Today’s post is all about pregnancy and my workout journey. My goal is that by the end of this post is leave all my mama to be’s inspired. Pregnancy does not make you crippled or diseased. Diseased is kind of harsh but I’ve heard it before. NOW with that being said make sure you talk to your doctor early in your pregnancy if you are wanting to make fitness a priority throughout your whole pregnancy.
I am taking it back old school today. This workout was saved in my drafts, all typed out just missing some pictures. So today I took some photos to get it published and shared with ya’ll.
Thank you so much for all your suggestions on getting rid of headaches. I have already tried a few and they offered some much needed relief. I have a massage scheduled for tomorrow and I am definitely going to look into getting a chiropractor. Unfortunately I need to wait until 4/1 to go because our new insurance.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. I mentioned earlier in the week that I wanted to get back into recapping my weekly workouts. My goal this pregnancy is to do an actual workout at least three days a week. Now that the weather is finally spring like I usually go on daily walks with the dogs, my mom and Rylee.
On Sunday’s I will share the highlights and low lights (if any) of each workout. I will start picking one of my weekly workouts to post on Wednesdays to go more in depth.
This is the first time is a long time that I completed all my workouts. Usually life gets in the way, or I get tired. Not this week. I have a fire lit under me and it ain’t going to stop!
I have a couple of races in mind for May. Which one is dependent on our situation come the end of the semester. So I have found a training plan that is all done based on time. I really like this approach because I am way slower so to run 5 miles may take longer than an hour. I also have noticed that I tend to push myself because I know where I want to be on race day so I try and keep that in the back of my mind during my workouts.
Monday: 30 minutes easy
I actually woke up and ran on the treadmill. Mondays are crazy town with MMR at school, then work the he has his bow league then I work. If I don’t get us and go in the morning it wasn’t going to happen at all. The run was good and it felt awesome to get up and get it done. Great way to start the week.
Tuesday: 40 minute tempo run
Another treadmill run that looked like this:
- 15 minute warm up 11:30 pace
- 2 minutes on – half marathon pace – 9:06 (I have big goals for this one)
- 1 minute recovery – 11:00 pace
- Repeat 4 times
- 14 minute cool down 11:30 pace
This run was hard. I am trying to stick to the treadmill because I am awful at pacing myself on the streets. I always look at my watch because I haven’t figured out the “feel” yet. Then my form is off and its just a disaster. I actually really like doing tempo runs on the treadmill because it breaks it up. I could feel this work out in my calves and my hips so I did some foam rolling in the evening. I think that helped quite a bit because I was not as sore as I was expecting.
Wednesday & Thursday: OFF
I switched things up a bit. Wednesdays are just crazy town over here. MMR has school, I have a work meeting and then he heads off to lab until 5:30. That hour is just too late for me to go to the gym. I am usually balls deep in dinner and don’t want to stop to go workout.
Thursday I just plain old wanted a rest day.
Friday: 45 minutes with the stroller.
It was finally sunny and somewhat warm so I was able to go for a run with Rylee. I started out on one side of campus, our green belt sort of path runs right through campus, and made it just to the other side before I turned around. I told myself we will do the 30 minute easy run and I would try to do my 60 minute long run Saturday. BUT on the flip side I told myself if she was doing well I would try and do my long run with her. I made it 15 minutes, checked on Rylee, went to continue on because I thought she was doing well and cue meltdown. So I decided to turn around and just stick with the 30 minutes. Maybe about 5 minutes from the car she calmed down so I decided to split the two days and do 45 minutes and 45 minutes on Saturday.
Running with the stroller definitely makes you think about what your doing. I swear sometimes I look like I’m drunk maneuvering the thing. I’ve found that if I lock the front wheel I don’t go all over the sidewalk. I also for some reason run faster with an easier effort. At least that’s what I tell myself.
Saturday: 45 minutes with the stroller.
MMR had his bow shoot yesterday so Rylee and I ran by the river down in Lewiston. It was so pretty and I just wanted to keep running and running and running. The path was really hilly so I definitely was a little sore after. It was so funny Rylee kept pulling off her socks and boots leaving a trail as we ran along. It was 55ish outside, I actually ditched my long sleeve top so and ran in just a tank in February.
Total minutes running this week: 160
Things I’m looking forward to this week:
- I am doing my long run on Thursday – we are going out of town this weekend to the snow country so I am getting all my runs in before we leave. AKA every day starting tomorrow.
- My tempo run on Tuesday is at goal 10K pace which will hopefully be somewhere in the 8:45ish range. Wish me luck!
- The temps this week are going to be in the low to mid 50’s. That is perfect running weather so I see a couple stroller runs with Rylee. She just loves being outside so its a win win for both of us!