Thursday, December 16, 2010

Training Updates

I know that both of my followers are on the edges of their seats to know about how my training is going, so without further adeiu...

My training is going, "meh". I mean, I'm doing some form of a workout at least 4 days a week...usually 5. I've been doing a long run on the weekends - usually 6-10 miles - a spin class mid-week, a couple of runs, a body pump class and at some point, I will throw a swim in there.

I was all set to swim last week, but on my way to the pool I was taking off my jewelry to put in my purse (saves time in the locker room), when I dropped my wedding ring in between the seat and the center console. OMG. I was a wreck. My ring was Tommy's mom's wedding band, so losing it is just not an option. My swim got nixed and we spent the evening taking the driver seat out of my car to find the ring. We found it and all is good with the world again. Phew. I will attempt the pool again today. Wish me luck. I very well may sink.

My runs have been going well for the most part. My legs feel great and I have been really enjoying them (they LOVE the reduced mileage and intensity!)...but I have to pee about every quarter mile. Do you have any idea how long it takes to run a 3 miles loop around the park when you have to pee every quarter mile? OMG. It takes a long ass time. Luckily, I ran 9 miles this past weekend and I only had to pee every mile and a half-ish. Big improvement!! I'm still planning on running (and walking) the half marathon in January...but we shall see.

The biking is a challenge because I can't fit on my tri bike anymore and I hate spin class...so I haven't been doing that nearly as much as I should. I really need to suck it up and just go to the stupid classes. Somebody slap some sense into me.

Body pump is going well, but it's getting more challenging since I can't do half the exercises anymore. I can't lay on my back for too long because I feel puke-y and I can't lay on my stomach because, well, there is a baby there. I think I will have to forfeit this class soon to save the rest of my classmates sanity.

All in all, I am enjoying staying active and am still doing activities that I love...but it's getting harder. I hope I am able to stay active up until the day I deliver...fingers crossed. Christy when she hasn't worked out is not a pretty sight.

My BFF asked me yesterday if my doc is okay with my level of exercise. I said, "Yeah, that's why I go to her". My theory is that there are about 9 million different views on how you should act/be/eat during your pregnancy. You need to figure out where you stand on that spectrum and find a doctor who agrees with you...because I promise you, there is a doctor our there who will support you in whatever you believe. Unless you are just dying to smoke some crack...you might have trouble finding a doc who supports that. But you never know.

5 comments:

Audrey said...

I can't believe you're still running up to 10 miles-while stopping to pee. You're a stud.

It's great to see a first-time mom handling things in stride (pun intended!). You seem so happy-keep at it!

Adrienne said...

You are doing great! I never made it further than 9 during this pregnancy, so I am quite impressed that you can make it ten.

I hate those people who give you some sort of third degree about exercise and pregnancy. If we were lesser people, we would ask them if their doctors were okay with them sitting around and not exercising.

Pam said...

I'm very impressed. I think it's fantastic that you're staying as active as you are. Pregnancy is not the disability that some women like to make it out to be. (...says the woman who is not, has not been, nor ever plans to be pregnant...)

Do you follow XC2? She ran until just a few weeks before she delivered. TWINS. At like 7 months pregnant she ran a 5K and ran it faster than I ever have.

I can't figure out why I like her.

Love and Puppies, Christy said...

@ Audrey - It seriously takes ALL day to run 9 miles when you have to find a shrubbery every mile. ALL day. Thank you for your support!

@Adrienne - I am totally a lesser person and totally ask them that. Haha. Some would say I am "abrasive"...

@Pam - I also do not like this XC2. :) Please end me her site so I can start stalking her!!

Pam said...

http://crosscountrysquared.blogspot.com/