This is the first of what I hope to be a weekly recap of the workouts I did from Monday thru Sunday. I always enjoy getting a glimpse into the workout routines of others, so I figured I'd share what I do to keep fit (especially as I have to adapt and improvise during my pregnancy).
I've had to shorten my runs a good bit because of some pain that I've been experiencing lately. During college I was diagnosed with osteolysis of the pelvis (the front of my pelvic bone is disintegrating a little bit), and once I quit playing rugby my senior year most of the pain went away. Since then, I've only experience soreness occasionally after completing runs over 15 miles when training for a marathon. Now that I'm carrying more weight in this area I feel the soreness after most 5+ mile runs, and it's compounded if I do anything longer two days in a row. I've never really been an elliptical kind of person, but I've been using it more often lately because there is less impact. I plan on running as long as possible during my pregnancy, I'm just listening to my body and adapting as needed. Plus I'm taking a lot more bathroom breaks...
Ok so here's a recap of the my workouts this past week:
Monday. 3.38 mile run in 31:00 along Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa, FL. 20 leg step-ups on each leg and 20 dips half way through the run, and 10 leg step-ups on each leg and 10 dips three quarters of the way through the run.* This was a shorter run than originally planned because I slept late and had to squeeze in the run before I caught a plane back home to Maryland.
Tuesday. 1 hour of Body Pump followed by 2.56 miles in 30 minutes on the elliptical. If you've never tried body pump I highly recommend it. It's an hour-long class where you use free weights/barbells to complete a full-body workout. It's a high rep., low weight type of class (so you won't bulk up...it just helps you get nice, lean, toned muscles), and it's all to music and lots of fun. Most gyms offer it so give it a shot if you've been wanting to incorporate some weight lifting into your workout routine. I try to do Body Pump once or twice a week.
Wednesday. 5 mile run in 48:00 in the early morning with Tom. 1 hour of yoga in the evening. I try to go to yoga once or twice a week. It helps stretch out my muscles that get tight from running, and it helps me chill out because sometimes I can be rather tightly wound...
Thursday. Did not work out.
Friday. Did not work out. I worked in the office today and find that if I don't work out in the morning then I likely can't motivate myself to do anything after work.
Saturday. Did not work out. Tom and I went to Lucketts Spring Flea Market and left the house early to try to beat the crowds. We cleaned out the garage in the afternoon though so we did do some manual labor.
Sunday. 3.34 mile run in 30:46. 20 leg step-ups on each leg and 20 dips half way through the run, and 15 leg step-ups on each leg and 15 dips three quarters of the way through the run.* This was a quick run near my home that I had to squeeze in before heading to a friend's child's birthday party.
*(On shorter runs I like to add leg step-ups and dips throughout the run to switch things up and keep my body guessing. I just find a bench or a high step and complete these. For the leg step-ups I put one leg up on the step and keep it firmly planted there as I go up and down, then I switch to the other side after completing the total number of repetitions.)
Overall, this wasn't a fantastic week of workouts but every little bit helps keep me sane and fit! I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and get your week off to a great start tomorrow!