I gave intervals a shot this morning and I think I’d call it success! Thanks @activealways for your motiviation, i did .25 run, .10 walk for 2.65 miles this morning - I’ll take it! I felt good the whole time sans some pressure in my lower right abdomen during the run segments, but I am assuming Baby T is taking up residence on that side right now.
Now i just need to feel this baby move and I will be all set. It feels like its taking forever! I am 19weeks3days, and I just want to feel something. For all I know I COULD be feeling the baby move, but i am attributing it to gas or something else since I have no idea what to feel for!
We find out the sex on Tuesday morning, and then this whole thing gets a lot more real - the baby room is painted and ready for assembling (I have a super busy fall at work so I am ahead of the game on the nursery).
On the docket for tomorrow is 3 miles of intervals - hopefully it goes as well as today didi!
I found myself reminiscing today on my runs from this time last year. Double digits, gu and chomps, sore muscles and the feeling of success with each long run completed. I was about a month out from my 2nd half.
For the first time, in a year, I have missed it. I miss the feeling of accomplishment you get from completed a long run.
I didn’t think it would be this hard to keep up with the running during pregnancy. Yoga, TRX, and Spin have all been good, but running is such a challenge. Gone are the days of 3 miles in 28 minutes, now I’m lucky to run 1 straight before needing a walk break bc of the pressure of the baby on my hips.
I think it’s time to switch from runs to intervals, and short ones at that. I’m going to give it a try in the morning and see what my body thinks.
Back when the question was to name your favorite foods, my mom’s pot roast came in first. It is freaking delicious and even thinking about it right now, so naturally I asked her for the recipe to share. Here’s how the conversation went:
Me: I need your pot roast recipe… it’s for my blog.
This sounds awesome!! Must make it soon as the weather gets more fall-like
All signed up for a 60 mile charity ride for Tour de Cure on June 9! Doing it as part of a team for Brewery Ommegang in Central NY.
I’m a weeeeee bit nervous, as the longest I’ve biked is 25 miles (or the duathlon, which was a 5k run, 18 mile bike, 5k run). But I have mapped out a training plan that switches my focus from running to biking and am hoping for a good result!
Thankfully, its a charity ride, not a race, so my speed isn’t important - i just need to condition my ass to be comfy on the bike again!
15 degree weather is killing my desire to get out of bed at 5am for runs. I’ve been spinning and TRXing in place of running, making it only for 1-2 runs a week, and I can feel it in my body. How so? My legs feel stronger but my stomach more squishy. Scale is up 10lb since June. Not liking that number. Some may be muscle, but most, is probably some poor choices in the kitchen. The 10lb gain has made my pace suffer, bringing me from consistent 9:15-9:45 miles to more like a 10:30 - thats hard to see, and makes the desire to race minimal.
I’ve been lurking here, reading everyones blogs all the time. Awesome race recaps. Killer gym sessions. Lately it feels like I haven’t had much to write, fitness-wise, and I didn’t want to fill the blog with awesome life stuff to mask the fact that my running has been quite a bore.
I’m up today and drinking my 5am coffee to prep for a 4 mile run with some girls from my running group. Recommitting here to getting my eating back in check. Happy marriage = too much celebration with food sometimes. We need to celebrate with other things…