However, running is getting harder and harder, and I think it may soon turn into plain ole walking, or shuffling at most. I am still aiming to get out for between 2-3 runs a week, but they are very slow, and range between 7 and 12km (with 12 being a 'long run' rarity: my usual is now an 8km route nearby). Compare this to my previous usual of 10-12 being my standard, short/'everyday' run with a weekend long run of anywhere from 20 to 33 ish, depending on which event was coming up (or not). But not only that, but my pace is super slow now too. This is way ok by the way, I just find it very interesting the marked and very real effect even a small bump has on running. It just feels heavy and uncomfortable to run at any usual pace, hence the slower shuffle, which more often than not includes a couple of walk breaks too.
That being said, it hasn't stopped me from revisiting magical Glenrock a couple of times last week. Ahhhh..... How about the serenity hey. My happy place. Whether I'm running, shuffling or walking. Whilst I am not running in any events for the rest of the year (for obvious reasons), I will try to visit Glenrock as often as weather, work commitments and other shizzle allows. But hey, you may see me walking those trails instead of running, as I think Bump is reaching his/her limit of what she/he will allow me to do (I'm almost 23 weeks btw). What a journey. One I'm thrilled to be on. Running can wait, and I know I will pick it back up after he/she is here.