Week 14: Second Trimester Begins
Really? Week 14 already? Holy crap this pregnancy is 1/3 over…
This week I am officially in my second trimester. My aversions are over (except for pork), I can cook meat from raw again, and I’m actually preparing some of my own meals! I haven’t been able to fully shake the nausea though. I’ve started gaining weight despite getting back into running regularly, and I’m showing…just a little bit!
The Winterman 5k is coming up in two weeks! I’m not setting any records, of course, and I’ll be lucky if I make it in under 30 minutes. No time goal though! I’m just out there to have fun and run on a nice clear street with other crazy winter goal-crushing folk!
Monday – 3-mile run after work. Decided the weather was co-operating a little better than last week, so running in the dark isn’t as painful. I spent most of the day feeling bloated and stuffed, and the run actually made that better! I kept my level of intensity around a high 15 and pushed to a 16 for a fartlek or two for fun, since I was feeling really good. Pace was, surprisingly, less than 12 minutes per mile! Not that it matters…
Tuesday – Rest day. I had a pretty good, tough (relatively) run yesterday, so I gave myself tonight off. There’s a Jets game, anyway! I passed out halfway through the second so I’m pretty sure I needed the down time.
Wednesday – Another fantastic 3 miles. The couch was calling but I ignored it and just started suiting up…and I’m extremely glad I did. Pace was a bit slower, probably due to the wind gusts up to 50km/h. But I’m not worried about pace! I felt like I was around a 15 most of the way. I am starting to notice my lululemon tech fleece tights are feeling pretty tight around the waist…I hope they make it to the end of the cold season!
Thursday – Rest day. I’m going to make sure that I’m conscious of the activity-rest cycling, for every hour of activity I’m going to make sure I get an hour of rest. Or in my case, if I have a great run that’s a 15 or more, I’ll try to get an early bedtime the next day.
Also, I NEED to start drinking more water. My four litres a day pre-pregnancy dropped to about 2.5 and I haven’t been able to consistently get back on the train. I never didn’t like water but now it’s just not…tasty.
Friday – Boy am I ever glad I keep waiting until I get home from work to do my runs! I got another fantastic, refreshing 3 miles in, around a 14-15 the whole way. Streets are clear but won’t be for long – 5-10cm predicted for tomorrow.
Saturday – Rest day, snow day. Saw one trooper out there running, and was jealous for about 2 seconds!
Sunday – I had trouble deciding whether to do a run or yoga today, but the bright sun and mild temperature after the 1pm hockey game (Go Jets!!) made up my mind for me! 3 miles, kept my Borg rating at a 15, and was surprised when my pace was much quicker than I have been used to. I think it’s just getting back into running after my morning sickness vacation. 😛