Friday, May 14, 2010

Ever get kicked in the stomach>? Try it from the inside?

Monday: 45minutes
Tuesday:50minutes
Wednesday:51minutes, yoga and strength
Thursday:50minutes with alot of walking - I can hardly move! - 30minutes power walk with Buster in the evening
Friday: 45minutes, very good run - still hurting!

Wow...when they told me that my muscles would be super sensitive, they were not kidding...I do a little bit of yoga and strenght and I can barely move. I am hobbling around like an old woman! Wait...hmmm.
Well I am officially looking very pregnant, so yes, nice excuse for getting that footlong sub, or extra serving of bread :)..."I'm eating for two...whats it to ya"? (even though the other one is just 10 ounces....)

Feeling good right now, and offically in maternity clothes..wow did I not know what I was missing! Hoooray for the elastic waist band!

Appetite is not to bad, but then my activity is not to crazy either. Really missing my running :(

Out.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

17.1 Weeks

Friday: 50minutes
Saturday: 30 Minutes AM, 44Minutes PM (in Oxford for the Ole Piss meet)
Sunday: 57minutes

Weekend splurges:
1 tub of movie theater popcorn (..small!)
1 McDonalds frappe (...small!)

Accomplishments this week:
2 power yoga sessions
7 days running
Still wearing my jeans (well...with the help of the hair elastic trick)

So I'm starting to fell much better now, the first three months of this pregnancy thing (at least that is what everyone keeps telling me it is) I felt like I was barely alive. Running, ha! Try it was more like fast walking pace. However, I still toughed out my long runs, and last week I got an 11.5 miler. This week, unfortunately, I caught the early bus to the Oxford meet (yes we were heading into enemy territory for the day) so I split my day into two runs. Really, its not about the running, its about keeping in shape and being healthy throughout this pregnancy.

Although, the reduced training, no workouts, and no hard runs is really killing me. Try going from running an average of 8-10miles everyday at a pretty fast pace, two killer workouts a week and a long run of 12-18 miles- and cut it in half. Then, take away all the workouts, add nausea, fatigue, and a small but gradual weight gain week after week for 40 weeks. Kind sucks the life right out of you doesn't it?

Well, not entirely. See, its all worth it when you get the hear that little heart beat every 4 weeks. Everytime the nurse moves that Doppler around to search for the little guy..I'm always a little sceptical, like is it really still there....?...(of course it is moron) but its still a little unreal.

So I may run a 10k or two in the next few weeks. Just so I can tell my little girl or boy that Mommy ran a race when she was pregnant with you. Of course, I am not looking to break any records or anything, just go out there and finish- maybe get a t-shirt. Haha, guess its always something to look forward to.

Well, we have alot to look forward to. Just got to tough it out for 23 more weeks...:)