#2 also feels massive all of a sudden. Her feet kick my diaphragm and make it hard to breathe. The pressure on my stomach makes me not want to eat anything (don't worry I still manage somehow). Strangely, running still feels good. It's hard to get myself out there to do it with wrapping up my teaching responsibilities, catching up with my other work, my crazy little dude peanut and everything else. But when I do go I feel good.
I am still gunning to run a few miles with my sister at the end of her first marathon (coming up on May 16)! I feel like that should be doable as long as I can maintain 4 days a week of running, especially if I can get in one run 6 miles or longer in there. On most days, I am much more content with 4 milers. I was doing 5, but 4 feels like plenty now. I may even allow myself some 3-milers or to mix in more walking as needed. So far, don't feel the need to walk, so that's good! I am hoping to run the last 10k with my sister if I can coordinate the logistics and hitch a ride to that part of the course.
I can't tell you how excited I am for my sister! Not only because I've been coaching her and already we've seen amazing improvements in her running, but because she was never believed she was athletic and she is proving her old self so wrong. I love helping formerly unathletic people find their inner athlete and there's nothing better than doing this for someone I love so much! There are so many women in particular that were never taught how important physical strength and endurance is to being a happy well-rounded person. I truly believe that tapping into the physical potential within ourselves is necessary to achieving our best in life in general. Hmm. I'll have to write more about this concept later!
In the meantime, I have tons of work to do and a babysitter so I might as well make the most of it and get it done so we can start focusing on this baby!