Is This Thing On?

I forgot how to log in; that’s how long it’s been since my last post.

But for good reason, I assure you.

This is Little Fellow, my current training goal :)

I knew I was going to have a rough first trimester, it’s just how I roll. This time around though, exercise helped a little with the morning sickness. Well, helped is an exaggeration. It didn’t make me feel any worse, let’s say that. So I figured if I was going to feel like the bottom of a shoe, I might as well be out doing something. The tiredness of course was still there and that influenced my working out more than anything else. That and the smell of the gym, it just made me too queasy to be in there, so I stuck with outside workouts.

Then at 14 weeks I was diagnosed with placenta previa and put on pelvic rest. Which sucked. It resolved at 18 weeks and so I’ve spent the past three weeks trying to ease back into things.

My first run (and I use that term loosely) was an exercise in humiliation and resulted in the immediate order of a maternity support belt (I might have even used the Amazon app on my phone to order it mid workout.) The support belt has helped a ton but when you take off a month and grow a human being who doubles in size just about every month, well, your fitness level just isn’t what you might have thought.

Anyway. That’s what I’ve been up to. I probably won’t have a lot to say over the next few months but I do hope to stay active and I’ll try to be better about posting :)

Strong Curves, Week Eight

Last week of the middle portion of the program! These past four weeks have been more challenging but more rewarding as well. Now that the weather is cooling off (relatively so) I’m doing more running with the double stroller and can really tell a difference in the strength of my glutes; it’s just not as exhausting to run with both kids as it was a few months ago.

So this week –

Monday – Week 8, Workout A; 4 mile run
Tuesday – Trainer ride
Wednesday – Week 8, Workout B; 4 mile run
Thursday – Trainer ride
Friday – Week 8, Workout C; 4 mile run if the weather permits
Saturday – Rest or makeup a run
Sunday – Rest

Strong Curves, Week Seven

Last week was a good week. I had a sick kiddo for two days but despite that, only missed one workout. I also had my “longest” run of 4 miles in forever.

Monday – a.m. – lifting; p.m. – 3 mile run
Tuesday – trainer ride
Wednesday – a.m. – lifting; p.m. – 4 mile run
Thursday – trainer ride
Friday – a.m. – lifting; p.m. – 4 mile run
Saturday – maybe a long bike ride
Sunday – rest

October Summary | November Forecast

I didn’t do an October forecast, so nothing to compare it against, which I think means I met all my goals! Right?

Swim – 0
Bike – 46.10 miles (3:27:15)
Run – 16.02 miles (2:46:59)
Strength – 7 hours

November Forecast

Swim – probably 0 again
Bike – 4 hours, mostly all on the trainer
Run – 48 miles
Strength – 12 sessions, approx 8 hours

Strong Curves, Week Five

I’ve just been trucking along here lately. I’m still mainly lifting and running just once or twice a week but the lazy time will be over in November. I’ve enjoyed this break though; it’s been good for me.

I’m bumping up to the second phase in Strong Curves. I really enjoyed the past four weeks but truth be told, I was ready for some new exercises a week ago, so I’m looking forward to the next part.

You’re supposed to bump up to four workouts a week which I’m not excited about though. Lifting three times a week worked in my schedule effortlessly; four is going to be more of a challenge (which I suppose is the point.)

Monday – Week 5, Workout A.1, easy 3 mile run
Tuesday – Week 5, Workout B, maybe a trainer ride in the evening?
Wednesday – not sure. Maybe another run? Maybe a rest day?
Thursday – Week 5, Workout C, if I don’t run Wednesday, I’ll run Thursday
Friday – Week 5, Workout A.2
Saturday – Monster Mash 5K, running it with both girls in the double stroller and all of us in costumes!

Strong Curves, Week Three

Breaks are good every once the while, aren’t they? Especially breaks where you are still actually doing things? I’ve still been lifting. This first four week section was supposed to be three days a week and I’ve managed two. I finished up track season at the velodrome and battled a nasty sinus infection (on my birthday no less) so I’m really pleased with what I’ve been able to do. I’ve taken an 11 day break from running and the world is still spinning. I haven’t been on my bike though since my birthday and in the pool since the beginning of the month (see previous infection talk.) But I’m still doing things, things I like, things that are fun and it’s nice, it feels good and it makes me happy. So I’m rolling with that for a while.

Doesn’t make for very interesting blogging though, does it? :)

Monday:
AM – Strong Curves, Week 3, Workout A
PM – easy little run

Tuesday:
Maybe a bike ride if my bike gets the rest of the handlebar tape on it

Wednesday:
AM – Strong Curves, Week 3, Workout B
PM – easy little run weather permitting (it’s supposed to rain all day)

Thursday:
I don’t know yet. Maybe a bike ride? Maybe a run if I don’t on Wednesday?

Friday:
AM – Strong Curves, Week 3, Workout C
PM – another run. Maybe.

Saturday:
Long bike ride with the husband out in the country.

Sunday:
Rest