Barley’s Pregnancy “Training” Log 12/12-12/25

It feels a little strange to publish this “training log” for these 2 weeks, but for the sake of transparency it’s good to do. I literally did not run or work out for fitness (these days straightening my hair, going up and down stairs, and cleaning the house are workouts….but I won’t count those here) in the past 2 weeks. Call it Holiday slump, call it pregnancy laziness, call it whatever…doesn’t really matter.

15672648_10100789699652526_1414797912557566507_nI DO want to get into a routine, and at least have some regular fitness going on. I’m starting to feel a bit uncomfortable with my changing size (not about how I look at all…I LOVE my belly…it’s very much about how I feel). But I also won’t force it, at least right now. I’ll be one of the resolutioners this year I guess. Because right now, celebrating the holidays, doing things for others, and renovating our kitchen has my attention. Quite frankly I wouldn’t enjoy a run right now anyways, not knowing my kitchen is in shambles. I kid- sort of.

Week of 12/12-12/18 ( 15/16 weeks pregnant)
Monday: Wrapping presents and eating 3 bowls of cereal.
Tuesday: I think this was a recliner kind of evening.
Wednesday: WOD- surviving the mall at Christmas time.
Thursday: Snow storm! That 2 hour commute in the morning did me in.
Friday: Drive to Buffalo, HR Interval training watching the Sabres game!
Saturday: 90 Minutes walking around Niagara Falls (US Side) Park with Brian
Sunday: Tailgating, and Dancing to the shout song repeatedly at the Bills Game (Sorry Cleveland Saltines!)
Totals: ZERO miles run, but a whole lotta fun

Week of 12/19-12/25 ( 16/17 weeks pregnant)
Monday: Recovering from being away all weekend
Tuesday: Volunteering wrapping presents at local Domestic Violence Center
Wednesday: WOD- surviving the mall at Christmas time- this time with Brian in tow for help!
Thursday: Work + more volunteering wrappings presents
Friday: I could have done something, but didn’t.
Saturday: Christmas Eve- Time with Brian’s Family
Sunday: Christmas Day- Time with My Family
Totals: ZERO miles run, again. But…productive and happy.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday!

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. Just wanted to let you know, “L” (Barley), that I miss reading what’s going on, running or not…Hope you’re doing well and keeping your chin up! Hugs, love, and prayers…