So it's been quite a while since I have posted at all because things around here have been pretty hectic. We sold our condo, moved to a temporary home, and will be moving on June 28 to our new home!
I have also been hard at work helping this little guy grow:
Needless to say, during about 9 nasty weeks of all day sickness my workouts took a nose dive. More recently things have been getting back to a new version of normal but there will be no PRs set for a while.
Here is what I can tell you about this crazy ride so far:
- Running is harder. I am quite a bit slower and when I run I always wear my HR monitor. Sunday long runs avg. 9 or 10k at the moment.
- Pushups are harder. I guess it's because a) my upper body is heavier and b) any time away from strength/weight training will make it considerably more difficult.
- I feel funny on a bike. I have been to a few spin classes and I just feel odd. Maybe because there is a growing baby in the way : )
- My flexibility is already changing. My hips are tight, my hamstrings are tight, I feel like everything is shifting and I am conscious of not over stretching (especially important when relaxin kicks in).
- Nutrition is even more important (especially into the 2nd and 3rd trimesters)
Other fun facts:
- When I was really sick in the beginning I could only eat peanut butter and jam sandwiches on white buns. The thought of whole wheat bread repulsed me and the jam had to be one kind only.
- I only recently began to drink 1 cup of coffee a day.
- I can only stomach water with lime juice (Hello Starbucks Cool Lime Refreshers!!)
- My lululemon shorts feel tighter already. I guess that's normal by about 5 months.
- I need more supportive sports bras, which is a blessing and a curse.
- I think I might have vein problems.
- My stomach is so itchy it keeps me from sleeping sometimes.
- I bought a new swimsuit to try to get back into swimming. I have swam once so far :)
So that is the big news! My race schedule is up in the air as I prep for the big marathon called labour and delivery. I can't wait to share more!