It feels so weird to try to do a weekly wrap post after taking a week off and being on a totally different workout schedule! The past 2-3 weeks have been all over the place, but I’ve continued to get in my workouts. The only thing I’ve been skipping is the spin bike, which I’m totally ok with. I’m trying to just enjoy running while it’s still feeling good! I figured I would recap weeks 17 and 18 in today’s post.
I’ve been hearing that the beginning of the second trimester is the best time of pregnancy, and as of right now I’d have to agree. Since around week 13 or 14 I’ve had more energy, no more nausea, and really I don’t even feel pregnant right now! While I do notice my belly is a little bigger, it’s not enough to make workouts more challenging. I’ve still been slower but I think that’s to be expected, and I’m totally ok with that! I’d rather be running slowly than not running at all.
When I left off in my last weekly wrap, I was in Florida for a long weekend. I came back Sunday night (and had run 3 days in a row). Our flight on Sunday was cancelled and we have to get on a different, later flight, with a connection in Atlanta. So we ended up getting home after 9pm instead of around 3 as planned. I took Monday as a rest day which worked out well.
I felt like week 17 was spent playing catch-up on life and trying to prepare for my next trip, so there wasn’t much running. I knew I would need to get in my strength training because it just doesn’t happen when I’m away. We left early Saturday morning to drive to the Jersey Shore with my family, so no long run happened that weekend.
Then during week 18 my mileage jumped to 30 miles. Actually, if you count the week from Sunday to Saturday I did 35 miles in those 7 days. Between the two weeks, my mileage averages out to what I usually do.
Monday: Rest day
Tuesday: Strength training
Wednesday: 4 miles + mobility
Thursday: Strength training
Friday: 3 miles + mobility
Saturday: 15 minute walk + yoga
Sunday: 5 miles
Total: 12 miles
Monday: 3.5 miles
Tuesday: 6 miles
Wednesday: 4.5 miles
Thursday: Strength training
Friday: 11 miles
Saturday: 5 miles + strength training
Total: 30 miles
I got in one run on the actual beach while I was at the shore. The rest of the days were just too windy or wet. However, in general we lucked out with the weather. It rained the day I got there and the day I left (Wednesday) but I still got in 3 sunny days at the pool/beach.
Apparently there had been a ton of rain in Baltimore while I was gone so I was glad to have missed that. I thought all the rain would cool things off, but it really didn’t help. It seems like this summer we have storms almost every day but the humidity still sticks around.
Now I have a few weeks of no traveling which should be nice. (Although like I said on Friday, I’ve really enjoyed my flat running routes while traveling!) As much as I feel like there is SO long to go before my due date in December, I also feel like there is so much going on and so much to do that the time is going to fly by. I really can’t believe it’s already going to be August this week!
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Do you like taking a rest day after getting home late?
Do you like to run on the sand when you are at the beach?
How have your workouts been lately?