Well, here is the first official picture of Baby Satterly! And, Baby Satterly and Mommy have gone on fifteen miles worth of enjoyable runs this week!
Monday was the first day that running has felt good during this pregnancy. I literally have been such a lazy person for the past two months, and when I have run, I don't even want to know what I looked like as people passed, because I know what I felt like!
It's been frustrating because I'm not used to not wanting to run. So it was very refreshing to enjoy my 5 miler Monday before school. It made me want to get back out and run again after school! To be honest, I was getting a little worried about running the Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon on March 31, but after this weeks runs, I feel fine! Could I have run 8.1 more? YES! YES! YES! And I can't wait for this half marathon! It's on like Donkey Kong!
Do I have a goal, you ask? Of course I do. I have a goal for every race that I run. I would love to set a time goal, but I know that's not something I can focus on. My goal is to finish and say that I finished! My goal is to be able to say that Baby Satterly finished his/her first half marathon while helping Mommy train! How many people can say they run like this, let alone while pregnant? We should all be grateful that we have the means to run, no matter how fast or how slow. And I'm so thankful to be sharing this experience with my little bambino. It might end up being the slowest half marathon I ever run, but it will definitely be the one that means the most to me! It's kind of hard to beat the feeling of finishing sub 2 hours, but finishing with a baby on board might just take the cake.
Totally on a different note, my husband and I have a very humorous relationship. We have so much fun together and we love spending time together. We love to poke fun at each other and are very good sports about it. Well, my funny for the day? My husband has a couple new nicknames for me now that I am developing a belly. He now calls me "Tank" or "Bucket"! :) Do I mind? Absolutely not! I will always know that he thinks I'm beautiful, no matter how big my tank gets! And it's growing rapidly. The picture below is my 3 month picture. WOW! Things do change quickly.