One unfortunate event occurred during week 32…I am now unable to handle running on the road. The ligament pain when logging miles outside is just too much for me, plus the humidity is so high right now I struggle to breath throughout most of the run. Therefore I will be stuck with the treadmill for what remaining weeks I have left. I knew this would happen about this time anyway so it’s really no big deal. My running this pregnancy has been 100 times better than the last, and for that I am still pretty grateful.
Running on the road? Not only can I not do it any more, I wouldn’t dare. I am terrified that I’ll slip and fall. I’m also very concerned that the heat and humidity is not good for the baby. I’m worried I move around too much. I’m worried that picking up Maddy is too much for him. I’m worried I’ve had too much artificial sweetener. I’m also craving oranges like crazy….maybe I haven’t had enough folic acid? At least I’m not calling my husband every morning to make sure he unplugged the iron…haven’t gotten to that point yet.
Speaking of iron, I switched my supplement from pill to liquid. Though it’s pretty gross it works much better and I can already tell a difference. I’ve also started eating more protein in the morning and kept better tabs on my salt intake…which means very little puffiness! My feet and hands are not swollen and I can still tie my own shoes (it is a little difficult, I’ll admit) all in all this pregnancy has gone by pretty fast and without many problems.
Sunday: I spent most of Saturday working outside in the hot sun. I woke up Sunday completely fried. I made Maddy breakfast and fell asleep on the couch….slept all the way through church. I attempted a workout in the afternoon… 40 minutes of walking with some running thrown in. Felt horrible all day.
Monday: 45 minutes. Some fast minutes around 8:30 thrown in. I am feeling super pregnant. Really tired still, not sure if its still my iron or just my blood sugar…or just pregnancy. My husband is also gone all week so I am doing the parent thing solo once again. Makes everything a little bit more difficult.
Tuesday: 45 minutes. Once again had some fast sections, but the baby is still low and I am still dealing with that and being cautious.
Saturday: 80 min run on the treadmill. Good pace and felt pretty good. Pelvic floor a bit shot for the rest of the weekend.
Sunday: 30 min, a good bit of walking. Pelvic floor pretty sore, maybe I should have taken a day off instead….
Monday: 35 min. Felt horrible and “off” because I am freaking out about everything. I decided to call it quits early
Tuesday: 45 min run. Felt pretty good today and had quite a bit of running in the 8:4X range. Energy starting to come back. Could be the liquid iron or my body prepping to have this child. Ohh….the sleepless nights….
Wednesday: 35 min. Slept in, couldn’t find the motivation to get out of bed. Oops.
Monday: 50 min of running, baby still really low and head down… but I had energy this morning!
Baby head down and engaged!
Baby weight: about 4.4lbs
Mom weight gain: 18 lbs
Cravings: OJ & cheese