The secret is that I like mayonnaise now. Don’t tell Billy because I can’t tell you how many times he has had to ask the waiter to take back my sandwich because a drop of mayonnaise was touching it. My brother and I have both hated it our entire lives and now all of the sudden I think about it way too often after accidentally eating some at lunch the other day. Secret #2: I would choose a steak over a lifetime supply of candy or ice cream right now. #3 Whenever people call me on the phone they think I am at the gym because I am always out of breath now. Please tell me that is normal.
Just for fun because it makes me happy, a picture of Billy as a little boy with his mom:
At our last half marathon I really was struggling. I was about 14 weeks along and so no one could tell that I was pregnant by looking at me but I was getting passed left and right and I didn’t like that. I have mentioned it before but a big part of my self-esteem has come from racing and all of the sudden I was having a tough time keeping my old ‘recovery’ pace. By the finish line I felt like I could have taken a nap that lasted two weeks.
The book that I am reading (Runner’s World Guide To Running and Pregnancy) really helped me to put it all into perspective. Sure pregnancy means you have to give up some things like caffeine, some of your favorite clothes and feeling like a human being but it does not mean you have to give up enjoying running….you just have to change things around a little bit.
These three things have helped me to not get down on myself because I am slowing down and to really love every second I get to spend running with my new little running buddy.
What were some of the hardest adjustments that you had to make while pregnant?
Any foods that you HATED before you were pregnant that you started to like while pregnant?