Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I'm So Tired of Walking

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....


M said...

I hear ya - I'm only at 13 weeks and have already lost all my running skills. My hips hurt, my knees hurt and my joints are all wobbily. I have a long way to go and get pretty sad when all the cross country kids run past me while I am on my walks through town :-( I'll get back to it eventually, and so will you!!!

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