Licorice’s Pregnancy & Training Log – Week 31

The embiggening continues! This week I added a wee tiny bit of lap swimming to my aquajogging routine, mostly because I missed it. I’d given up on laps pretty early on because between the growing baby and being completely out of swimming shape, I had a hard time getting through more than a few lengths. However, I decided that a few lengths was fine with me and a good place to build from, so that’s what I did this week. I’m going to try and see if I can add a few lengths each time, because being in the water really does feel good these days. At least, until I climb out of the pool which is a harsh reminder of the fact that yes, I am bigger than I used to be.

31 weeks

Unfortunately, the week ended with ย the discovery that any caffeine during the dayย at all prevents me from sleeping, so Friday’s workout was lost in a sleepy, fuzzy haze. I snuck an extra walk in on Wednesday before yoga, so that’s fine, but the fact that even looking at a Diet Coke keeps me up all night is beyond annoying. I can’t believe that just a few short years ago I practically lived on the stuff, and now I need to avoid it if I ever want to sleep again. Grrr.

Monday: 1.8 mile walk

Tuesday: 30 minutes aquajogging

Wednesday AM: 2 mile walk

Wednesday PM: Prenatal yoga

Thursday: 4×25 freestyle + 30 minutes aquajogging

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Leisurely strolling around the state fair

Sunday: Rest & football


In a previous life, I worked on computers and spent all day sitting. Thanks to running, I've rebooted my career and am now a running and triathlon coach and soon-to-be physical therapist. I've also got the mind and spirit of an elite trapped in the body of a back-of-the-packer.

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