I hate to admit this, although I already suspected it and have mentioned it before, I’m pretty sure that I’m done running until further notice. Thursday night I made an attempt at running, lasted about 15 minutes, and admitted that it just wasn’t working out for me. My hips feel crazy and it just doesn’t feel ‘right’.
Feeling dejected, I ended up here,
on a blurry elliptical machine. No, the machine wasn’t blurry, I was just bouncing.
I almost didn’t write about this because of a few naysayers that might catch wind of the news.
: : Casts side-eyed glances at my mother, mother-in-law, and Indian doctor, all of whom will be relieved to hear that my running career will likely be put on hold until sometime in February or March. : :
They all have my best interest at heart, but I still hate to admit to them that I am wrong. I was convinced that I would be able to 1) run up until January 16 and 2) come home from India and be able to run like I had never missed a day.
Non-pregnant, I’m fairly sure that I would have been able to come home and just start running again. I’m pretty stubborn and, while it probably would have hurt, I probably would have done it anyway. In the past, after running hiatuses of up to four years, I have been able to force myself to run for an hour on my first run back, but being pregnant seems to be a game changer. I know, right, who would have guessed?
Thursday’s run was on a treadmill in a steamy gym, important factors which may have contributed to my running fail. We know that I do not do well with running in warmer temperatures. Furthermore, I think that we have all fallen victim to wanting to push too hard when being measured, in this case by the speed on the treadmill.
That said, I figure that I have one last course of action for a redemption. Before Chris went home last, I ordered a maternity running belt. Due to some shipping snafus, it did not arrive in time for him to bring it back to India, so I have not tried it out yet. After I get home, I will try running outside, without Garmin, in reasonable temperatures, wearing the maternity running belt. Disappointingly, I have a sneaking suspicion that those changes will not help much.
I’m sure I’ll be back with a report on my outdoor running attempt soon!
Only one day left in India! Excited to go home, but disappointed that Chris will be a few weeks behind me.
Does anyone own an elliptical that they like? : : Chris close your ears (eyes?) : : I may be in the market for one.