Monday, May 4, 2009


Thank you for all your advice, ladies! I ran my 10-miler on Saturday and my sister was nice enough to join me in walking a couple minutes for every mile we ran. Overall it went really well. As for the time? Let's just say it's mentally challenging to have your 10-miler time be slower than your usual half marathon time. No joke.

My hips and back didn't start aching until mile 9 (as opposed to mile 6 the week before), and I didn't hurt AT ALL the next day. Huge improvement. Thank you, thank you!

The only problem this time was that I got really tired near the end and had to walk the last 1/2 mile. I was exhausted and just wanted to sit down. That worries me more than achy muscles. So next time I think I just need to bring pretzels, trail mix, or cliff shot blocks (or an entire pizza) along instead of just one Gu. I think I'm slowly figuring this whole thing out.

I have to be honest--I really didn't expect running to be this complicated this early in my pregnancy, but I'm excited I'm still running and that I feel good. Thanks for your advice!


  1. I'm so glad you posted this update, and it's nice to know that running while pregnant CAN be done, though I'm sure it does complicate things. So proud of you Molly. You are an inspiration. :)

    PS, still weird for you to say "my pregnancy"!!!! :) So happy for you! And your pizza comment made me laugh.

  2. so glad that it went well. you are awesome for sticking with it and trying to figure out how to make it work.