Pregnancy Workouts and Miles-Week 27

Hellooooo third trimester!

This was officially my last week in the second, and I tried to enjoy every day before my feet and hands start to swell and I start packing on the inevitable third trimester weight (which is actually baby packing on that weight that the pregnant person has to carry around). ūüôā

I kicked off this week with a fantastic Saturday run at a surprisingly fast pace. All due to the nicer weather early that morning and a little extra motivation to run away some work and¬†Navy life stress.¬†The fantastic weekend led to a fantastically short work week before we headed northwest to the very tip of western Washington,¬†the¬†tiny, salty, mostly removed town of Port Angeles, for my dad’s 60th-plus-1-month birthday celebration and our annual family get together.

While many people might want to use vacations to rest, relax, carb load, I’ve come to realize my best vacations are the ones where I explore the city, country, small town or fishing port by foot, through new neighborhoods, dirt roads and trails. And still carb load.

On Friday, I convinced my dad to run 7.14 miles through the steep, hillside neighborhood¬†where we were staying at an Air BnB. We tackled some challenging hills and beautiful terrain while my dad told me all of his new–yes, NEW–skateboarding adventures.¬†The air was crisp, fresh and fall-like and it was one of the best runs I’ve had all pregnancy, despite my quads burning from the unforgiving terrain. But a couple hours after we were done, I started getting serious round ligament pain, so intense that¬†John and I left a family dinner early so I¬†could go rest on the couch.¬†Laying down for just a half an hour completely made the pain go away, and it hasn’t returned since Friday. I think it was a combination of not being used to hills (thanks, Charleston), not wearing supportive enough pants and waiting too long to refuel. Plus the overall exhaustion from traveling across the country the day before.

As much as I wanted to run on Saturday, especially when the forecasted rain cleared revealing gorgeous, light, evening skies and a view of Victoria, I refrained and stuck to prenatal yoga and some extra stretching. Which proved fruitful when the baby woke us up at 4:30 am (she never adjusted to the time, a good thing now but a very exhausting thing for vacation) and subsequently woke my dad up, who was ready to hit a flatter trail paralleling the ocean on our last day in town.

Workout: 7.75 miles (the last .75 miles was a serious cool down)
Pace: 9:07
Duration: Unknown
Notes: All of the sudden most of my run was under 9 minute pace. I can’t explain it. But I’ll take it!

Workout: Prenatal Yoga
Duration: 40 min
Notes: Run got easier, yoga got harder…

Workout: 4 treadmill miles
Pace: 9:23
Duration: 37:34
Notes: I startes watching Arrested Development. I realize I’m way behind on the times and everyone else has already watched the entire series. But it’s so funny.

Workout: Prenatal Barre
Duration: 40 min
Notes: I’m still sore from this.

Workout: 4 treadmill miles
Pace: 9:11
Duration: 36:44
Notes: Did a little interval speed work to break up the treadmill miles. 4 treadmill miles should equal 8 normal miles.

Workout: Travel!


Workout: 7.14 miles
Pace:¬†I don’t have an accurate pace because we stopped a lot to¬†check Google Maps, but it was relaxed and over ten minutes with the hills.
Duration: Over an hour
Notes: Felt great despite being incredibly out of hill shape. It was a big confidence booster that I could make it up them at all, much less 7 miles worth.



Pregnancy Week: 27

Total miles run: 22.89

Total Workouts: 4 runs, 1 barre, 1 prenatal yoga, 1 rest day

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