I signed up for the Mamavation V5k last week when I was feeling healthy and great and just wanted to add a few more 5ks to my summer. Mamavation is all about motivation, and getting women to be healthy and have a group to share it all with. I was excited to participate in this. Even though I knew I'd be running alone I wasn't alone because all these women would be out at the same time running this 5K.
As it turned out I got a horrible sinus infection, pushing to hard and doing to much finally caught up with me. I was miserable all week, but by Saturday I felt well enough to run/walk the 5K. My husband came home from work and said he'd do it with me. So we went out for a family run. My favorite kind. :) I was really glad I had them with me because I think I would have walked a lot more if it had just been me. I still was coughing so much and my nose was making it difficult to really breath. We picked a course that is largely flat so I wouldn't have to do to many hills. The first mile was the most painful, I felt wheezy and struggled to breath. The second mile felt a little better, but I focused on going at a very comfortable slow pace so I didn't have to fight to breath. The third mile had the only hill in it, a long slow gradual incline. I walked a good chunk of the uphill. I pulled it together though and finished strong.
I am not fast these days at all, and I don't care. Every run is a success. Every time I am able to get out the door and run is another day I make it running in this pregnancy.
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