Barley’s Pregnancy Training Log 12/26-1/8

Unlike my last “training log”, I actually have SOME fitness activity to post for the last 2 weeks! Still nothing crazy(once a week isn’t exactly breaking my running bank), mixed in with lots of random life things like working and home projects.

I’m admittedly not of the breed that I currently feel OMG Badass getting a run in while pregnant yet. In fact, it’s pretty uncomfortable to start and doesn’t always get better(but sometimes it does!). Adjusting my goals/mindset has been big, and learning to be okay with whatever does or doesn’t happen each time. Round ligament pain has been worse some days than others, but I bought a support belt that should help per recommendation from some friends. I’ll keep my posts updated with how that helps, or doesn’t in the coming weeks.

These 2 weeks included the week between Christmas and New Years, as well as some more home-reno stuff so I focused a bit more on those things than anything else. Now that we are past the busy season for life, I think it will be a bit easier to find motivation as we move along.

Week of 12/26-1/1 ( 17/18 weeks pregnant)
Monday: Day of Cleaning/Sanding/Painting Kitchen Cabinets. All the bending and reaching, basically yoga workout in disguise.
Tuesday: Probably on the couch.
Wednesday: Probably on the couch.
Thursday: Probably on the couch.
Friday: 2.1 mile run (20 minutes ‘mill) + 10 minutes upper body strength
Saturday: NYE! Big dinner and relaxing at home playing cards and watching College Football/Movies
Sunday: WOD: De-Christmasing the House
Totals: 2.1 miles run/10 minutes fitness-strength


Week of 1/2-1/8 ( 18/19 weeks pregnant)
Monday: Day of Purging/Cleaning. All the bending and reaching and throwing- I was going from 7AM till after 8PM without a nap. I was dead afterwards.
Tuesday: Work both jobs- 12 hour day
Wednesday: WOD: DANCING & SMILING ALL DAY. *It’s a girl!*
Thursday: 3.7 mile TM run, .6 mile cool down walk
Friday: I don’t remember- probably couch time.
Saturday: Cleaning, errands, some couch time- Saturday Stuff
Sunday: VERY lazy AM together, worked for a few hours on my feet in the evening.
Totals: 3.7 miles run

Goals for the next 2 weeks: Increase to 2-3 workouts/week, Fit in some regular stretching (expanding body is sore!)

A new mom and Upstate, NY resident who loves the marathon, a good beer, and all of the numbers/nerdy things. I write about my journey to a sub-3:00 marathon, training tweaks for improvement, and finding that "running/life balance" unicorn. On tap Next: Maneuvering through motherhood and postpartum running!

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  1. I love the 3D sonograms! I found walking to be the only thing I could do while preggers- I just wasn’t used to having to wear two sports bras, and the round ligament pain was rough. Keep up the great attitude- it’s the best thing for you and baby ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Keep up the great work! I recommend all my pregnant friends check out the Summer Sanders prenatal fitness DVD. I got it cheap on Amazon and it’s excellent. Music is a bit cheesy but it has workouts for each trimester – short and long ones depending on how much time you have, and can be done in your living room with some free weights or tubing. Plus, it doesn’t involve 80s aerobics wear or choreography!