Barberry Training Log 7/9-7/15

Another week has come and gone! It started off as a slow week activity-wise, but super busy work-wise! Holy cow, patients are coming in from all corners of the town.ย  Baby Barberry has really been kicking the growth into high gear, so I am starting to show more. My pants are getting tighter and I am about to the using the belly-band phase of pregnancy. I have gained a few more pounds in the last week, and this is contributing to my continuing slow down! I keep plodding forward!

7/9 –ย Nothing! A long day at work that kept me on my feet the whole day! I was hoping to get in a walk after work, but it just did not work out. Plus, I was tired!


7/10 – I did not do what has become my typical Tuesday new evening walk. My mom had her knee replaced today, so I went to visit her at the hospital instead! She was doing well, and has continued to do pretty well this week despite the pain blocking wearing a few days off after surgery! Typically people feel pretty good that first day or two, then are very sore after that when the block is worn off. I have been keeping an eye on her and am making sure she is doing her PT exercises!


7/11 – Finally motivated myself to get my workout on! I did a 4 mile run, 3 of which were with my running buddy, Danielle! She did not mind my need for walk breaks ๐Ÿ™‚ 4 mile were done at a 11:18 min/mi pace with the walk breaks. After running, I did a strength training workout at the Rec Center. I did lots of lunges, forward and reverse. I did some body weight squats, rows, presses, bicep curls, and deadlifts. Just trying to keep these muscles strong for delivery and taking care of a baby down the line. I also did 15 minutes on the stationary bike. I think I made up for my lack of movement the previous few days.


7/12 –ย I was a little sore from the strength training yesterday, but not the worst it has been after a strength workout! I went for a walk in the evening after work. I ended up walking around 2.5 miles through the neighborhood. It was warm, but not too bad in the evening.


7/13 –ย Early morning run before work. 3 miles done at 10:45 min/mi pace. Walked 1 minute after each mile. I am getting to the point where I have to pee about 3 miles into a run, so runs longer than 4 miles typically include a potty break. I am feeling more pressure on my bladder! Again, my average paces are slowing down more and more. The summer heat and humidity are contributing along with that baby weight gain.


7/14 –ย I did not do my Saturday morning run, I went to a beginning fiction writing class instead! I really enjoyed this and it forced me out of my comfort zone! Writing is a release and a creative outlet for me from the world of science and anatomy, and I am trying to do more of this. I ended up going to the gym later in the afternoon. I rode the stationary bike for 25 minutes, and then walked around the indoor track for 2 miles. It was too hot in the afternoon to do any of these outside!


7/15 –ย I ran this morning, another sticky and warm morning. 3 miles completed at a 10:29 min/mi pace. I ran almost 2 of those miles with my sweet husband. He graciously slowed down his pace for me and even went on my 2 minute walk break with me in the middle of the run. Having him there did help me get through the run a little easier!


It’s been a good, but busy, week! Here is to the next one! Also, my cover photo is from me last summer sitting along the Seine River – in honor of France winning the World Cup!

A born and raised Hoosier running to stay sane. I've done 5Ks to marathons, but am currently running to enjoy running. I'm an orthopedic physical therapist, with clinical specialization in treating people with vestibular disorders. Other things I specialize in? Knowing the lyrics to every Backstreet Boys song and being an awesome cat mom! Living with Crohn's disease, but trying to show it who really is the boss.

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