Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Change of Plans

Hi there!

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:

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Whoa!!

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!

L

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