Holy Moly. I have one week left until I am in the 3rd trimester – the home stretch!!
Overall, I feel great. There are definitely those days where I really feel like I’m pregnant, but for the most part, I am able to do most things I was doing prior to pregnancy.
Running – Running has continued to be one of the highlights of my day (on the days I run!). I’ve had some absolutely amazing runs the last couple of weeks and am still maintaining an 8:30-8:45 pace on the majority of them. My weekly mileage is ranging anywhere from 20-35 miles/week with runs between 4-10 miles. I ran 10 this past Saturday and felt that I could easily have run further. But I’m really trying to not overdo it with high mileage since I have my son to return home to and take care of. I had the luxury of only worrying about myself during pregnancy #1 and so if I was exhausted from a long run, I could kick my feet up and nap for the rest of the afternoon. Having a 17 month old toddler makes that difficult!! So the mileage is not as high as I would have wanted but I’m beyond ecstatic with my pace. I ran the Mini 10k (6.2 miles) at a 7:51 pace at 25 weeks and the 10 miler at an 8:33 pace (26 weeks pregnant).