Mango’s extremely boring third trimester pregnancy training log – 7.22.18

In case anyone was curious how the last few weeks of pregnancy were playing out. (TL;DR version: Lots of walking. Some floating around the pool. I am an uncomfortable manatee.)

I quit running altogether around week 33 (it’s hot, I’m unwieldy and uncomfortable, what’s the point?), but still walk around to get all my errands done, chase kiddo around, do my PT exercises, and swim whenever I can. I used to literally run my errands, but am too uncomfortable to do that any more. So I dusted off the Fitbit and try to get in my 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, between commuting, errands, and chasing the preschooler around. (On the first day, kiddo pinched my Fitbit so we put it on him just for fun. Between the hours of 5pm and bedtime he racked up 2,500 steps…)

Dawn patrol: Lots of walks along the river.

6/11 to 6/17
Week 31-32 of pregnancy
Monday – Walk, strength workout
Tuesday – off
Wednesday – Walk, strength workout
Thursday – Walk to PT, and PT
Friday – PT exercises
Saturday – Watching kiddo’s last dance class of the term with my mother-in-law, who was in town this week for work. I’m exhausted just watching him bounce around, does that count?
Sunday – Went strawberry picking, then came home, jogged roughly a mile to the splash pad with kiddo, met up with friends for a picnic lunch, and then shuffled a mile back.

6/18 to 6/24 (Weeks 32-33)
Monday – pool running, 30 minutes
Tuesday – walk (took kiddo to swim class. Solo parenting evening = on my feet from 5pm to 9pm when he finally goes down. Did I mention I wish he’d drop his nap.)
Wednesday – nothing
Thursday – Did my PT exercises and called it good.
Friday – Walked (lots of errands)
Saturday – PT and kid-chasing
Sunday – nothing

6/25 to 7/1 (What? It’s July??)
Weeks 33-34
Monday – walked parts of my commute. Met up with Caraway and Avocado for lunch while we were all downtown!
Tuesday – kid swim class totally counts as a workout
Wednesday – nil
Thursday – walked, errands
Friday – ?
Saturday – off
Sunday – woke up super early and couldn’t go back to sleep. longish walk, podcast, coffee

7/2 to 7/8
Weeks 34-35
Monday – PT
Tuesday – walk
Wednesday – off, went to the beach for the 4th of July!
Thursday – walk
Friday – swim
Saturday – kiddo woke up early so we walked to get coffee and then hit up a neighborhood playground; later we enjoyed some outdoor time at his friend’s birthday party
Sunday – off

7/9 to 7/15
Weeks 35-36
Monday – PT and swim
Tuesday – walk (mad dash home in pouring rain)
Wednesday – off
Thursday – PT and walk
Friday – walk
Saturday – ‘long’ walk
Sunday – off

7/16 to 7/22
Weeks 36-37
Monday – PT and Aaptiv maternity workout
Tuesday – walk, errands
Wednesday – walk
Thursday – walk (commute, OB visit, daycare pickup)
Friday – …nothing?
Saturday – off
Sunday – off. Rainy day. Movies and pyjamas.

Currently reading/ read:
Still reading – Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow
Still reading – James Hamblin, If Our Bodies Could Talk
Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow (I found this delightful)
Michael Lewis, The Undoing Project (on the birth of behavioral economics)
Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend
Naomi Alderman, The Power
Dennis Lehane, Since We Fell (I didn’t like this quite as much as other Lehane books)

Tropical transplant to the chilly Northeast. Professional writer and researcher, cantankerous editor, mom to one inquisitive toddler, asker of inconvenient questions.

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  1. I couldn’t get into Ferrante, even though my WHOLE book club loved it! I did however love the Power, and felt that Gravity’s Rainbow was easier to read than V., if still in that wacko Pynchon mindset (I’m reading Colson Whitehead’s The Intiuitionist, and man it’s eerily similar).
    ON a pregnancy note, your comment about the manatee had me bark in laughter. Yup. I had an OB tell me if you she could just plunk all her 3rd trimester ladies in a pool for the next 12 weeks her job would be done….