Ran 8.3 miles yesterday. We ran at a 10:25 pace. It was a cold run but felt pretty darn good.
Will you allow me a rant for a minute? I am around several pregnant ladies again lately and find they fall into two catergories of people. The happily pregnant catagory shall go unmentioned. The other I shall take the opportunity to vent about now... Because I ran during my pregnancy along with doing other "normal" people things I am finding that I don't have much apathy for young healthy people who suddenly think they are disabled the second they become prego. (I am not talking being 9 months pregnant when you may start to feel "done" with the whole thing or if you genuinely have health problems!)
I was out pulling weeds and mowing the lawn when I was VERY pregnant. I was sitting on hard chairs and sweating my widening bootie off during the hottest summer in (Kentucky recent) history and I like to think I did not do much complaining about suddenly not being able to handle doing anything normal because I was in such a pregnant "condition." Other than the very sick weeks of 6-14 in which I mostly was not telling anyone I was even pregnant and trying to hide my puky episodes... I don't think I felt disabled by the whole thing. I feel annoyed when people feel the need to have their spouses accomodate them because they are now pregnant and are actually as healthy as they were just a few weeks before. People, if you get pregnant and keep moving on with your life-- you'll find you don't feel miserable and might actually feel pretty darn good again after the baby is born too.
Ok-- side stepping off the soapbox for a less grumpy note to this post.
Have I said lately that I LOVE being a mom. LOVE it. There is really no comparision. I have had the honor of designing buildings and spaces. Seeing them come to life really is a cool feeling for about 5 seconds. My wedding day was amazing for day and weeks around it. Marriage is wonderful. Having a baby grow inside of me, giving birth and nurturing a kiddo that I can watch grow into a boy and eventually a man is downright the coolest, toughest and most rewarding experience I have had to date.