Thursday, May 27, 2010

An up day

I got up "early" (for me as I have been working a lot of night shifts) and went to the gym with Eric. I ran 4 miles on the indoor track and felt pretty good. I'm still holding steady at a 10 min/mile pace. I also forgot my pregnancy support band today but felt OK without it.

I can do this! Just over 30 more days of working out with this little man strapped to my belly. I am starting to fantasize about running without all this extra baby weight. It will probably be amazing.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pregnancy roller coaster

The one thing I really can't get used to while pregnant is how up and down I feel physically day to day or even hour to hour! Sometimes I feel awesome, sometimes not so awesome.

I did it! I did my run today and I'm pretty proud. I went a total of 4.33 miles and I ran at least 3 miles of it. I only walked in the very beginning to warm up and then only took 1 more break during the run. Yes! It was fairly warm and muggy today too.

If you had asked me a few days ago or yesterday, I would have told you I was done with running. But today, I felt fine. So wierd! I guess the big lesson here is you have to learn to roll with the when you can and lay on the couch when you don't feel up to it.

Weight wise, I'm still holding steady at 24-25lbs gained (almost 34 weeks).

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I am a blob...

I think I'm morphing into a sloth. Noooooooo. Must keep going.....

I have not worked out in days, now I feast on Ben and Jerrys S'mores ice cream. I'm sliding down the slipperly slope.

I must brave battle again tomorrow morning. However, my battle may no longer be with the road, rather it may be the elliptical or bike. Baby's head is really low and he is hurting me!

Monday, May 17, 2010

33+ weeks

I have been slacking so much on blogging my workouts....Ok, maybe on actually doing them as well. I have a lot going on right now! More soon.

Today: 4.33 miles. I'll call this one a run/walk. I ran the first 2 miles, then took a walking break, ran for a few more minutes then walked home. To be blunt, the kid is hurting my crotch.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A good day followed by a rough one...

I was helpfully reminded today why I have only been running every other day. I hurt today! I did what I will "count" as 3 miles running with the Pup. Emmett was hurting me! Down there. I believe that when I run 2 days in a row, it's just too much pressure for my lady parts. All 23 lbs of baby weight must definitely affect something and I felt uncomfortable. And my hip flexors started to cramp up today. I did run outside and encountered a few hills. Again, extra weight is multiplied going up a hill.

I'm proud of myself for getting out there but will try to just run everyother day from now on.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Still going strong at 32 weeks +

I ran 4 miles today on the indoor track. I was clocking exactly 10 mins/mile pace which I was pretty proud of. I really thought I would be lucky to be running 12 mins/mile at this point. I felt pretty good, my feet were a little sore so I bought some new shoes just in case. In reality, I know my feet are hurting because I'm lugging around some extra weight...but I just wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt in case it was the cushioning that was wearing out. My breathing feels fine and I am really comfortable when I run. But that said, I really try to keep my pace at an "easy" level.

Emmett was being crazy today during my run! I swear he was "playing" instead my stomach as I chugged along. It's a disconcerting to feel that someone is trying to claw out of your stomach, especially when you are concentrating on putting one leg in front of the other.

I feel like my pregnancy growth spurt has slowed down a lot too. I'm still holding steady at 23 lbs gained and have been at this weight for quite a few weeks. Sometimes I don't even feel too "big" anymore. I think, because I've been the same size for a bit, that I'm getting used to this size and shape and my legs are getting used to carrying it around.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Kicked that run in the face!

I have been slacking on blogging my workouts lately. I had kinda a "blah" week and had a few lazy days in there. I cannot blame my lack of working out on the pregnancy. I just plain didn't get moving all day.

Last Wednesday: Water aerobics class....ouch
Yesterday (Saturday): Ran 4.33 miles. I actually felt fantastic. The only reason I didn't run farther was Charley was dragging me down and giving everyone who looked at her a "tortured dog face". What kind of dog do I have who can't keep up with a fat pregnant lady? Lame.

I'm pleased to announce that I made it to my current goal of running to 32 weeks. Next goal: 36 weeks! I can do this, right? That's another 30 days and I'm only running every other day at this 15 more runs.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My shrinking stomach

Where did my stomach go? I feel like I just had gastric bypass surgery. My stomach is so tiny and smushed right now. Today, I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Yes, that's it. Just a sandwich, my only food for the day. And I ate the sandwich about 6 1/2 hours ago. I, though, like I have just gorged myself on Thanksgiving dinner! I feel so full and ill. But at the same time, I feel hungry. My heartburn is unreal at this point and it almost makes me afraid to eat at all. Mostly I think I just feel crazy.

Workout: Walked .5 miles, ran 3 miles, walked .5 miles all with Eric and the dog. It was warm and windy today and nice to feel the sun.

Monday, May 3, 2010

31 weeks

Ran 2 miles with the dog.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

3D ultrasound day

Workout today: Eric and I ran 3 miles with the dog. I actually felt pretty good and I think I am still holding steady at just over 10 mins/mile. I would also like to share that I had to take the last 2 days off from working out because of the "Navy Seal" workout on Wednesday. I couldn't move...oops.

In other big news, we did a 3D ultrasound in Kansas City today. Little Emmette coorperated for the most part. Well, he insisted on keeping one hand by his face for the whole scan but we could still see him fairly well. Also, we doubly-triply confirmed that Emmett is still a 'He'....he was not shy about flashing his manly bits.