Licorice’s Training & Pregnancy Log – Week 20 (7.7.13)

This week the baby hit the 20 week mark, which meant two things:

  • It’s halfway done baking!
  • We had our mid-pregnancy ultrasound

The ultrasound was definitely the high point of the week, as it was fun to actually see what was going on in there. Not only was it obviously a tiny person, but we also got to see her moving around and kicking and squirming… which she did a lot of. (Yes, we found out that we’re having a girl! Although she certainly wasn’t forthcoming with that information, which made her father incredibly happy.) We went home with a few pictures, the best of which was of her little feets:

Baby Licorice's Feet
Teeny tiny feet!

I also started feeling her move around this week, which is probably one of the weirdest things I’ve ever felt. Between that and the ultrasound, it was nice to know that things are progressing as expected in there. It certainlyย looks like things are growing in there from the outside view.

Licorice at 20 weeks
20 weeks and definitely developing a significant bump

“Training” sort of took a back seat this week, as I started studying for my licensing exam. The test is at the end of the month, and there were days where I just didn’t have time to get the studying in I wanted and go to the gym. Plus, I might have used the holiday weekend as an excuse to be a little lazy.

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: 2.25 miles on the elliptical

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 2.3 miles on the elliptical

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 2.2 mile walk, including a .5 mile hike up a giant hill. WHEW.

Total for the week: 6.75 miles elliptical/walking

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.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.