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Pregnancy Workouts and Miles-Week 32

Last week was a nice little slowdown, that ended appropriately with two straight days on the couch after the catching the flu. Despite now being 12 episodes into Season Two of Arrested Development (#netflixandflu) I’m still looking forward to getting my running groove back later this the week after a fantastic pre-flu 6 miler on Saturday. (Where I had to wear a jacket for the first two miles!).

Even though my mileage is low, I’m getting very pregnant, and I could tell my legs were ready for a break this week. It’s a natural part of any training cycle. Even though I’m not training for anything other than a quick post-baby recovery.

But that’s kind of training for something. So I don’t have to try so hard to get back in shape for marathon training. Excuse my brain. My stomach hurt so bad last night I tossed and tossed (no turning with a belly) until my alarm went off. This is why I finally took an actual sick day from work instead of trying to push through again. I really just needed to let this stomach bug pass and my brain recover from not being able to eat or drink anything–in addition to making a human.

Saturday
Workout: Suzanne Bowen Prenatal Barre
Duration: 1 hour
Notes: I skipped my Saturday long run in favor of brunch with one of our friends who was in town, then did all three episodes on my barre dvd. I needed to skip the long run, the five miles I did on Friday almost destroyed my feet. Helloooo plantar fasciitis and swollen ankles.

Sunday
Workout: 4 Miles
Pace: 10:00
Duration: 40 min
Notes: My original plan was a few trail miles, then the trail parking was blocked for an event, I got stuck in pumpkin patch traffic and ran out of time to run anywhere decent. So I did a four mile loop around Target, ran an errand for John and got a pedicure. All while John and baby napped.

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Monday
Workout: Prenatal Yoga
Duration: 40 minutes
Notes: My coworker and I did a different yoga workout–a more relaxing one taught by Hilaria Baldwin that I bought for my last pregnancy. Lunch should really be followed by naptime. Why do we give that up after preschool?

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Tuesday
Workout: Spin
Duration: 40 min
Notes: Nothing special to report except I felt way more energetic after a relaxing yoga session the day before.

Wednesday
Workout: 4 Miles
Pace: 10:00
Duration: 40 min
Notes: It took me about two hours to get home from work because of traffic, I literally almost ran out of gas and I had to FaceTime John so the baby would stop freaking out. John didn’t even protest when I needed to go on a night run. Four easy miles to brighten my day.

While most houses decorated for Halloween, I can only assume this one decorated for that night's debate.

While most houses decorated for Halloween, I can only assume this one decorated for that night’s debate.

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Thursday
Workout: 3 Miles and Cardio Barre
Pace: 9:57
Duration: 29:56 & 20 min
Notes: Three trail miles at lunch, then I went to my friend’s house after dinner to do the barre DVD. We ended up hanging out for well over an hour and really only had time for one section before my bedtime. Which was good, because even just that one section felt tough after a long day.

Friday
Workout: lunchtime yoga
Duration: 50 min
Notes: I rented a new yoga DVD from Amazon and did a relaxing flow during my lunch hour at home, since the baby’s school was closed (again). That was about it for my day being relaxing.

Total Miles: 11

Workouts: 3 runs, 1 spin, 2 barre, 2 yoga sessions

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