Well that last post seems like eons ago. It was, in actuality, about 3 weeks ago. I was still worried about my foot, which is fine now by the way. The pain just kind of faded away after a week. So that was nice. What wasn’t so nice was starting running again. I loved running again, but it felt like my bladder had doubled in size since the last time I had run. Suddenly I feel the pressure. Some days are better than others. What helps is when I start out on the treadmill with a mile or two and then go pee before I head outside. My bladder and stomach both feel and look swollen in the morning, so I definitely don’t always feel great while running. When that happens, I try to concentrate on how my legs feel. They have been feeling strong and loose lately.
As for races, I did not do the Mother’s Day half. I had twinges of sciatica during my runs that week so I chickened out. I didn’t want to be lost in a shady part of town because I am too prideful to stop at a water stop for help. I ended up running about 11 miles that morning and feeling fine, so I probably could have finished it no problem. I haven’t felt the sciatica too much since then, but I am very aware that it could pop up again at any time. I have been stretching a lot to try and prevent it. I don’t want a repeat of last pregnancy.
Looking forward, it’s a long summer of 5ks. So I will probably just do Race for the Cure 5k. I hope to be able to do my town’s 4 miler and the big 7 miler downtown. After that it is August and miserable outside so eff that. I had grand plans of maybe running a half in September at 8.5 months pregnant. Um yeaaaa. I doubt that will happen. I have been doing 10 and 11 milers this month, but by then, I will probably be struggling through 5. I can’t find my support belt so I need to buck up and buy a new one before the pressure gets unbearable. I am still not really showing much, unless I wear a tight shirt and even then, I just look pudgy wudgy.
My ultrasound was yesterday. It was fairly anti climatic. This time around I was mostly worried about the baby’s anatomy and not the sex. Everything looked fine to me, but what do I know? Then at the very end the tech moved to the baby’s bottom and said, welp, it’s a girl. She snapped a quick pic of the three lines down there and that was that. I certainly wasn’t surprised. I mean it can really go one of two ways, so I wouldn’t be surprised either way. I did think I wanted a boy, but then I was secretly hoping for a girl because I want Red to have a sister. So I would be genuinely happy with either. RKY, I am not so sure. He wanted a boy as well but he also said that it didn’t really seem to make a difference if it was a boy or girl. There isn’t much difference between the two when they are little. Red is into weird boy things and girl things as well. I think the real difference will come in the teenage years. Yikes. Maybe #3 will be a boy.