Ginkgo’s Training Log 1.5.14

I can hardly admit this with believing it, but it’s been almost a year since I’ve actually posted my training log on salty. Last winter/spring, I found it becoming a bit triggering for my eating disorder habits. To stay on-track, my dietician and team decided it was best for me not to meticulously (that’s the way I am) keep track of the miles I had run.

I’m happy to say that I’ve never felt stronger in my recovery from about August onward, but then I found out I was pregnant in October and didn’t want to spill those beans until the first trimester was over. The pregnancy had affected my energy and ability to, well, “train” quite dramatically, so I didn’t get many miles under my belt. Well, now I’m 14 weeks and have passed the most sensitive part of the pregnancy (risk for miscarriage)…and I’m baaaaack with weekly training posts! ย My energy is making a return and I can’t wait to share my pregnancy-related training posts with all of you that may be interested.

Here I am at 14 weeks. I'll try to post updated belly pics (which I think will be good for my modesty and ability to embrace change).
Here I am at 14 weeks. I’ll try to post updated belly pics (which I think will be good for my modesty and ability to embrace change).

I’ve been focusing on cross-training, especially this week…which has dealt us Columbus, Ohioans some mere single digit temperatures, snow, and lots of ice. The safety of the baby has trumped getting in my ideal mileage, even though some days it kills me mentally not to get a nice run.

Sunday 12/29: 60 minutes of hot yoga

Monday 12/30: 2 miles on the treadmill

Tuesday 12/31: 30 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes of prenatal pilates

Wednesday 1/1: 2 miles on the treadmill

Thursday 1/2: 2 miles on the treadmill

Friday: 2 miles on the treadmill

Saturday: 3.5 miles on the snow-covered, 18-degree trails (it was a HEAT WAVE)!

A whopping 11.5 miles this week, but hey…it’s better than nothing!

I'm a new momma, full-time non-profiter, and coffee lover. I write about healthy body image, half marathon training, and recovery from eating disorders. I'm currently training to maintain fitness throughout the winter and break 1:27:00 in my next half marathon.

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