Yesterday marked 32 weeks in this pregnancy for me. It really seems to be flying by. I'm starting to get a little nervous about what exactly it will mean to have a newborn in the house again. They are a lot of work. It's kind of crazy not knowing what the sex will be. We're having a bit of trouble with names. We definitely have a girl's name as well as a back up or two just in case however the boy name is still slightly undecided. We have a front runner and a couple other possible options, however I'm having trouble really, really loving any of them. Because of this, I'm sure that we'll have a boy. If you have any great baby names that you're dying to pass along, fell free to share them with me. Anyway, with the 32 week mark, it means, it has been a month since the last time I posted a pregnancy pic, so here you go. Miss Emmeline was my beautiful photographer, so you actually get a real pic as opposed to me taking one of myself in the mirror. Sadly, I don't think it makes me look much better.
As for running, since Monday last week, I haven't done it. I'm really frustrated by the whole thing because I don't know what I did to have my Achilles/calves hurt so much. I've been trying to be smart and I've been taking a running break which I think has been helping. Yesterday, though, after having a week off, and since I could walk around again without limping, I thought that I'd be good to go for a run. I made it 248 feet. 248 feet!!! I didn't even realize my Garmin would track such a little distance. I was very disappointed. I thought about just keeping going to see if after a bit of a warm up my legs would feel better but I decided the sensible thing to do was to give it some more time. I'm really frustrated because everything else pregnancy related is going fine. Sure recovery time takes a little bit longer and I definitely can't run as fast or as far as I could earlier on in my pregnancy but without this "injury" I'd still be running. For now, though I'll have to be content to walk and hope that will keep my fitness level up enough that I'll be able to actually finish the Hippie Chick in 6 weeks.
In happy running news, my mom, who is training for the Hippie Chick also (her first half) run 10 miles on Saturday. I am so proud of her, she is doing an amazing job and will have no problem finishing the race.