I ran my first marathon, Chicago 2001, in a respectable 4:24. I was happy I finished, but I knew in my heart that I could have run faster. And so I trained for another marathon and cut off 27 minutes from my time. Cool, but I can go faster. So, I did yet another marathon, this time running a 3:39 and qualifying for Boston. Truth be told, I love to run fast and to beat people. But, really, I like to run fast so that exercise doesn't take so long.
It's been really tough as my pregnancy has gone on to be okay with getting slower. I mean, I get it. I'm 30 pounds heavier, I'm off balance, I have zero lung capacity. But, I want to keep working out and and a measly three mile walk takes me nearly an hour. This week I'm frustrated by that and have decided to throw in as much running as I can stand. I don't want it to take an hour to do three miles. I want to do three miles as quickly as I can, which is about no faster than 45ish minutes.
I wish I could run an entire workout, but that's just not going to happen at this point. Today I did 3 miles as 2-1/2 minutes walk, 2-1/2 minutes run and that's about all I could handle.
6 more weeks....