Thursday, February 21, 2013
This morning I was invited to join a team for a color run coming up in March. My first thought was, "Oh, I simply can't!" Of course, my thoughts the last 2 days have been surrounded around overwhelming fatigue, a return of nausea, and a muscle I pulled in my lower back swimming yesterday.
But, as I looked into what a color run is and thought for a while, I started to think that maybe I CAN do this. The people who invited me are planning on walking, so I wouldn't have to worry about being "uncool." I couldn't run before I was PG, and I'm sure not going to try and start that up right now. But, I do think that walking would be great, and I'm trying to talk myself into just going for it.
So, I want to ask the opinion/advice of my spark friends...what should I do? By the time this thing rolls around, I will 13.5 weeks along in my pregnancy. Obviously, I will clear it with my doctor also. Is the color stuff they throw on you safe? Do y'all think I will feel up to walking this far (it's a 5K) at this point? If I start now, could I be walking 3 miles within the next 5 weeks? I know I could do this EASILY under normal circumstances. But, I really want to honor my body during this time too. I keep thinking, "what an accomplishment this could be for me! To walk a 5K while pregnant!" When my DH was involved in the runner's circle, he knew a girl who RAN 3 miles the day she gave birth to her baby!!!
I have always thought that was such an inspiring story that I kept in mind when I felt like whimping out on a workout.
So, sparkies, I'm open to suggestions! Thanks for stopping by my blog!