September runs: 100 miles. I just made it. As the end of the month approach (basically the last four days) I realized I was very close to being able to hit 100 miles. I had to run at least 3 on Monday, which didn’t seem that hard, except I really didn’t feel like running Monday morning. I drank decaf that morning instead of half-caf and it apparently made a huge difference. I just felt tired and draggy on the run, but managed to pull out 3 all the same. Phew. I’m pretty excited that nearing the end of the 8th month of pregnancy I still got 100 miles in and that running is still going well. I’m pretty much only doing solo runs. Running with the stroller is just plain hard now, so most mornings if we can work it out schedule-wise, I run solo and Dave fields Leo at home. It’s made a huge difference!
- Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
- Sleeping in Eden by Nicole Baart
- How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
- The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
- The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
The last three books are all re-reads from my bookshelf, but ones I always love. I actually hadn’t read any of them in a couple years, so it was particularly satisfying to read them again since I couldn’t exactly remember what was going to happen.
And lastly, 34 weeks (as of last Friday):
Baby girl is in posterior position, or head down but facing out instead of toward my back. The midwife gave me some exercises to do to encourage her to turn (basically some movements on my hands and knees). If she hasn’t switched by my 36 week appointment I’ll probably make a call to a chiropractor – they can do a technique that is pretty reliable in turning babies as well. And if all else fails, we just go with it. Sometimes babies turn in labor and sometimes they are just born posterior (generally is a longer and more painful labor – woohoo!). Everyone with me now: spin, baby girl!