Here's a look at my monthly mileage while pregnant:
August: 116 miles
September: 35 miles
October: 35 miles
November: 41 miles
December: 32 miles
January: 46 miles
February: 29 miles
March: 27 miles
April: 0 miles
Grand Total of miles logged with baby on board: 361!
Even I am impressed by this ;) I enjoyed each and every mile and vow to ease back into this after baby is born. There is no need to rush recovery (as I have often learned the hard way in the past).
So now what?? If I want to continue to blog about running without actually running, then I have to be creative. Luckily, running is still a big part of my life even when I'm taking a break. For example, yesterday was the MORE Half Marathon. In the past I've paced the MORE half for women (2007 and 2009), but this year I was a spectator. I was mostly there to cheer on a good friend who was running her first half ever, but I was also excited to encourage the Flyer pacers. It was a perfect day for running, and I stood on the sidelines with Flyer photog BC waving, chatting, and cheering.
|runners on the west drive|
BC even got a pic of me hanging out..umm literally ;)
My friend did great, and it was really fun to see so many Flyers I haven't seen in ages. Spectating really was a blast!
I'd like to end this post with a picture I find hilarious. This was taken last week when my best friend and I were shopping for baby stuff. I got a phone call during our excursion and felt like playing ball while I chatted (I am rarely idle, you understand). Picture, if you will, a nine-month pregnant chick continuously dribbling a ball one-handed between her legs. That is what I was doing. My friend snapped this pic when I caught the ball after successfully bouncing it through my legs (hence the blurry hand). I find it funny that my belly closely resembles the ball ;)
|playing ball in the store|