Whew! Hard to believe I am already into my second trimester. I feel like the first actually went by pretty quick. We had VERY frequent doctor visits/checkups which really made it go by faster/with a little more ease. I talk more about the actual pregnancy/life change aspects of my first trimester –>here, but for Salty you guys get my running and training!
Before you get too excited, it’s NOT that exciting. Quite frankly I lost the desire for running, and that is something I am working with in a lot of ways (mentally and physically) right now. But I did get some things accomplished besides Netflix marathon sessions.
The first 4-ish weeks of pregnancy(obviously not knowing at the time)
Barley’s Training log 8/29-9/4—47 miles/20 minutes strength
Barley’s Training Log 9/5-9/11/16—48 miles/40 minutes strength
Barley’s Training Log 9/12-9/18-16—55 miles/20 minutes strength
Barley’s Philly Marathon Training Log 9/19-9/25/16—59 miles/30 minutes strength
Next Two Weeks (pregnancy known but symptoms not really kicked in fully)
Week of 9/26-10/2 (23 miles/20 minutes strength)
Tuesday: Easy 6ish miles + 20 minutes strength
Wednesday: Easy 6ish miles
Thursday: Workout 4 x 5 minutes (5:57 avg pace), 6 x 300m (5:20 avg pace)
Friday: Positive pregnancy test! Cue the trust issues/running worries, didn’t run rest of the week.
Week of 10/3-10/9 (29 miles run/2.5 miles walk)
Tuesday: Easy 5ish miles
Wednesday: Easy 5ish with some random fartleks
Thursday: 2.5 mile walk with Brian and his Sister in Charlotte, NC
Friday: Easy 4 miles + Strides
Saturday: Volition America Half Marathon 1st place female (1:29:30)
Symptoms Kicking In, Motivation TANKED
Week of 10/10-10/16 (20 miles Biking)
Saturday: 20 miles Biking while my best friend did her last long run before her marathon, Sherpa Duties for me! Loved it!
Week of 10/17-10/23 (6.2 miles Run)
Saturday: 6.2 miles easy with a friend
Week of 10/24-10/30 (3.1 miles run)
Saturday: Easy 5k Costume race with my sister dressed as Rex/Rob Ryan!
Week of 10/31-11/6 (3.1 miles run + NYC Marathon Spectating)
Wednesday: 3.1 easy miles after work
Saturday/Sunday: LOTS of walking and maneuvering around NYC for Marathon Spectating…this was a workout for me.
Week of 11/7-11/13 (2.5 miles walking)
Sunday: 2.5 mile walk with Brian and Pepper (our Lab)
The 2 weeks between 11/14-11/27 there was ZERO exercise.
As you can see, things REALLY dropped off. Symptoms really picked up around weeks 7/8 for me and my mental focus was really shifted to focusing on anything else besides being active. Honestly, I have no regrets. I did what I thought was right, and didn’t push myself. I am all about pushing, stepping outside comfort zone but this isn’t the time for that for me. This is about handling the stress and worry that accompanied my first trimester.
It wasn’t all bad, in fact I enjoyed the break. I caught up on things around the house, I spent time with friends and family, and I truly feel like I got a lot out of my first trimester by allowing myself to really let go of the running situation. Do I want to get back into some semblance of a routine, of course! But it’s not my top priority.
Now that the news is out there, I plan on posting my training logs probably every other week or so since there isn’t a ton in them. But I can say that the energy boost of the second trimester is real and has definitely sparked a little bit of a desire to do more!