Barley’s Pregnancy Training Log 1/30-2/5

After the last few weeks being sick on top of pregnancy, I mentioned that I needed a little bit of structure going forward. I thrive on training plans for a reason, but also know that if I gave myself something TOO strict I’d feel pressured and that isn’t something I want during pregnancy.

Goals for the week:

  1. 5 days of Yoga (specifically 5 of the February dates) with Bonus if I do the other 2 as well.
  2. 2 measurable activities (Running, Walking, Biking, Ellitpical etc.)

The first one might seem crazy since I haven’t been doing much at all, but I know myself well enough that the best way to kick start me is with a big yet small goal. 5-6 minutes every day is attainable, and making it happen almost every day for a week is really helpful in getting into a routine. During training for races, I often make a goal of 10 minutes for recoveryย per day. It’s small, easily attainable and forms a routine/good habits. As for the second goal, I wanted to start small and just say 2 cardio sessions basically. I didn’t care if it was short, but making a point to do it was a good way to start.

Week of 1/30-2/5 ( 22/23 weeks pregnant)
Monday: Womp womp- nothing.
Tuesday: Nada.
Wednesday: Work + Babysitting Nephews = 15 minutes of Yoga at 9 PM followed by BED.
Thursday: Treadmill- 1 mile walk/1.3 mile run + 10 minutes yoga later in evening
Friday: 15 minutes yoga + Brians surprise birthday dinner party!
Saturday: 10 minutes yoga + Girl morning with mom + Family dinner at night
Sunday: 2 mile walk with Brian and Pepper + 10 minutes yoga + Superbowl!
Totals: 3 miles walk/1.3 miles run/60 minutes yoga

While it still not an overly active week (compared to pre-pregnancy)it’s the most active in one week I have been in a while, more importantly the most consistent I have been. Very obvious that I do much better with at least a small goal or two, and at least SOME structure.

 

An 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: Training to be a first time mom, here we go 2nd Trimester!

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  1. Nice work! Good idea to have a tiny bit of structure to the week. I just dug up my old training log notebook and looked at my pregnancy training log – a lot of the entries are things like ’20min walk’, ‘spin class 1h’ and ‘swam half a mile’. I used to shoot for something like one spin class and one swim a week. Also, If you’ve been doing strength work, keep doing it! (Ask a trainer for appropriate modifications.) Your ligaments get looser now, so it’s important to maintain strength to avoid injury.

  2. Great job, lady! Somedays it’s so hard to get out the door or to even just get dressed, but in the end, I almost always feel better :) You are looking adorable as always!