But first—> a few scenes from today!
My cute friend (we worked together at a sushi restaurant for years) that is 36 weeks pregnant is continuing to rock it at spin.
One of the million reasons that I love spin= it is such a great workout, you get to sweat and it is pretty easy on your body (aka low-impact). I also taught or went to spin classes throughout my entire pregnancy!
After I run it takes me a few minutes to get hungry but after a spin class I am starving. I usually have a little something in my car ready for me to eat in order to make it the 5 minutes home to eat breakfast. Brooke and I both love this one.
Brooke got to experience what it is like to run with size 10 feet. It’s hard work.
I caught my dad taking his first ever selfie. I taught him everything I know.
Catching a few snowflakes on our tongues.
And then we went to get my car detailed. My mom gave me a gift card to do this for my bday and I thought it was going to take 30 minutes or something. Nope, 2+ hours….
So, my mom came and picked us up for a lunch date together at Cafe Rio. FYI their tortilla soup is deliciouso.
Boys, you may want to stop reading here.
Let’s talk about how our cycles affect our running.
Usually my period affects me emotionally way more than it does physically. I will notice that my running slows down a tiny bit but probably because I am crying over something… but really I get pretty sad during this time. This time around my cramps are killing me and I had no desire to run today. I didn’t even want to try, spin was plenty. I am sure by tomorrow I will be fine and ready to run but I think it is important to rest when you need rest and go easy on yourself when you are just not feeling well.
I’ve only ever raced on my period once (I know, lucky) and I do think it slowed me down a little. I definitely wasn’t very positive mentally during the race, that is for sure.
Two great articles about this topic:
I REALLY wanted to hear from you guys about this topic. Hoe does your period/ovulation/whatever affect your running!?!? How does it affect you emotionally?
Where was your last lunch date? With who?