When I was pregnant with the Bear one thing I looked forward was running again and racing. I'm love running, but I particularly love training for a race. The structure, the consistency, that's my jam. Correction. That was my jam.
Captain Obvious statement of the week: Having a baby changes everything.
Here's my new race plan:
Run as far as I can whenever I can.
I am going to finish that race. I'm going to celebrate the heck out of my first race as a "Mother Runner". It's not going to be my fastest race, but I'll be out there. And I'm stoked about that! God bless the Galloway method, because it's the only thing making me feel like this is possible. I know if I stick to my run-walk-run strategy then I can up my mileage the best I can and finish the race safely and healthy. Jeff G - you're the man!
For those wondering how my race training got so off, it wasn't just the baby. For those pregnant ladies or future mommies reading here's a tip - you feet will change after pregnancy. Mine got wider and in my case that led to 2 infected toenails. Yup, that's gross. I finished a 6 mile training run and got home to find my toe kinda hurt. No biggie. Then about 3 hours later I noticed my toe was red and the redness was spreading. I sent a pic to my Mom to get her thoughts and they were "see a doctor!". Apparently infections can happen fast and spread fast. 2 rounds of antibiotics, 2 toenails removed, 3 weeks later, and 1 MRSA test (that was negative) and I was cleared to run again. I have new shoes (size 9!) and I run only in Injingi toe socks.
Bear and I also did our first 5k this weekend. It was the Run For Aven which helps support beautiful Aven who is healing from a very aggressive form of soft tissue cancer.
What races are you training for?
How do you train when life gets busy?
Love and 3 wheeling,
Carissa & Kyle