Couch 25K week 3 done, week 4 begins tommorow.
The Bluenose marathon is in May and they have 5k,10k, half marathon and full marathon runs. Let’s see if I can build my stamina enough in the next 2 months to register for the 5k. I would raise funds to donate back to the YMCA where I work.
Perhaps at this time next year I can set my sights on the 10k should my joints allow. This is something I really want to obtain, the only thing I can see standing in my way is joint problems at this stage. I only mean that I have pelvic issues left over from pregnancy and often after my run the pain increases for a while, so I am unsure how running 5k straight will impact it. It could get better due to increased muscle strength or it could get worse due to the impact. I hope for the first. I did get freedom from my physiotherapist to run and see how it feels though. There are always eliptical’s for back up, but I really enjoy running and want to be able to run outside.
Also-if and when I get pregnant, I will have to put the running thing on hold because I will be prone to re-injury when the relaxin kicks in, The physio told me no major twisting or lifting in future pregnancy since it’s easy for my injury to re-occur. I can continue with low impact exercise like speed walking though. It’s been a year and 2 months and I still can’t sleep on my side cause my pubic symphysis aches and throbs just like it did when I was pregnant. I also get generalized burning pain, like the feeling of two bones rubbing together creating heat in my sacroiliac joint. It knda sucks and I often worry about how it will get in pregnancy if it’s bothering me now. I am going to start some accunpucture and try a chiropractor as well, I have just been putting it off cause I only get so much covered per year and I am afraid to use up all my benefits now and not have any for actual pregnancy.
So I am now 3 days post ovulation. Ovulation identified by OPK & temp combo. Things are lined up in my favor, now we just wait and see on the sperm egg connection. Go Spegg™.
Here’s my chart so far. I ovulated 1-2 day’s earlier this month, which means my luteal phase will be a bit longer, I like that direction and hope it stays there. When I first got back to charting post partum my luteal phase was 7 days, then 9, then it was sticking at 10-11, this month it should reach 12. However, it was 10 or 11 when I conceived Evan so whatever, short luteal phases dosen’t mean you can’t get pregnant. Click on the image to see it bigger if you want to look at it in more detail. Ideally we would have gotten busy on the 14th, Valentines day as well but my Momma was staying with us and the house is small and I was too shy to get down. 🙂