Weekly Workout Recap

Well it’s Monday again, so it’s time for a workout recap from this past week!  I’m feeling the weight of the baby more and more everyday, and I can tell that my center of gravity is starting to shift.  I can’t believe I’m at 25 weeks already!  I feel Baby Vail move all the time, and he especially loves kicking my side and doing flips when I try to go to bed.  I just love and cherish each and every jab and roll that I feel when he moves.  Even though I’m so excited for the baby to be born I know I’m going to miss being pregnant.  It’s such a beautiful and exciting time of my life and I’m so thankful for this little blessing and I can’t wait to become a mom!

24 weeks pregnant and still plodding along.

Here are the workouts I completed this past week.  Not as great as the week before, but I’m still staying active and for the most part the weight I’ve been gaining seems to be all baby.  Hopefully that trend will continue!

Tuesday, 7/14.  3.16 mile run in 35 minutes.  Run to Flounder Point (a part of the island where we used to fish for flounder) and back with mom.  Belly felt large and like it was going to pop…and I felt slow.

Wednesday, 7/15.  6.5 mile beach cruise bike ride in 1 hour.  Rode through the marsh and around island with mom.

Thursday, 7/16.  4.02 mile run in 45 minutes.  Run on the beach as the sun rose.  Felt strong.  Saw turtle tracks from a turtle that laid eggs during the night.  Mom ran too but we didn’t run together.  After the run we did a 10 minute dumbbell workout on the beach using 5 pound dumbbells (3 sets of 20 reps of squats, lunges, bicep curls and tricep extensions).  7.44 mile evening beach cruiser bike ride in 1 hour 6 minutes around the island with mom.   Saw dolphins!

Saturday, 7/18.  4 mile run in 45 minutes.  Slow run to the cul-de-sac at the end of the road and then on the beach.  After the run I met mom on the beach and we did a 13 minute dumbbell workout (3 sets of 20 reps of squats, lunges, bicep curls, and tricep extensions).  

Do any of you track your workouts?  Do you set fitness goals?  Do you want to chat fitness or would you like me to address any certain fitness topics?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!  My goal this next week is to run 16 miles total.  Before I got pregnant I liked to run over 20 miles each week (while not training for a race), and attend at least 1 body pump class, 1 yoga class and 1 spin class.  Pregnancy sure has changed things but I really do think that staying active has prevented many of the common pregnancy complaints such as back pain, heartburn, leg cramps and bloating.  Here’s hoping that the next 15 weeks go as smoothly!

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Katie Vail
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  1. July 20, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    I am a terrible tracker, except for steps on Fitbit. I think it is a great thing to do and maybe after our vacation in two weeks I will start doing it when I revamp my workouts. I am getting tired of what I am doing and told my husband he had to help with that goal after vaca! Happy Pregnancy vibes!

  2. July 22, 2015 / 6:07 pm

    I'm addicted to workout data. I hate to work out without either my Polar heart rate monitor or my Garmin, depending on what I'm doing. When I'm running, I wear both! 🙂 Right now I'm sidelined with a foot and a shoulder injury. I have an appointment to get them checked out so hopefully I can get back to working out soon. Your recaps are so motivating!

  3. July 22, 2015 / 11:50 pm

    Thanks Karen! I love workout data too, although I don't bother with heart rate. I'm more of a pace/distance/time kind of nut haha. I hope your foot and shoulder heal soon! I can't wait to see you once you move up to my neck of the woods! I'll just be right down the street from you!

  4. July 22, 2015 / 11:52 pm

    I go through phases of tracking and not tracking, so you're not alone. I tried a fitbit for a while, but because I run the step count was kind of crazy and it didn't really make much sense for me to track it. (I definitely got my steps in while working at the Pentagon too!) If I did other activities instead of running I'd probably be more into that though. Good luck with the workout revamp!

  5. July 28, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    I really like the goal setting idea and then briefly summarizing what was accomplished each day and how it felt. I'm definitely going to try this. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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