After my whining about not running and probably not being able to run until after the baby is born, I managed 4.25 miles yesterday. Was it slow? You betcha! but I ran. and it felt so good. I was using the AMT machine for the past week so I was able to get in some cardio. Saturday I spent 1 hour on it and then lifted for biceps and back. Sunday I was so inspired by my dad and other running friends running a marathon in the sunny, hot weather that I decided to take it to the treadmill and see if I could run. I managed 4.25 miles of running and walking in 1 hour. That is very slow, but considering it had been 12 days since I ran and I am over 37 weeks pregnant, I was ecstatic!! I had such a runners high! I have missed running so much. I also lifted for shoulders, triceps and chest after my run. Needless to say, I am sore today!! It's a good sore though.
Not only did I have a good Sunday run, but so did my dad. He ran The Qualifier marathon and BQ-ed!!! I am so happy! His only reason for running this marathon was to BQ so that he could run Boston 2013 with me. It wasn't easy either. The temps were high, the sun was shining, it was on long & boring stretches of road without any shade. He started out with the 3:25 pace group and felt good through the first 15 miles but figured maybe he should slow it down a bit. he was worried he would tank and not get his BQ. good thing he did, because once he hit mile 18, things got ugly. But in the end, he pulled it off. He needed a 3:40 for his age to BQ and finished in 3:35:48. So now we just have to keep out fingers crossed that it will be enough to get in.