I am now 17 weeks pregnant! Which has flown by. Having been determined to keep it up i had an awful few weeks, just sooooo tired, managed to go out just once a week for about 3 weeks then struggled back up to twice a week! Also having reached week 9, I lost my confidence and convinced myself I couldn't do it any more so returned to doing 20 min and 25 min runs! Also really feeling the difference with loose hips and knees!
But with RFL looming I decided I had to at least see what I could do and luckily for me a friend/relative of mine offered to join me on a sunday afternoon run and hey presto I did it! a 30 min week 9 run, 4.5k and I knew I could do the extra 500 metres if I HAD to!
So went to RFL knowing I could finish which was great! I really wanted a sub 35min time but ended up with 37.5min (the first 10K runner did 42 mins LOL!) But I am happy with that time for the following reasons
1. It was such a hilly route!
2. It was ALL on grass (and tree roots!) and I run mainly on road
3. there were several bottle necks in the route where everyone had to wait their turn!(grrrr)
4. I felt my hip "go" at the 4K mark but kept going!
5. LOADS of so called joggers kept walking and getting in my way!
6. I RAN 5K for the FIRST TIME SINCE I WAS 18 AND I am 17 weeks pregnant!!
Go me!! So now I have finally, in a round about way, completed 3 week 9 runs (actually probably more like 5!) does that count as graduating and how do I get my badge?
Finally, am now easing off, so glad I reached my goal of completing RFL but I really did my hip in and suffering with muscle andjoint pain! Planning to stick to twice a week (going out this afternoon) and just doing what I can until it gets too much! Want to do something so I am not starting from scratch again in January but if that ends up being walking my route by the time I am 30 plus weeks I am happy with that!
Oh and I also raised about £150 for RFL so happy with that too! (thanks to my lovely tutor group arranging a cake sale at school!)