Happy Hump Day and I’m TRI-ing Something New
Wednesday: 6 miles @ 7:53 pace on trail
You guys are going to kill me, but it finally got cooler this morning (63 degrees) and I had such a nice run. I wore my watch, but again, didn’t look at my pace. It’s amazing what a few degrees, despite the humidity, can do to make a run easier. I am welcoming a small cold front this week with open arms 🙂
Oh, and I posted yesterday’s post before I took Body Sculpt and let me tell you… it was a straight up Step class, with a few weights thrown in. Not my jam. I mean, I sweat a bit, but I could have used that hour much more productively. Why didn’t I leave then? Because the instructor lives in my neighborhood and I would feel bad every time I see her when walking Ry.
I’ve been saying I owe you guys a “baby making” post for a while now, and I figured today- being hump day and all- is perfect timing 😉 Ha. Now, let me start off by saying that we talked about this topic and blogging in our van during Ragnar. I think we all agreed that my blog is mainly about running, but about my life as well. SO, while I plan on keeping everyone updated on starting a family, this blog isn’t turning into a mommy blog. I’m sure I’ll get overly excited about certain things and want to share and for those times I will, but I still want the focus of HRF (Heather Runs Fast) to be Heather Running Fast, haha. Obviously getting pregnant affects my running, so avoiding the topic altogether would just be silly! Just like this pic of Riley and I reppin our PRO Compression sleeves and sippin on Nuun and juice (read water)/laid back/ with my mind on my Nuunies and my Nuunies on my mind! Like that rendition of Gin and Juice? @nuunhydration #nuunlife #keepittight
Back to babies, here is a synopsis of my back story, without boring the crap out of you… I was on birth control for a number of years. Got off of it a year ago in April (right before Boston) and haven’t had a real period since March. After running The Space Coast Marathon Dec.1 (which I only ran because Todd was out of town for 2 months before that and therefore we wouldn’t be able to make a baby anyways) I cut my mileage in half to about 30-35 miles and stopped doing any intense exercise- speed work, heavy lifting, long runs- and gained some weight. When we got back from Asia, the first thing I did was make an appointment with my GYN, who put me on progesterone. The medicine is supposed to get things stirring and make me get my period. Weeeeeellll, it didn’t. Next up came a sonogram. Everything was fine on that front- thank goodness! This takes us to a little over a week ago. The doc said I’m at healthy weight, with a normal BMI, and my moderate exercising probably isn’t harming anything, so rather than wasting time waiting, she’s sending me to a specialist. I was initially really emotional, but I’m cool with it now.
Gah! That was a lot longer than I thought and hope you made it through and are still reading, haha. Needless to say, I won’t be competitively training for anything anytime soon, but still plan to run and even race once I get pregnant. You can tell I get bored when not training because I start TRI-ing new things. Like Ragnar a few weeks go. Leslie, from my van has run a ton of triathlons (even IRONMAN’s!!!) and we talked about them quite a bit. And then Raechel said she was doing a Tri in Cocoa Beach (where Space Coast was) and that I should join. I tossed the idea around, waiting to hear what the doc would say about my running. I’ve always wanted to do one, but never thought I actually would. Well my friends, on April 13th, Raechel and I will be swimming, biking and running in the Cocoa Beach Triathlon!
Looks like this girl needs to start swimming! I know I’m a FL girl born and raised, but I can’t swim. Let me clarify… I can swim for fun, like playing around in the pool, but with proper, efficient form? Not so much. I’ll be hitting up the YMCA to take swim lessons with the toddlers. I’m not ashamed, haha. Good thing I’ve got a rap ton of Nuun to train with, because despite a mini cold front coming through tonight, it’s HOT and HUMID here ALL-freakin-READY!
Does baby talk annoy you? Be honest!
Have you done a triathlon?