Barberry Training Log 8/27-9/2

 

Hey everyone! Another week has passed and I have been experiencing more glorious changes in my body, along with trying to continue to run. I wrote last week that I had not been experiencing too many aches and pains, and then my anterior pelvis started getting a little tender. I also got the worst cramp ever in my right calf! Yikes! I was caught off guard by that one. I think I may have strained that calf, too, but it is starting to feel better. My pregnancy pillow is still a lifesaver, keeping my hips happy at night. My cats love me because I am so warm, so they want to be around me all of the time. Thus, all of the cat photos! Sorry about that gang … but they are precious!

8/27 – Rest day after work. It was a pretty slow day, so I can’t complain too much. I did not sleep too well the night before, so I was happy to come home and relax!

 

8/28 – Another night of poor sleep. I was so exhausted at work. I ended up having a cancellation, so I went back to a private room and took a nap. Don’t worry, I clocked out! I felt much better after that. It’s amazing how opposed to nap taking I was prior to being pregnant. I regret those thoughts. After work, I went for a walk around my neighborhood. I walked about 2.5 miles. It was humid out. It has been hot this week!

 

8/29 – This morning, I woke up early and ran/walked 4.25 miles at 12:10 min/mi pace with my running buddy, Danielle. It is staying dark a little longer, so our run started out before sunrise. There were a few other crazy, early AM runners out there with us. I am glad Danielle does not mind walk breaks with me! Even though we started early, it was still pretty warm and humid! I did some strength training at the Rec Center after the run for about 35 minutes, and also did a little stretching. I made sure to take a nap before lunch!

 

8/30 – Tonight was the last night of The Office Trivia with friends! Alas, we were not victorious, but we still had a good time!

 

8/31 – Another warm morning run before work. I did 3 miles at 11:08 min/mi pace with walk breaks. I made it through work and was glad for the upcoming 3 day weekend! Hooray!

 

9/1 – 5 miles at 11:11 min/mi pace this morning. I decided to change up my intervals a little bit. It was warmer, so I decided to take a 1 minute walk break after every half mile run, rather than a longer break at the end of each mile. It worked out pretty well, and I will probably be employing this strategy from now on. It helped my running intervals feel easier and more efficient. I also stopped for a water/potty break… gotta stay hydrated! I also stopped to chat with a friend of mine who walk on the trail, as well. Trust me, I am not minding more breaks at this time!

 

9/2 – Today, I took it easy and rested my tired, pregnant body. I was happy to know that I did not have to wake up early the next day!

 

Happy Labor Day, friends! Have a wonderful week!

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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