Car rides to church are always pretty entertaining with us. I am usually trying my hardest not to spill breakfast all over my belly (ps I always have such a large bag with me so that I can pack at least 3 days worth of snacks in there in case of an emergency. Emergencies include not having eaten for 1.5 hours).
And Billy always has to put the window down when we drive by Panda Express so that he can smell their deliciousness. Poor deprived boy. We are at a stoplight, Billy doesn’t usually close his eyes while driving.
Push-Ups always make the best afternoon snack. Do you like Billy’s newest piece of jewelry? My niece gave it to him when we went to Chuck E. Cheese and he refuses to take it off.
At the end of my 10 mile run yesterday I cranked up the speed a little bit for the last minute and it was weird to feel myself breathe a little heavier and no longer feel 100% comfortable. Since the day that I found out I was pregnant I have made sure that I have not pushed myself and stayed at an easy pace for me.
It made me crave being UNcomfortable again in my runs.
I don’t look very comfortable, or happy and a little like I want to die in the above picture.
Running Times had an article in the June 2012 issue all about REMEMBERING HOW TO HURT. They talked a lot about the difference between marathon PAIN and 5K PAIN. Secretly I think that is why I love competing in the marathon compared to shorter distances. The pain is different. When racing a 5k you feel like you are going to puke from the moment the gun goes off and in the marathon you are in pain but usually you are running at more of a ‘comfortable’ pace than in the 5k because you want to make sure you can finish.
Now I can’t wait to feel that 5k pain again.
For some strange reason I can’t wait to do 5ks and 10ks after I have my baby. I know that once I have her my workouts will be a lot shorter than what marathon training requires for the first little while and I really want to test out my legs for speed. Yes, I will wait the amount of time the doctor tells me to start working out again…probably.
Am I just going crazy or something because I am craving 5k pain?
For all of your runners that did spring marathons, this might give you a little something to think about:
Sign up for a 5k or 10k to see how much you have improved from your marathon training!!!!
Can you spot where there is a chip stain on the above picture on my magazine….eating chips and reading about running…hmmmmm.
Do you wear jewelry often?
Do you agree with the difference between marathon and 5k pain? What do you prefer more?
When was the last time that you were in a lot of pain during a race or workout?
What was the last COLD thing that you ate?