A few weeks back (ok actually nearly 2 months ago) I said I would start posting my weekly workout recaps. I posted once (you can see it here) and then I never got my act together to post any more of my workouts. So…here is an almost 2 month recap of workouts from May 18th thru July 12th. I’ll try to be better about actual weekly updates in the coming months.
Prepping for a run at 23 weeks and 4 days pregnant.
I keep track of my workouts on the app OnTri. I’ve always liked numbers and data, so keeping track of workouts has been a part of my life since I was in high school. I used to use a workout log notebook, but I have found that keeping track of the data on my phone is much more convenient, especially because of all the traveling I’ve done lately. I’ll often write a short note about how I felt, what I did, and for how long. Here are my workouts and the notes (meant for my personal use but I figure I’ll share anyway) from my workout app:
[Note: I go from week 16 thru week 23 of pregnancy in these posts…thus the frequent bladder talk.]
Monday, 5/18. 5.01 mile run in 48 minutes. Bladder revolted and I had to pee so bad. Didn’t want to run at all but managed to pull out 5.
Wednesday, 5/20. 1 hour of yoga.
Thursday, 5/21. 1 hour of Body Pump. 30 minutes and 2.5 miles on the elliptical after body pump.
Friday, 5/22. 5 mile run in 50 minutes. Centennial Lake loop twice. Bladder control is getting worse and worse!
Sunday, 5/24. 7.5 mile run in 1 hour 15 minutes. Run to lake and around it with Tom. Beautiful day and I felt good!
[Note: We were in Paris from 5/25 thru 6/2. We walked between 8 or more miles a day and my feet were so sore and swollen every night. I could only manage to get myself out of bed to run once while we were there. Tom ran twice.]
Sunday, 5/31. 6 mile run in 1 hour. Run to Arc de Triomphe and back with Tom. Amazing!
Wednesday, 6/3. 5.15 mile run in 51 minutes. Morning run around the lake with Tom.
Friday, 6/5. 1 hour of Body Pump with Tom in the morning.
Saturday, 6/6. 4 mile run in 40 minutes. Arrived in Portland, OR and ran with Nathan (my brother) and saw a beautiful park with gorgeous roses.
Tuesday, 6/9. 4.36 mile run in 44 minutes. Run in Portland with mom, Nina (my brother’s girlfriend) and Elizabeth (her mom) then a short hike in Pier Park.
Wednesday, 6/10. 10 mile hike at Mount St. Helens with mom, dad, Nathan (brother), Nina and Elizabeth.
Friday, 6/12. 9 mile hike at Eagle Creek with mom, Nina and Elizabeth.
Monday, 6/15. 3.21 mile run in 34 minutes. Run with mom along the water at Whidbey Island.
Friday, 6/19. 5 mile run in 52 minutes. Morning run in MD with Tom before he flew to Seattle. 50 lunges and 30 dips while Tom added some mileage.
Saturday, 6/20. 1 hour 15 minutes of yoga. Awful class. (The amazing instructor I’ve had for months just left the gym I belong to. I’m going to have to figure something else out because unfortunately the new instructor was not good at all.)
Monday, 6/22. 5 mile run in 56 minutes. Run around the lake by myself in the heat. Felt good. 20/20/10 leg step ups on benches while running (on each leg). 30 minutes of Nike Training Club “Body Surge” full body workout after run. (Nike Training Club is a fantastic app. It takes up a lot of space on your phone but it provides tons of great workouts and it’s free!)
Tuesday, 6/23. 1 hour of Body Pump. Tweaked my back yesterday.
Friday, 6/26. 5 mile run in 52 minutes. Run around the lake with Tom before driving furniture to Fripp Island, SC (10+ hour drive).
Saturday, 6/27. 2 mile run in 22 minutes. Short run at Fripp Island then bike ride with mom.
Sunday, 6/28. 4 mile run in 45 minutes. Fripp Island beach run with Tom before driving back up to Maryland. Felt slow with some round ligament pains.
Wednesday, 7/1. 5 mile run in 49 minutes. Run around Centennial Lake twice by myself. Best pregnant run so far!
Saturday, 7/4. 5 mile run in 51 minutes. Run at Fripp, first 3 miles with Tom (then he kept running when I turned back).
Sunday, 7/5. 2 mile run in 23 minutes. Run at Fripp. 1 mile with Tom and Tommy (Tom’s 9 year old son), and 1 mile by myself.
Monday, 7/6. 8.16 mile bike ride in 1 hour 15 minutes. Beach cruiser bike ride with mom.
Tuesday, 7/7. 3 mile run in 32 minutes. Slow, hot run at Fripp with mom. Got a late start and too hot to do more. 4.5 mile bike ride in 38 minutes. Evening beach cruiser bike ride on beach with mom.
Thursday, 7/9. 4 mile run in 43 minutes. Slow run on the beach. Never stopped for a bathroom break! Felt good, just hot.
Friday, 7/10. 3.5 mile run in 40 minutes. Hot afternoon run with mom and dad.
Saturday, 7/11. 2 mile run in 22 minutes. Early morning run on the beach with mom followed by 30 minutes of Nike Training Club “Extreme Full Body” workout on advanced level on the beach with mom. So tough!
Sunday, 7/12. 4.16 mile run in 45 minutes. Slow morning run at Fripp through the marsh, finishing up on the beach.
Nike Training Club on the beach with my mom. I’m 23 weeks and 5 days pregnant here.
As you can see, I try to be consistent with squeezing workouts in, even if I only have time for a short one. I also am determined to not let pregnancy be an excuse to get out of shape. As I’ve progressed through pregnancy I’ve had to shorten my runs because 5 miles seems to be my upper limit and my back hurts the rest of the day if I run any farther. My runs are also slower than they used to be (and include more bathroom breaks), but I feel like maintaining a good fitness level has made pregnancy a breeze and I hope that it will make labor and delivery more manageable.
I love to chat about fitness, so if you have any questions I’d love to hear them!
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Are you buying maternity workout clothes? Or just buying a larger size at this point?
Hi Laura! I'm actually still wearing my pre-pregnancy workout clothes. My favorite running shorts don't fit anymore, but I have a skirt and 2 pairs of shorts that I still love wearing. All of my tank tops are the Cool Racerback by Lululemon and they stretch well and are long enough to cover a growing belly. I'm sure I'll eventually have to switch to maternity workout wear, but at 28 weeks these are still working great!