Barberry Training Log 10/1-10/7

Welp, so far the first week of October has not felt very October-y. In fact, I am pretty sure the weatherman said that this is the most 80+ degree days in a row we have had in October in awhile … seriously? It is only the 7th! I’m longing for last week’s cooldown. This week had its highs and lows as far as physical activity goes. I had a disappointing “run,” a better run, and some fun hiking. I will divulge more details below. As far as baby stuff goes for the week, we had our 30 week 3D ultrasound. That was pretty exciting. We got to see her chubby little cheeks! When the tech first put the wand over my belly, she remarked that baby girl was very wiggly. It took a little bit of time (and some movement on my part) to see her face because she was holding onto her feet and had them in front of her face! She is doing well, growing on track, and thankfully, has an average sized head! We also had a little weekend getaway to Brown County down in southern Indiana to change things up for a few days. It was so nice to get away and do some different things before baby comes.

10/1 – Today was a rest day, nothing exciting to report!


10/2 – Today after work, I did a 3 mile walk on the treadmill (it was so hot outside! And it was starting to get dark!), while watching The Voice.  This may become my new Tuesday evening routine as the light outside diminishes.


10/3 – Today’s run was a rough one. I got started later than normal, but I don’t think it would have mattered. It was just a warm day, too warm, with high humidity. I did my usual run walk routine (about 4-5 minutes easy running and 1 min walking), but started to struggle at 2 miles in. Things were starting to ache and I could feel more pressure down in my pelvis. I managed to get 3 miles at 11:38 min/mi, and ended up walking 1 mile home. My back was even bothering me a little bit, which was the first time this had really happened. I felt disheartened, feeling that this was maybe the end of my time running. Not going to lie, it definitely made my pregnant lady hormones go in emotional overdrive.


10/4 – Oh. My. Goodness. Today was a crazy day at work. I barely sat down, the patients just kept flowing in. No rest for the weary. Non-pregnant me would have been exhausted. I was so happy to finally get home after this one. 


10/5 – I decided to give it another shot for my typical pre-work Friday morning run. It was a little cooler and I enjoyed seeing all of the neighborhood Halloween decorations out. I ended up running/walking 2.75 miles at 11:36 min/mi pace. Even though I am very much aware I am literally running on borrowed time, it was a nicer ending than Wednesday’s run would have been. We had our ultrasound after I got out of work and that was another happy moment for the day. We then made the drive down to Brown County for our weekend getaway.


10/6 – We slept in this morning and then made our way to Brown County state park. Brown County is only about an hour or so away from where we live, and I had never been until this weekend. We hiked a few of the shorter, less strenuous trails, but it still ended up being about 3.5 miles total of hiking. One of the trails did have a little bit more difficult section in which we had to climb up SO. MANY. STEPS. My quadriceps burned so bad later this day! It was fun to do something different and I would love to come back to the park and try some other trails when I am a little more fit.


10/7 – My quadriceps were still a little sore today! Guess I am used to my nice, flat running trails. Decided to rest today and take it easy.


We have another busy week coming up. My little brother is getting married this weekend! We also have a fun 5K planned this Sunday at an apple orchard (it is a little hilly, so it will probably be a walk for me!).


I hope you all had a great week and make the most out of this one!


A born and raised Hoosier running to stay sane. I've done 5Ks to marathons, but am currently running to enjoy running. I'm an orthopedic physical therapist, with clinical specialization in treating people with vestibular disorders. Other things I specialize in? Knowing the lyrics to every Backstreet Boys song and being an awesome cat mom! Living with Crohn's disease, but trying to show it who really is the boss.

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