This was such a good week for me! The weather was much more bearable and I was able to get out and moving every day this week. I won't lie, there are some days where I am just generally uncomfortable, but overall, I felt great this week. I decided to stop myself from speaking in absolutes - "my running days are over" - etc. I'm just taking things day by day.
My week of workouts:
Monday: walked 1.5 miles
Tuesday: 2.75 miles, ran .5 mi
Wednesday: 3.3 miles, ran 1.5 mi
Thursday: 3.5 miles, ran 2 mi
Friday: lots of walking in the city - Aquarium and the North End!
Saturday: 2.85 miles, ran 1 mi
Sunday: 2.7 miles, ran .5 mi
Total: 17 miles, ran 5.5 miles! At 36 weeks pregnant, I consider this a win. :) My only issues this week has been shin/calf pain and some reoccurance of piriformis/sciatic pain. I tried to add squats back into my routine but I think it's triggering my piriformis pain, so I think I am going to just stop doing them. I'm counting on my legs being strong enough from everything I've done to this point - the pain just isn't worth it. The shin pain is a little frustrating - I am going to get some new shoes and see if that helps. My current shoes are only about 4-5 months old, but after looking at the soles I was really shocked at the wear - they look like shoes of mine that are 1+ year old! I guess the extra weight wears them out faster? I also taught my classes quite a bit in them in my last month at the gym, so that also probably caused faster wear.
Otherwise we are just trying to make sure that we are prepared as we can be for baby's arrival! I'll technically be full term this week - crazy! We are also moving soon - so we are trying to coordinate a move as well, which is going to be tricky with a baby coming. Our movers come very soon to pack most of our household goods, and then we'll just be staying in our apartment with the essentials, waiting on baby D to arrive! It's a little crazy, but it has to happen, so I'm trying not to stress about it. We just have to make sure we're organized for it!
|36 weeks - still wearing the husband's singlets!|