* Disclaimer: I am not, nor have I ever been pregnant. So this entire post is speculation. 🙂 However, I have lots of friends who have babies, some friends who are currently pregnant and friends who want to get pregnant so I have a decent understanding of what the process entails 🙂 *
As I’ve started my marathon training, I’ve figured out that I’m closely mirroring some of my currently pregnant friends and figured I’d share some of my observations with y’all…
I go to happy hours and don’t drink.
Now, I’m not a huge drinker and certainly don’t drink on the average night. But if I’m going to a happy hour or a party, I’ll have a glass of wine or two. But since I’ve started training for this marathon, I’ve been the one sipping water happily while friends give me the side eye. While at a birthday happy hour a couple of weeks ago, I explained that I was waking at up 5am to run the next day and people looked at me like this:
I’m ALWAYS hungry.
Literally. Always. It’s the most amazing thing and I know it’s because I’m running so much more than I was previously. Really hoping this levels off soon though…
I go to bed at 10pm on Friday nights.
I mean seriously, do I need to say more here? I’m 30 years old and I go to bed at 10pm on Friday nights. Sigh.
Something, somewhere is usually in pain.
My coworkers are used to me wearing my neon pink compression socks around the office to soothe my aching shins. Or calves. Or something. Because something is usually aching.
It’s all I talk about all the time.
I try really hard not be obnoxious by only talking about running, but it seriously is the major thing that is happening in my life now. Of course there are TONS of other things happening as well. Work, church, relationships, family, etc. But you can bet that people in each of those spheres have had to listen to me ramble on about marathon training. Oops 🙂 Hope y’all don’t mind too much!
What would you compare training for a marathon to?