Ginkgo’s Training Log 3.23.14



Meggie has written 91 posts on Salty Running.

Passionate about promoting health and wellness both professionally as a non-profiteer for American Cancer Society and personally as an eating disorder advocate who has struggled with bulimia and anorexia. Can be spotted running alongside momma runner friends, with Connor and the running stroller, or with my wild weimareiner pup, Otto. Lover of good, red wine and The Cleveland Indians!

Welp, this week has been an interesting one…to say the least.

It started off with a St. Patrick’d Day 4-miler race with the hubs. We had so much fun bopping along together ( I think we jogged at about a 10:30 pace) and Sam enjoyed some free green beer at the end. We ran into a few co-workers and had a great time chatting- it’s been nice coming to races in a more recreational manner lately and not feeling pre-race anxiety, nerves, etc. that come along with my usual (not pregnant) competitive spirit, that’s both a blessing and a curse.

It ended with a pregnancy scare during a 2 mile light jog on Thursday when I tripped over a ‘lip’ on an uneven sidewalk around the neighborhood. Of course, I did a dramatic, flopping fall through the air and tumbled splat on my preggo belly, because why would it happen any other way?!? I’m a klutz and always will be a klutz. I went to the hospital for about 4 hours to monitor the babe and make sure all was okay as a precautionary matter. Everything is fine and the nurse even told me that the baby is thriving. THANK GOD. I was so scared but if anything else, it was a reminder that this pregnancy is a blessing and I will continue to take every measure to make sure this baby is taken care of- nourished, rested, prioritized- even if this means running might not be the best type of exercise at this point (more so because I’m a clumsy runner).

Saturday (3/16) was the 4 mile race

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St. Patrick’s Day Race.

Sunday – recovery 2 mile jog outside

Monday – 2 mile treadmill and light weights

Tuesday – 4 mile run in the nice weather

Wednesday – 2 mile outside jog with Otto

Thursday – 1.5 miles…interrupted with a SPLAT…and hospital visit.

At the hospital monitoring baby (24 weeks along) after my klutz fall out on a run!

At the hospital monitoring baby Sexton (24 weeks along) after my klutz fall out on a run!

Friday – 40 minutes on the elliptical and some light weights (yea, not sure about running after yesterday!)

Saturday (3/22) – A quick 2 miles and light weights before 9-5 childbirth class with Sam.

Sunday (3/23)- a 3 miler in the brisk cold…jogging VERY carefully sans sidewalks.

I’m hoping next week will be less eventful. :)

2 Responses to “Ginkgo’s Training Log 3.23.14”

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  1. Allspice says:

    I’m so glad baby is ok after your fall! Love your comment about enjoying races more without the pre-race nerves – that’s my goal for some races this summer.

  2. Mint says:

    Glad baby is okay! Take care of yourself!

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