Last week I:
- Ran on the treadmill twice. (Weather was super windy and cold.)
- Did prenatal yoga twice
- Did a strength workout twice
- Continued doing the 200 squats program (so 3 days of squats)
- Daily simple strength exercises (in compliance with my work wellness program!)
It all felt pretty good. I usually hate the treadmill, but this week I found myself grinning like a dope while on it, just because I was happy to be running and was so proud of my (measly) 2 miles!
This week I plan to run three times. Unless I can slip away from work mid-morning, I’m afraid it will all be on the treadmill. I’m making this guesstimation based on the iPhone forecast:
In my “previous life” I would still run after work in those temps. However, in my “pregnant life” I find that heat is harder to deal with. We walked Jade The Boxer to the dog park last weekend when it was 80° outside and I felt pretty uncomfortable. Part of the reason is that I’m not really acclimated to heat yet and our spring weather is all over the place (example: Saturday the high was in the 50’s) so it’s hard to acclimate. But I’m pretty sure my internal thermostat is out of whack now too. And I don’t think it is safe for “baby it” for my core temperature to get too high!
I’m still wearing my regular running clothes, but I’m feeling a little conspicuous in several of my tops, like they just cling a little too much. I also feel like I had a huge growth spurt over a week. And I guess when I look at myself it is obvious, but when I look at pictures comparing one week, I guess the belly isn’t THAT obvious.
Just when I start to look at myself and think “Finally, I no longer look bloated, I look pregnant.” I take these and realize… oh, I still just look bloated! 🙂