Thursday, June 30, 2011

Can we talk??

Good. Let's have it, then.

I will be 12 weeks along on Sunday. Today marks the SECOND time this pregnancy that I have started bleeding (if you don't know, that is NOT good when you're preggo) and the second time I've been put on bed rest.

The first time was early on when I still felt okay.

The last 4-5 weeks have been spent trying my hardest to take care of my kids while trying not to puke my guts out.

I started working out again on Tuesday of this week. I swam a good 2000 yards and felt a little tired but happy to be starting to do something physical again. Yesterday I tackled a 14 mile bike ride. And this morning I did a jog/walk for 3.3 miles while trying to not let my heart rate go above 185. (this is really hard when it's hot and humid - in case you didn't know) And THEN today the doctor took running away from me COMPLETELY until I have this baby.

That's right. I am forbidden from running until January 15th. (or so)

I am not allowed to leave the couch or my bed until next Thursday. Do you know how hard that is?? When my wonderful husband who has already taken over for the last month when I felt bad cooking, cleaning, taking care of the kids now has to BE ME and go to work while I watch worthlessly from the couch. I feel like how could someone even love me when I don't do ANYTHING but lay around??

I'm pretty bummed right now. And scared that I could still lose this baby.

please console me!

Monday, June 27, 2011

True Story


If you are wondering why I haven't really worked out in like, 3 weeks. Here's your answer.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

splish splash

The pool is calling my name. I will swim laps today. Wonderful, delicious laps in the pool.

200 warm up
100 kick
8x50's drills
8x100's free
4x50's cool down

= 1700 yards in 30 minutes.

I heart summer.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hit the brakes!

Sometimes there are things that put our workouts on hold.

Injury.
Travel.
Health.
Laziness. HA, kidding.

For the last 2 weeks I've been dealing with some health issues that have wrecked havoc on my workouts.  And on my mental state. Finally after many doctor appointments and lots of time, I am exercising again.  Starting slow again because out of nowhere it is 97 degrees outside. YAY. The running will be SLOW and nothing longer than 4 miles. Lots of swimming and biking. Yoga will be my friend.

When things like this come along we need to accept that we are not immune to everything. Accept your limits (whatever they are) and continue on the journey. I'll see you out there.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Water in my ears

This morning I ran to our community pool which is finally OPEN! And then I jumped in and swam laps for about 20 minutes.

It.
was.
awesome.

I LOVE swimming. The weightlessness and gliding through the water. I don't notice the sweating! The smell of chlorine is a sweet perfume to me. (that's what high school and college swimming did for me!) There is no pounding on my lower extremities which are so prone to injury!

I would have swam longer but I didn't have a lot of time before hubby left for work. AND I want to build back up slowly. Did 1200 yards and it left me yearning for MORE.