I went for my third run yesterday! I headed straight for the ocean this time instead of weaving my way through the Pebble Beach neighborhood. And I actually saw the ocean! I think it’ll be a while before I actually get to Spanish Bay though. But it sure was motivating to see the water!
Caleb went with me on Monday (my second run). But he won’t be going with me again until we get him some new running shoes. His current shoes don’t fit and he did this run in his slip-ons from Gap. Then yesterday he showed me the hole in the bottom of one side and I noticed the soles are actually detaching! I don’t want him to get hurt, so he’ll have to wait for some new shoes.
I actually did try to get him some shoes yesterday but having four kids at Sports Authority proved to be more difficult than it sounds. After the 53rd time of screeching “Stop running laps around the store!”, I gave up and decided I’d go back without kids since I know his size now.
I think I mentioned that my heart rate was pretty high when I was pregnant. This is apparently normal since pregnant woman have a much higher volume of blood. I assumed my heart rate would decrease significantly after giving birth. That hasn’t been the case unfortunately. I wore my monitor on two of my three runs and my heart rate got up to 199 on one run and 202 on yesterday’s run. Let me remind you that I am walking for 90 seconds and jogging (at about a 10.5 minute mile pace) for 60 seconds.
I’m not overly concerned about this since I don’t feel dizzy or bad. If I didn’t have the monitor, I wouldn’t think anything is wrong. But one of my bus stop mom friends has a heart condition and she has been trying to get me to go check it out, just in case. And then this morning she said “You know, you’re really important. I mean, you were important before, but you have four kids now.” And she’s right. So, I called the nurse’s hotline to get their opinion and she thought it would be a good idea to get checked out too. So I’ve made an appointment for tomorrow morning to talk to my doctor about it.
I’ll call you after the appointment Mom! 🙂