Last night I ran 5km without walking. The first time since finding out I was pregnant. I've "run" before, with varying degrees of success, but with a heart rate that sky rockets if I so much as think about running-running, tiredness that starts poking its head out after about 5 minutes, and the odd weird ache or pain (nothing worrying, just uncomfortable), I haven't done a whole lot.
So I was stoked last night when I headed out and after 5 minutes of plodding, my heart rate was still steady. And at 10 minutes (a bit higher, but still steady, and still in my comfortable zone). So I just kept plodding on (apart from a fountain stop) until I made it home. And I was SUPER stoked when I mapped my run and it came out as 5km. I know mapmyrun overestimates a bit, but it was still better than expected.
I know this won't necessarily stay the norm, but getting a bit of that RUNNING feeling again reminded me that I will be myself again, and that the fact that I've been tired for the past few weeks (and gained a small person in weight) doesn't mean I'm a fit-pregnancy failure.