Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Feelings about pregnancy weight gain and a 4 mile run
Running is starting to feel pretty awkward. My body feels like it belongs to someone else. The baby is starting to sit really high up and it puts pressure on my lungs and it makes my breathing a little bit harder. My stride is changing because of the extra weight in my belly. I'm hoping that I can still run for a few more weeks but, I don't think I"m going to be able to run all the way through this pregnancy. I'm getting worried because I'm afraid that I'm just going to blow up like a balloon once I stop running. But, I can't force my body to do something it can't do. I'm also really going to miss the endorphins I get from running.
My priority is obviously the baby. I found out that I am having a little girl. Her health and safety override any feelings of vanity that I may have. Feeling her kick and squirm around really makes me happy. It seems like she is more active than my son was. I think I am having a mini pity party today because I am so tired. Even though I got eight hours of sleep last night I could put my head on my desk and take a nap right now.