Can I just say that I love this site! It has been so fun to feel the energy of the race getting closer and to hear about all the hard work you mommies have put in to get your bodies ready. I am so jealous (but also very happy for you)! I hope you keep the fire going because I will need you even more after I have this baby.
I figured it was time for an update considering it has been almost three weeks since I found out the half marathon was out of reach. I have done very little running during this time for several reasons. I was directed by my midwife to take at least two weeks completely off, which was hard for me to accept so I ended up getting really sick with influenza that pretty much forced me to rest. After recovering from this hellish sickness (I think it should be against the laws of nature to get sick on top of being pregnant) I felt encouraged because the pain in my pubic bone faded away. I was hopeful that I could run short distances and not feel it at all. Well, unfortunately that hasn't been the case but it definitely is not as bad now that I have given it time to heal. I have been taking it easy and making sure that I cross train (mostly spinning). It is up in the air right now as to how long I will be able to keep running. I am trying not to run very much before the race because I don't want to weaken my joint, which means that I am going to be a snail on race day.
I will have to admit that running at 28 weeks is really hard. I realized this past week that I have passed the pleasant middle stage of pregnancy and have entered the beached whale stage (you all know what I am talking about if you think about trying to turn over from side to side during the night, ahh). I am measuring at 38 1/2 inches, yes you read that right I am huge! Not only that but I am lugging around over thirty extra pounds already. I told you I wasn't one of those women who stay tiny and barely look pregnant. So I will warn you that running the 5k in Salt Lake is not going to be pretty. I hope this will be a motivator for any of you who are feeling intimidated or inadequate on race day. If I can do it anyone can!
I am so excited to cheer you all on at the finish line! I hope to make it to the pre-race party and meet all of you mommies. Team Hanni I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better! We will have to represent at the 5K as the pregnant mommies. Good luck every one!