A slightly random update today...
So far, this year the Women's Beginning Running Group is doing SO well! I think everyone is having a wonderful time. Regan is doing a magnificent job coordinating the program. Definitely putting her Type A tendencies to work!
I'm running with D group this year because I'm supposed to take it a bit easy with the baby on board. We've got a great group and they're improving a little each week. They killed it up the big hill at Creekside today.
The group is going to be featured in Competitor Magazine! We had a photographer come to take pictures today. I'm glad we had a big group - probably close to 50 people. It's been ridiculously hot, so I'm really glad people are sticking with it.
Also, did I mention that it's been RIDICULOUSLY HOT? I know, I know, NC in the summer. But still.
So far, I've felt pretty good about running with the baby. I am being careful to hydrate a lot and not get *too* overheated - though I will admit I was pretty red-faced last Thursday! I felt fine, but I was a little paranoid, so I'll be more careful from now on on the very hottest days. I think the increase in exercise is helping me sleep, too, which is a major benefit. It gives me a boost of energy right after, but I think I'm falling asleep faster.
As for weight gain, which, of course, I'm paranoid about, I've only gained 4 pounds, so I feel pretty good about that. I'm trying not to gain more than 25 per the Doctor's recommendations. We'll see. I could eat carbs ALL DAY. And there are a lot of veggies I'm still not interested in. Especially spinach - which is weird, because that used to be my favorite!
I'm also trying to up my ab exercises - so far, so good. I'm sitting on a ball at work too in hopes to get that core strength up just a hair.
I've got to learn how to sleep on my side this week... every time I try, I wake up flat on my back. I hear that it will be uncomfortable eventually, but that's not the case so far.
Anywhoo, I'm just glad everyone knows now and I can talk about it! :-)