The First Trimester Yuck



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Salty Running boss and mother of 3 little ones. I love to write about racing strategy, mental training and fitting in a serious running habit with the rest of a busy life. Currently training to kick off my masters career with a bang!

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Cinnamon and Pepper are going to be taking over the Friday 5 today before Pepper heads out to Boston. Rock it, Pepper! I just didn’t have the energy to do anything other than wallow in my first trimester yucko feeling. I don’t know about you, but during the first trimester of all my pregnancies all I want to do is hibernate. I am exhausted and nauseous at all times. I have a box of cereal on my nightstand to snack on in the middle of the night so I don’t wake up puking. My husband makes fun of my snacking in bed. Hot!

And running. Oh man. Through some miracle I have managed to run every day of this pregnancy so far, but then again it’s only been a few weeks. I felt great up until April 1 (of course!) And since then it’s been a slow decline. This week I’ve had to pry myself out the door. I basically just turn off my brain and go to the Y or to my running date no matter how bad I feel knowing that once there I’ll get something in even if it’s only a few slow miles.

That being said I am really proud that I am miles ahead of where I was at this point during my last two pregnancies (pun intended). I maybe ran 20 miles a week during the first trimester of both and gained a pound a week for the first half of both pregnancies! So far I haven’t gained any weight, although I was already up a few from being injured. But I ran 47 last week and 50 the week before. Anything over 40 this week and I’ll call it a victory. I know I’ll feel better in a few weeks on all fronts and that good feeling should last until about the last month. I gotta say, I think it’s easier to get out for a run during most of the third trimester than the first!

But for now, it’s time to get some more cereal and lay on the couch.

2 Responses to “The First Trimester Yuck”

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  1. Tara says:

    I’m impressed that you are still running 40 miles a week! I think I’m at about 10 right now. I get so dehydrated with anything longer then 3-4 miles. I’m still getting down to the fitness center 5 days a week though and am only up about 4-5 lbs at 17 weeks. I hope the first trimester yuck goes quickly for you but in the meantime enjoy your cereal in bed!!

    • Salty Salty says:

      Not any more! I was down to 30 last week and we’ll see if I crack 20 this week. I got attacked by the puke monster! Oh well. It should be over in 2-4 weeks and I can get back at it when I’m feeling better. Glad you aren’t on the gain 27 lbs in 20 weeks plan that I was on with #2!

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