-This week I have had a burst of energy. I haven’t even wanted to take naps and have been more productive than usual….this is strange.
-The other day before a spin class I ran for 6 minutes on the treadmill at the gym. I didn’t have my belly bra and holy cow it started hurting so bad. I can go 10 miles without any cramping when I am wearing it. It has saved my life and I am not even being dramatic when I say that.
-Thank goodness for workout clothes and the fact that I rarely have to put on real people clothes. I had a few tanks from Lululemon pre-pregnancy that are long, super stretchy and the best fabric and I pretty much live in them.
-During the first trimester I hated brushing my teeth and now I kind of crave it if that is possible? When I get up to use the restroom in the middle of the night I have to brush my teeth. Not normal. Billy loves hearing the electric toothbrush at 3 a.m. This addiction to brushing my teeth has now left 95% of my clothing with toothpaste stains on my belly.
-Even though I thought I would want to cut back my mileage to 30 miles this week, I didn’t want to. I have been feeling great, healthy and strong so I ran 41 miles.
-Give me mac and cheese right this second.
A few people have asked me what in the world I am going to do after I have the baby and I am told not to exercise until I am fully recovered from the birth. Being the running addict that I am, I actually have no idea. I plan to listen to my doctor’s orders 100% because I have learned my lesson way too many times about jumping back into running before my body is ready and getting injured. So after my doctor gives me the okay to to run I will.
I feel like with all of the new changes going on in my life after she is born that I will be super busy and happier than ever with my new little girl and not miss running too much. When I am missing the endorphins then I will just have to keep reminding myself of the big picture and my big goals for the future. No little 3 mile run when I am still healing is worth messing things up so that I have to wait even longer to run!
What was your experience with this? How long did you wait to start running/working out? Was it hard mentally for you?
What did you wear the most during the last trimester?