My due date is May 23rd, so I'll be 35 weeks pregnant tomorrow (you're due at 40 weeks for anyone clueless out there as I was). Now that I'm within 5 weeks, I'm starting to feel as though the countdown is on. As obvious as the analogy is, it really does feel like an Ironman is approaching. You start to make checklists, pack bags, get your
Overall though, I can't complain. My pregnancy woes are pretty rare and mostly just include back pain and having to pee 4 times during every run. Sometimes I even forget I'm pregnant. But most mornings, Luke wakes up and turns to me wide eyed, acting surprised, and says loudly in his Australian accent, "THERE'S A BABY IN YER GUTS!" So, that quickly reminds me.
|took this today: 35 weeks pregnant|
We've also been setting up the nursery (re: tiny nook off of our master bedroom) for our little girl.... a mix of aqua, orange, grey & white with a bit of aussie flair. most of the stuff in our nursery is handmade by
|so etsy ;)|
|aforementioned Aussie flair. Baby must know her Australian animals!|
On the "training" front, I wanted to give an update of what I've been doing- which is actually quite a bit and maybe more than I expected I'd be going at 35 weeks pregnant, but all easy and aerobic. As I'm hoping to return to racing as soon as I'm able, I feel as though staying generally fit without over-doing it is important for me (& good for the baby). After reading other athlete blogs, I wanted to post what I've been doing as I found other people's info super helpful. Everyone is different, but this is what works for me. Also remember, I'm working from home and sleeping 9-10 hours per night... I'm QUITE sure I wouldn't be keeping this level of activity on any less sleep than I'm getting and a hectic work schedule.
Here's what I did last week:
MONDAY: 70 min masters swim (3700 yds), 1 hr functional strength workout at Rehab United
TUESDAY: 65 minute run with Kerri (6.7 miles), 1hr Masters swim (3200 yds)
WEDNESDAY: 55 min spin class, 60 minute Yoga Sculpt class
THURSDAY: 1 hr masters swim (3300 yds), 1 hr functional strength workout at Rehab United
FRIDAY: 60 min spin class, 1 hr masters swim (3200 yds)
SATURDAY: 1 hr masters swim, , 45 min run solo
SUNDAY: 50 min run w/ 3 girlfriends, 1hr Masters swim (3300yds)
|Yesterday's run with Asia.. .She's headed to run BOSTON MARATHON this Monday! I'm pretty sure my pace helped boost her confidence.|
That's about all I've got here on the update front. Next up for Luke is Wildflower half ironman and I have a couple coached athletes racing there as well, so should be a fun weekend adventure and our last trip before hunkering down for the big day!