I am feeling so much better now that I am getting exercise in on a more consistent basis. Something that really helped me was writing out an actual plan. The plan is pretty losoe, flexible and not terribly ambitious but that is what I am comfortable with for my third trimester. Without having a plan actually written out I was hit or miss getting workouts in so I loaded a plan into training peaks and I get a lot of satisfaction turning those little squares green. It’s still not perfect execution. Sometimes I don’t feel well enough to workout, sometimes Cannon isn’t in a good place to go to day care and sometimes life gets in the way.
*The treadmill running is often on the elliptical, that is why the milage is off.
Monday: I got up early to get some free-weight work done at 4:45 AM.
Cannon didn’t seem to be feeling well so we skipped going to the gym. In the afternoon it looked beautiful so we headed outside for a quick run/walk
It was really cold and windy so we didn’t get far, but it’s always good to get out in the sunshine. Running is not feeling good anymore and I am not enjoying it all. I fear that running might be done for me until after baby is here.
Tuesday: I was able to get up early and do some strength based prenatal yoga I found on YouTube. I liked it a lot but also need to include more stretchy yoga as well!
Cannon seemed to be feeling better so we went to the gym for some hill work on the treadmill for me and play time for Cannon.
Wednesday: Early morning strength training.
After breakfast Cannon and I went back to the gym where I was excited to get back on the bike
I haven’t been to spin class in so long! I finally found a class that worked with my schedule. It was great to be back on a bike but man it kicked my butt.
Thursday: I got up early for another round of yoga before Cannon got up at 5:30 then hiked some hills on the treadmill at the gym. Nothing too exciting.
Friday: Friday was an unintentional rest day. I got very little sleep overnight so I skipped my early morning session. Then we had gymnastics with Cannon before an OB appointment. I thought I might go to the gym in the afternoon but then a friend closed her finger in her car door (yikes) so we spent the afternoon/evening at Urgent Care. Some things are just more important so I am fine with missing some workouts.
Saturday: On Saturday I still wasn’t feeling great so we played in the snow and rested.
Sunday: In the morning we went swimming in the morning, I love to see how much Cannon enjoys being in the water.
I used nap time to fit in some strength training and hills on the treadmill.
I will miss running and I can’t believe it will be 16ish weeks until I am running again but I think it’s what’s best for me now and I know that I can take much longer than that off ( I basically didn’t run during my pregnancy with Cannon so that was closer to 46 weeks off) and I was able to come back.
Happy Running Everyone!