This was a very long week for the baby bump and I. The mileage got a little higher, and we had a very busy weekend. I want to share some of the changes and higlights, so I’m going to share more of a 20 week bump date on today’s blog.
First things first, I’m sooooo happy to report that I finally got in some trail miles! I met up with a girlfriend for 2 warm up miles on the road and 4 trail miles on Friday. It felt so good to have another trail run. I really miss running hard trails, but I’m not willing to run trails solo at this point. I know it’s more cautious than a lot of other runners, but this is my comfort level for now.
On Saturday, I had to get my miles in early and quick-ish since my cousin was getting married, and the rest of the day was all about the wedding. Because of the short time frame, I decided to stick to some greenway miles. As soon as I wrapped up, I had a breakfast snack and went to get my hair and make up done with the rest of the bridal party. My cousin had a beautiful church ceremony, we took a few photos at a different location, and then I picked up the boys to head to the reception.
It was a pretty long day, and I honestly didn’t have much time to eat well. I was definitely feeling the consequences of that for the rest of the weekend, but I’ll survive. The wedding was beautiful, and I had an opportunity to see a lot family that I don’t get to see very often. After a year of separation from most of my family, it’s not something that’s taken for granted anymore. So what’s been going on for the past 4 weeks? Here’s all the fun details!
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20 Week Bump Date
- In the past month, the baby has grown from the size of a small avocado to the length of a banana
- I went from looking a little bloated/chubbier than usual to being pretty clearly pregnant
- About 75% of my wearable wardrobe is maternity clothes; with the exception of my workout clothes
- Shortly after 16 weeks, I transitioned all of my lifting to starting from the hang position, which means that my weights have decreased pretty significantly.
- Burpees have to modified, I stopped doing toes to bar and sit ups, and push ups are from the knees; all of this is to avoid smashing the bump, which is definitely more present than it was a month ago
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- Morning sickness has pretty much died down, but I do have an occasional bad day. Especially when I don’t drink enough or eat well the day before.
- My endurance has improved significantly, but I do feel like I need to pee during most of my runs
- I’ve started working on exercises to strengthen and relax my pelvic floor, which help make things more comfortable when I’m working out
- I can feel the baby kicking around from time to time, but the movement is still pretty sporadic and inconsistent
- I’m waiting for that “second trimester burst of energy,” and I’m starting to lose hope that it’s on the way
- We have our anatomy scan scheduled tomorrow, and I’m a mix of excited and very nervous
5 month symptoms: heart burn, constantly peeing, feeling movement, feeling uncomfortable trying to sleep
5 month cravings: crunchy things like pickles, grapes, watermelon
5 month highlight: Henry finally being able to feel the baby kick
5 month struggle: Being able to be more active, but not having a ton of energy
This Weeks Workouts
Total Miles: 28 Miles
Total Workouts: 4
How the Run Felt
My runs this week were pretty consistent. My pace and effort level felt good over all. The weather was pretty solid for most the week, and I was really looking forward to my trail run on Friday. My hips have started to get a little tighter than usual, so I booked a chiropractor appointment. I had some hip/pelvic issues during my pregnancy with my son, and seeing a chiropractor really helped. So I’m hopeful.
My run on Friday was absolutely amazing. Some of the hills are fairly steep, and I took those very slow and cautious. But hearing the birds sing, and spending some time on the trails was just so good for my heart. We saw a couple of baby copperheads trying to get some Sun. I know most people hate coming across snakes on their runs, but I honestly love those little scaly boys. Saturdays miles weren’t as difficult as my long runs generally are, and I was really happy that I
How the WODs Felt
This week had more modifications, and I have a feeling this is what I have to look forward to for the next several months. Tuesday’s workout was supposed to be toes to bar with cal rows, but I already feel a lot of abdominal pressure with just knees to elbows. So I decided to work on weighted glute bridges off a bench. I also had to sub floor to rope climbs for regular rope climbs on Wednesday, and push presses for bench press on Friday’s WOD. I know that right now the goal is to keep moving, and I’m not hating finding new ways to accomplish this honestly.
What I’ve Been Listening To
I am still binging on the third season of Counter Clock and the new episodes of Camp Hell. Both are so interesting. I also started listening to Life Jolt. It’s a podcast that tells stories of women who have served time in Canada’s prison system, and it focuses on social issues like poverty, racism, and drug addiction. There’s a. long history of significant racism against native american populations in Canada, and while it’s really hard to listen to, I’m really happy it’s something that is explored in the media. If you want to know more about what I’ve been listening to lately, check out my recent post on 12 Amazing Podcasts for Runners.
What Went Well
Finally getting back on a trail for one of my runs.
What Went Shitty
Saturday was a very long day, and I ended up pretty dehydrated afterwards. I did not feel great on Sunday as a result.
Plans to Improve Next Week
Next week will be a little bit of a cut back week.