Three months since my last post and I will assume you’ve been waiting by your computers for the all important notification that there is IN FACT a new post from Feed The Soles. Well friends – I’M BACK! I’m back with new purpose, focus and slightly adjusted perspective.
Not only have I taken a hiatus from blogging but running was severely scaled back over the last few months due to the little person I am currently growing inside me. Yes, that’s right. We will be welcoming another bouncing boy come this September. However, I recently crossed over into the second trimester and just like when I was pregnant with my first it was like a switch flipped and yesterday’s speed work, although harder than I remember, was not a death march – ha!
Although my average weekly mileage was cut back to about 8 miles over a whopping 2 days a week, my goal was to just stay with it as best I could. I’ve already exceeded my activity level while pregnant with our first by about 100 times considering I used the treadmill twice during my whole pregnancy with him. I ate pretty poorly the first time around along with my lack of activity so it’s not surprising that I gained 50 lbs and it took me 3 years to get my body back. My goals for this pregnancy are:
- To stay “relevant” when it comes to my running so I’m not starting from scratch come this Fall
- Cut myself slack – sometimes a pregnant lady just needs ice cream and a bag of Tostitos! – but try to make good choices
- Keep a positive perspective. I may be taking a few steps back when it comes to my fitness level but with two crazy boys to chase around come this Fall and with a husband and group of friends ready to kick me into gear when I’m able, I’ll be back better than ever. Hartford 2017, perhaps?
- Last but DEFINITELY not least – Faster Than Our Husbands WILL beat Faster Than Our Wives in the Maine Coast Half-Marathon Relay this May. Training with my sister, although often remotely, is just the best ❤
So I run. I run to be a healthier role model for my son. I run to be a healthier host body for Baby #2. I run to keep my sanity in a world that disappoints me more often these days. I run to appreciate how lucky I am. I run because sometimes it’s all I can control.
Here’s to 6 months of tweaked adventures with the eye on the prize! The blog may take on a slightly shifted perspective but I will try to keep the baby talk to a dull roar and still pack it with tips and tricks for the every-day runner – giant belly or not! With the warming weather, I hope all of you are as excited as I am to pound the pavement with fewer layers and power into Spring!!