Barley’s Pregnancy Training Log 11/28-12/11

Helloooo second trimester energy! It wasn’t a HUGE boost but enough that I started feeling more apt to get things done after work besides just sitting around. Though, I still did do quite a bit of that.

Before pregnancy I was pretty good about working my training schedule with my work schedule (1 FT Desk job, and 1 part time job on feet (lifting, walking, standing, etc…-Serve/Bartend)). Over time I learned not to have hard workouts on the days I work both jobs, and those were the best days for rest days or recovery runs. I also had to be cautious where I did my strength training, as lifting trays with jello arms is not a good combination. This is actually a long overdue post I need to get working on- How to manage your training with work. Anyways, when I started feeling a bit better in pregnancy I realized I needed to do the same thing- I need to be careful about not overdoing it especially on days I work both jobs.

The last 2 weeks I had to keep that in mind, as right now even the 3.5 mile runs I have been doing tire me out like crazy since I haven’t been running much. So, when I have both jobs- there will be no run/workout except maybe some yoga if I’m feeling ambitious. Over the weekend I really could have gotten some exercise in before going into the restaurant, but instead chose to get things done at home and to spend time with Brian and family/friends. Not making excuses, more just stating the facts:)

Week of 11/28-12/4 ( 13/14 weeks pregnant)

Monday: 3.5 easy miles after work. This was my first run in 3 weeks so definitely was a bit sore after!

Tuesday: Work Both jobs

Wednesday: Recliner workout with the remote and Netflix.

Thursday:ย Recliner workout with the remote and Netflix.

Friday: 20 Minutes at home strength training

Saturday: Work PT Job (on feet)

Sunday: Christmas Tree hunting, Time with Brian’s parents. Was supposed to work at night but luckily got called off and we just relaxed at home.

Totals: 3.5 miles run/20 minutes strength


Week of 12/5-12/11 (14/15 weeks pregnant)

Monday: Check-up at the docs! All good! Find out gender in another month ๐Ÿ™‚

Tuesday:ย Spent time with a friend after work!

Wednesday: 3.5 miles easy (some round ligament pain but not too bad) + 10 minutes upper body strength

Thursday: Work Both Jobs

Friday:ย Spent time with my sister and nephews after work!

Saturday:ย Work PT Job (on feet)

Sunday:ย Work PT Job (on feet)

Totals: 3.5 miles run/10 minutes strength

So again, not crazy exciting training logs- but just a real look at how I’m working through the whole pregnancy thing. Maybe the next 2 weeks will be a bit more eventful with workouts, maybe not!


A new mom and Upstate, NY resident who loves the marathon, a good beer, and all of the numbers/nerdy things. I write about my journey to a sub-3:00 marathon, training tweaks for improvement, and finding that "running/life balance" unicorn. On tap Next: Maneuvering through motherhood and postpartum running!

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  1. The second trimester really is a nice time- you feel better, you’re not really big/uncomfortable yet, the boobs, you start to look actually pregnant… Good times!