I know there are a few other runners around here, and probably others who are into other types of fitness. Who would be interested in participating in a weekly accountability thread?
I was running 20-30 miles a week before, but I've been working 2 jobs this Fall which made it difficult to get all of the miles in. Then we started TTC and I kind of fell off the wagon near the end of last month. The last week of September I only made it out for ONE 4 miler, and the beginning of October hasn't been much better. I've been lucky to average 10 miles a week.
I'm determined to get back on track. Ages ago I signed up for a half marathon scheduled for January 13th 2013. I should be around 16-17 weeks by then. Last year I joined a training group that gets together every Sunday til race day, so I'm planning to join back up with them again and hopefully make it all the way through training.
I did 4 and 3 miles this past Sunday and Monday and felt pretty winded and slow, though I was pushing DD in the jogger. Also some of that could be due to my slacking over the past few weeks. But I've also noticed that after some runs, maybe 10-20 minutes after the run ends, I start experiencing a really dull lower-back and lower-abdominal ache. It almost feels like round ligament pain in front. I've been trying to hydrate more, but I'm not used to drinking much during my runs, so I might have to change that. Also I think I need a new pair of shoes, I've heard that pregnant women need more stability in a shoe, but I've always assumed that they were talking about once the belly gets big.
Right now I'm just about 5 weeks along (according to LMP. Closer to 4w3d by O date) so morning sickness hasn't really kicked in yet. I've definitely been tired, but still able to drag my butt off the couch. I hope I can keep it up!
How is everyone else doing?