How Training has Changed

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Hi friends! What a fantastic weekend! We did a lot of projects around the house and yard, had some good workouts, and made sure to fit in some BBQ fun with our friends!

I also made this awesome post yard work lunch:


Sauteed brussel sprouts, lentils, tofu and goat cheese. 

Then I ate all the goat cheese and brussel sprouts, and decided the rest needed hot sauce…so it turned into this:


Yum! Actually…it looks kind of gross. But I assure you it was delicious.

The only thing that would have made this weekend better would be if I had raced. *sigh*

Everything else is going well. The baby is growing steadily, but I'm still waiting for my belly button to pop out.

I've been getting questions about what my workouts have looked like lately, now that I'm getting further along, so I wanted to talk about that today.

As I mentioned last week, things have changed a lot as far as the content and the length of my training, from last year. However, I'm still keeping up a 6 day routine, which I feel good about. Although it's less intense and time consuming than I've been used to, I'm still actually very satisfied with my pregnancy fitness level and muscle tone. I actually feel better about my body than I ever have. That's a different post for a different day though.

Here is what last week looked like:

Monday:
Gym Brick:
Run 1.5 miles to gym
15 minutes level 6 stairs
2 miles treadmill run
Arm routine for shoulders (free weight)
50 push ups
Run 1.5 miles home

Tuesday:
Rest Day
16 sets Bathroom Push Ups (ie. every time I use the bathroom, I do 10 push ups)

Wednesday:
3.5 mile run (outdoors)
Biceps routine (free weight)

Thursday:
3.5 mile run (outdoors)
17 sets Bathroom Push Ups

Friday:
Gym Brick: 
Run 1.5 miles to gym
15 minutes level 6 stairs
2 miles treadmill run
Arm routine for shoulders (free weight)
50 push ups
Run 1.5 miles home


Saturday:
Gym
Shoulder, Bicep and Triceps routines (free weight)
3 mile run on treadmill
15 minute level 6 stairs

Sunday:
3 mile run (outdoors)


This is a pretty standard week. Over the past few months I've had to make adjustments…mostly in way of lowering mileage and cutting out lunges.
Although the "gym brick" is new, prior I was still running and lifting. I would just go for my run outside, and then drive to the gym.
Running is still my main base of training. But because I can't keep the mileage I used to, I've been much more vigilant about strength training, than I ever have been before.

This week I've mirrored the exact same schedule so far. I'll likely keep this up until I need to make adjustments.

I haven't had much desire to be in the pool. I'm hoping as it get's warmer, I'll get bit by the swim bug. Since I'm not training for anything, I haven't pushed myself to get int he pool.  Plus, I am enjoying the freedom of being able to do what I really feel like with my training.

All this run love leads me to believe that Aria is going to be more of a runner than anything else. OMG maybe we can be race buddies!

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