Thursday, August 21, 2008

Oooh Knock on Wood

So I dragged my ass out of bed this morning to run with a friend at 6am. Which requires getting up at 5:30 am, which in my first trimester fog is not easy. But I did it and we had a nice 4 mile run. But during the run I was talking about how I hoped I wouldn't get morning sickness and that I was about 7 weeks along and no morning sickness yet and don't most people only have it bad during the first trimester and so on. Well, I get home and take a shower and Mushi and Tai (my dogs) were just being so stinking cute and cuddly that I had to get back in bed. So, I lay down for about 20 mins. When I got back up. I was so sick. Just a horrible wave of nausea, I got out of bed and immediately lay back down. I ate 2 pieces of toast and felt a little better. But now I have like one of those motion sick headaches. Icky.

Now I need opinions from my fellow running preggos. I signed up for 2 half marathons pre preggo. One is Sept 7th (I'll be about 9 weeks along) and one is Oct 19th (already in second trimester). Now the one in Oct I am definately doing even if I walk it b/c it is in CA and through the Redwood Forest and it will be my hubby's first half. But I wonder if I should do the one on Sept 7th, it's just here somewhere I run a lot and I originally really wanted to try and PR and am a little afraid I'll push myself too much? On one hand, the Munchkin has already run over 13 miles 4 times now. So, I know she can handle it. But on the other hand, I'm like what's the point, why risk it? I don't know if I want to run it really slow. I kind of want to just run it and if I am able to run it fastish great, if not, then I will jsut run/walk if i need to. So, should I do the Half Marathon in Sept? Give me your honest opinions. I am torn.

I am still feeling so elated and happy. I hate that I can't tell everyone. I want to post on my tri training blog so badly, but I know you can't just tell everyone at 7/8 weeks. It's too early. I keep telling myself, but that doesn't stop me. So far I've only told my family. 3 or 4 friends & a neighbor in Cleveland and then my 2 best friends who don't live here. But I want to tell everybody!

6 comments:

Clare said...

ok, well, i don't think there's any harm in trying the sept one. you might pr, you might not (the nausea won't help if it's sticking around), but as long as you don't mind the not, then go for it. i did a full marathon at 6 weeks and probably could've pr'd or come close, but once i realized it probably wouldn't happen i got lazy and just had fun (painful, slow fun). i just can't imagine it would "hurt" the kid...i did a 30k race the day i conceived, a 20 miler a week or 3 later, the marathon, a half...your body's used to it, so i wouldn't fear anything, just realize you might be slow! or not...

Mama Simmons said...

I pulled out of a 10K when I was about 5 weeks pregnant. I knew I was ready to run a PR but I just felt funny about pushing myself that hard. It certainly wasn't that I couldn't have done it, but I didn't want to go and run slowly. Something about it just felt off to me. I would say go ahead and do your 1/2 but don't expect a PR. You have the rest of your life to 'race'... this year you may just be a participant. :) And that's ok.

N.D. said...

I think that you should do it, but change your goal to just enjoying it and not pushing yourself for a PR. I'm doing these 2 upcoming 1/2s and I am not planning on PRing, I just want to finish and get a nice fun medal and be a part of the fun!! As long as you are in that second mindset and would feel happy run/walking it, taking it easy, go for it!

jessica said...

I'd vote to skip September IF your nausea keeps up (assuming it'll be gone by Oct.). I only did a couple of 5Ks during my first trimester, but they were absolutely miserable due to the wretched nausea I was dealing with 24/7.

Mentally, it was just so tough to be so slow and to feel so awful, and even though I told myself my time goals were out the window, I still didn't feel like a "success." I'm a little too intense, so (for me) racing during my first trimester just wasn't worth feeling negative about my pregnancy in any way.

The Salty One said...

I haven't run more than 8 miles at one time since I've been pregnant, but I am conservative. I would at least wait until the second tri just because so much development happens early on I'd be freaked out I'd mess that up. On top of that, I don't think I personally would enjoy running a 1/2 at the pace I'm at now. It's just not for me and I'd rather wait until next year when I can race again. So I guess the moral of the story is that you have to weight the risks and the benefits and do what makes sense for you! I'll be cheering you on whatever you decide!

PS I will be at the Sept 7 half if it's the one I think it is cheering on my hub so if you're there I'll cheer you on or if you decide not to run you can always hang out with me instead :)

KBULL said...

My doctor told me that it's okay to do anything that doesn't hurt and that I'd do with a baby. I'm definitely running with Lucy when she gets here so I think you're okay!