(and then eating bad-for-you food at the pub)
So this weekend my friend MB & I will catch a ferry to Bainbridge Island where we will meet up with another college runner friend who is celebrating her 40th, so we three can hit the trails & get muddy. Post-run we'll get cleaned up then satisfy the runger. ("I'll have a virgin vodka & soda with lime please.")
MB has appeared here twice: First in my post-pregnancy re-bound race, the North Olympic Discovery Half Marathon walk (along with Kerrie of Mom vs Marathon), and then again more recently we ran a 5k in Tacoma with Santa & Co (why didn't I do a recap? Ok, so only once). Our other runner friend has run Boston and is a published writer so I'm looking forward to asking her if she has expressed her thoughts on the Boston Marathon attack in her local paper or elsewhere. So eloquent she is.
I haven't gone trail running in eons so I'm really excited to get out there, though I'm hoping I don't slow the ladies down too much with my baby belly-induced slog.
Next week I will continue with my too taperish taper (I've totally slacked off due to busy schedule, getting my runs in but cross-training & strength work are failing) and will begin my impatient preparations for EUGENE HALF. Detailed plans coming later.
At 20 weeks pregnant, I'm so grateful that I am still running (and riding my bike to work! - even if infrequent). I really wasn't sure if I would make it this far but it seems to be working out for the most part. However, I decided after this past weekend's long run that Eugene would be my last run over 60 minutes. I feel great while running but after, my lower back is weak and squirrelly and I can tell I'm on the verge of having something down there slip. Not fun.
|Post 9+ mile run at 19wks5days. Drained my 1-L water bladder - wasn't expecting it to be so warm!|
Aside from trail running this weekend with my #runnerd girlfriends, I have a very light running week ahead. Just 2 runs pre-half marathon: 3-mi and 2-mi easy. My work week is full of meetings over lunchtime so cardio-strength classes will be out yet again. Lame but 'tis the life of a grown-up.