Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Preggo Picture

Ana-Maria asked for a belly shot...here it is fellow blogging buddies. Me, four months pregnant. I opted for a photo in work clothes because quite frankly my workout clothes are unflattering. I'm definitely popping out more than I did in my last pregnancy (stupid abdominal diastasis). I'm okay with that though, most days. ;)

Generally I find I'm pretty much okay with just about anything pregnancy can throw at me, as long as I get to run. Running is my meditation. It evens out those ridiculous pregnancy hormones that can make one feel crazy. Oh, you have no idea what I'm talking about? Well, maybe it's just me then. It also makes gaining weight easier to swallow. I still worry about gaining too much weight too fast, but I'm not obsessing over it.

Last week wasn't such a great running week for me. Monday I was a bit tired and after not taking a day off in several weeks decided to take the day off. Tuesday and Wednesday I ran and felt fine, but Wednesday night I got a sore throat. I woke up on Thursday and my sinuses felt like they were going to explode. I had chills and my muscles were sore. Ugh! I took Kaylee to a gymnastics/gym class that requires parent interaction, and when they had me hopping on one foot I thought my head might explode. That afternoon I did try to get on the treadmill. My general methodology for running when ill is to try it. Sometimes I get going and actually feel better. Not so that day. I quit after 10 minutes. I went to bed at 8:30 and felt slightly better Friday morning. I didn't run Friday either.

Having to take two days off in a row leads to other issues. I find I can keep my asthma under control usually without medication as long as I don't have to take more than a day off at a time. So by Friday night I needed my inhaler. Blah! I hate taking my inhalers.

Saturday morning I hopped on the treadmill and did fine. Sunday too. I'm still have sinus pressure, but it's not as bad, and it seems to be the worst at night. Hopefully that will go away within the next couple days. At least I'm running again!

Training Journal 3/15 - 3/21
Total Miles: 40
Total Time Running: 5:39
Average Pace: 8:28

10 comments:

Running and living said...

Love the pic! You look great! I hear you pop quicker the second time bc of muscle memory:) I also read that most women gain the same amount of weight in all pregnancies, unless they overeat, etc. You seem to have only gained the belly. Did I tell you I gained 45lbs when I was pregnant, even though I ran, and then swam? But I lost 35 of them within the first week without even trying. Weird, I know!

Katie said...

Ana-Maria: That's crazy! I gained 26 pounds last time. When I weighed myself 10 days after Kaylee's birth, I was 30 pounds lighter! Of course, I gained back 9 pounds within another few weeks. They say breastfeeding helps you lose weight, but I kept that extra couple pounds until Kaylee started eating some solids.

Running and living said...

Katie, I read somewhere that women keep some weight on as long as they breastfeed, something about the extra fat having something to do with the milk production...I saw that with myself, I lost 5 of the 10 lbs after I stopped breastfeeding. The other 5 I hung on to, although I still wear the same size as before. Weird again!

lindsay said...

40 miles! that's more than 'just a little' running :) i have no idea how pregnancy goes - but i imagine it can't be easy to maintain the same level of workouts.

Julie said...

Hi Katie,
First of all, I think that you look so good:) Seriously you are one hot mamma...I wish I looked that good when I was preggers:)

Secondly, you are putting in some awesome weekely miles! I am really impressed:)

You look fantastic and you are still running like a rock star!! I hope that you have a wonderful week Katie:)

Michelle said...

You look so cute!

NY Wolve said...

Wow -- 40 miles while pregnant. Make me feel like a slacker.

Jenn said...

Wow- you are quite the inspiration! I complain about my situations all the time but I'm not prego and still pulling 40 miles a week! Awesome!!

Meg said...

I'm very excited for you and impressed with your stamina and strength. I'm sure you're feeling pretty energized after running too.
Nice job!

workout mommy said...

you look so cute! Congratulations!