Goals for the New Year
Hi everyone. I previously was a competitive runner, but gave that up once finishing university and starting my profession. I recently got back into running seriously about 2 years ago. Last winter I was really making some gains and was considering competing again (at a rec level) in 10 kms mostly, but possibly a half marathon too. Then I went and got pregnant in April (actually had been trying for 2 years so I was beyond thrilled) so plans for competing got put on hold. I continued to run for the first and second trimester but the third trimester has been difficult. I am trying to get in 1 or 2 5 mile (8 km) runs a week just to keep the motion going, but it's pretty slow. I cross train a lot now. Anyway, I have about 5 weeks left until I'm due and then once I get the all clear I plan on trying to build up my running again (perfect time eh, dead of friggin winter). So for now i hope to maintain at least 1 run a week until I deliver. Then I will assess where I'm at post-delivery and create a running schedule. My pre-pregnancy 10 km time was 46 minutes, with tons of hills included, I would love to be back at that by April. I have no clue if that's doable or realistic (this is my first kid) but I plan to keep posting about it and see what happens.