After my birthday weekend, I was feeling a little depleted. Heading into my 6th month of pregnancy, I’ve definitely had a little more fatigue. I’m really happy, however to be reaching the week of viability, and sharing my 6 month bump date. I pushed my long run from last week to Sunday of this week, so my mileage looks a little higher than it truly was. During my long run, I realized that I really do need to start walking any up or downhill sections, even on the roads.
I’m starting to feel more weight, and pressure in my pelvis during my runs. Nothing uncomfortable or painful, but just noticeable. So to prevent anything damaging from happening, I started to incorporate a little bit of walking during the more taxing portions of my runs. Monday was Memorial Day, which meant my husband and I did the Murph workout together. This year, I substituted ring rows for pull ups and did all of the push ups on my knees. At this point, I think pull-ups are going to be added to the list of “not happening right now,” movements.
I actually felt pretty good during the Murph WOD, but was more than happy to spend the rest of the day not working. Tuesday through Friday were pretty standard work days for the boys and I. Our son finished up his last week of school on Thursday, and celebrated with balloons and cake at home. It’s been another weird school year, and I know he’s ready for a mental break. We had a family movie night Friday, and then Henry and I wrapped up the week watching the fourth Conjuring movie at home.
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As much as I love movie theaters, as a clearly pregnant woman, I am not upset that more movies are being released to streaming services. It doesn’t suck being able to set up 17 pillows and watch a movie from the comfort of my house (in the presence of my favorite snacks). We spent a couple of hours putting together my new treadmill, and I’m so excited to have treadmill access in our house. We still have some re-arranging of furniture to figure out, but we decided to save that for another weekend.
6 Month Bump Date
- Over the past month, the baby has grown from the size of a banana to the size of mango, and now weighs about a pound
- The majority of my non-lounge wardrobe is now maternity clothes
- Speaking of lounge wear, I finally bought a few sets of maternity/nursing pajama’s, and I have to admit they are much more comfortable than what I usually wear about the house at this point
- I also bought a few athletic maternity shirts, and while I can still fit into a lot of my regular workout clothes, the maternity shirts are more comfortable. If you’re looking for some bump-friendly workout gear, I recommend these tanks from Gap and anything from PinkBlush
- I’m no longer doing burpees, pull-ups, box jumps, single unders, or any sit-ups/toes to bar during CrossFit workouts
- I haven’t had any morning sickness episodes, but I do get reflux pretty easily and have to be really careful about what I eat (which sucks to be honest)
- My low back is pretty tight and tired by the end of the day, and I’ve been living on the heating pad in the evenings (prenatal chiropractor adjustments also are amazing)
- I feel baby move every day, most frequently when I’m sitting and right after eating (Henry and E have both been able to feel kicks as well)
- Sleep is definitely starting to get uncomfortable, and I feel like I’m adding pillows to my setup every week
- Running is still fairly comfortable, as long as I incorporate short walks on uphill and downhill portions
6 month symptoms: reflux, difficulty breathing while sitting, and my ankles swell in the evenings
6 month cravings: pastor tacos and sushi (the real raw fish stuff, which I can’t have)
6 month highlight: feeling daily movement (very reassuring) and hitting the week of viability
6 month struggle: getting comfortable in the evenings
This Weeks Workouts
Total Miles: 42 Miles
Total Workouts: 4
How the Run Felt
The weather this week was back to being a little frustrating, with thunderstorms and a whole lot of humidity. My average paces are slowing down, especially with the added walking. But my body is not hating the extra time, and I’m more focused on doing everything I can to have a good starting place post partum than worrying about paces. The rising temps certainly aren’t doing me any favors, either.
Both of my long runs featured a good amount of walking. I honestly don’t think I could survive 10 miles straight at this point, which is crazy compared to 6 months ago when 10 miles was an easy run distance. But my body is completely different, and it’s changing more every single day. If walking more means I still get to do some double digit runs, then I am not opposed at all.
How the WODs Felt
It was really weird to have to modify Murph, since I haven’t modified the movements for the past 5 years. I’m one of those weird people that actually likes Murph, because I can just lock into a pace and keep moving without feeling like I’m dying (for most of it). The rest of the week felt pretty good overall. I’ve been able to maintain my weight lifting volume for the past month, and I’m feeling fairly strong for the 3-5 rep range. Thursday’s WOD was a little intimidating when I saw 53# kettlebells, but I felt comfortable and challenged, so I’m glad I didn’t drop the weight. The workouts this week seemed more focused on endurance, and we all know that’s my strength, so I wasn’t upset.
What I’ve Been Listening
I didn’t start any new podcasts this week, and am still really hooked on Camp Hell. I love seeing a new episode available every Tuesday. I did get a recommendation for a new running podcast by Dylan Nowman called The Pyllars, so I’m planning on checking that out next week.
What Went Well
Having two double digit runs in one day.
What Went Shitty
Zero trail runs because of the rain.
Plans to Improve Next Week
Try and get some walking time on the new treadmill during meetings.