Saturday morning, I decided it would be a beautiful day to head out for a nice little 3 mile or so run. I figured it would most likely be the last run I take as a pregnant lady and without a jogging stroller for quite a while, so I wanted it to be a good one. I decided to head up the hill to Hendricks Park to do some easy trail running and go some places that the stroller cannot.
It was an absolutely perfect morning for running and it was so wonderful to be on the trails.
It definitely made for a happy (partially headless and yes quite pregnant) me.
6000 varieties of rhododendrons and other ornamental plants in the park.
There is also a pretty fantastic view of Eugene from the park.
pregnancy brain", (it's a real thing) and ended up on the wrong side of Hendricks Park and an extra 1.5 miles added into my run. I did however get the opportunity to see one of my other favorite Eugene landmarks, Autzen Stadium.
Tomorrow is the big day, happy birthday to #5. If you haven't gotten a chance to put in your gender and weight guess, please do so HERE. The popular consensus is "girl" but we'll just have to wait and see.
Now, just for fun, let's look at how much running this baby has done:
After adding up the numbers from my log, it appears from pregnancy start date (approximately Sept. 8th), through yesterday (May 19th), the baby (and I of course), have run 733.92 miles. Included in that mileage is my PR marathon (at almost 9 weeks), the 50K (at almost 17 weeks) and last weekend's half (at almost 38 weeks). I wish I would've done a 5 and 10K so that I could have completed the racing cycle. Overall though, I think we (the baby and I), did a pretty good job of running through this pregnancy... I'm truly grateful to my body for being so cooperative, I think that I have been very lucky. I'm also super grateful to my husband for being so supportive and encouraging, as well as my friends and all of you that read my blog. You all kept me going. :) Hopefully, my body will be equally cooperative when I attempt to get back into shape after taking the next 6+ weeks off.