundance of portapotties. I already have had major increase in the amount of times I need to pee every day and I’m only 14wks 5 days. I am also nervous about talking to people. I don’t want to meet anyone new. Not because I am mean, but because I am weird. I hate chit chat, small talk, etc. God help me, the bus ride might be torture.
Once the race has started I will feel so much better. There is really no pressure on me to run a certain time. That’s one of the nice things about running while pregnant.
I did a sub-7 minute run the other day. It was mostly 1 mile and 800 meter repeats. Then I would sit at the computer and watch Bridezillas clips for 3 minutes, then get back on and do another. I think it will probably be the last really speedy workout I will do. I did do a short workout today and tried the “tabata” method with 20 seconds of fast and 10 seconds of slow. It was tough but I did 2.5 miles. Tomorrow I hope to do 8-10 miles and that will probably be the longest I will do before Boston. Gotta cut back this week even though the weather is supposed to be lovely and perfect for running. FINALLY.
I feel like I am showing, but I am not really. Just at night when I am full and bloated I seem to have a little pouch. Most people would assume I’ve let myself go a bit. Last time I don’t think I popped til about 5 months or later. Second time is supposed to be a month sooner, which means right after Boston I should pop. That is when I plan on spilling the beans finally, though I might tell my mom right after the race. I might wait til my 18 week appt the next week though.
I haven’t had sciatica yet, but I am expecting it. I plan to stretch and try to ward it off before it hits, but I’m sure it will sideline me or slow me down quite a bit. I haven’t been to my chiro since the fall, so she will be pissed at me when I finally waltz back in.
So less than a week after the marathon, I have a half marathon. Hopefully I am recovered in 5 days! If not, oh well. I have that whole no pressure because I am preggo thing going on. I plan on doing the mother’s day half as well. I will be 20 wks at that point. After that comes summer time which means a ton of 5ks that I don’t want to do. Hopefully I will be able to do the local 4 & 7 mile races in July and I really have no plans after that.
Well, I probably won’t update until after the big day, so fingers crossed it all goes well.