Woah, that was a tough run. Between the wind, bladder pressure, and braxton hicks, I’m happy to be home! I felt great the first two miles but then I really had to pee and my hips were not happy with me so we run/walked the last mile. I think I need to invest in a belly band to start running in. Anyone have any suggestions on ones they have used? This belly is getting too big for running comfortably anymore, especially while pushing a stroller with a 31 pound 2.5 year old in it 😂
Just like the photo says! I’ve felt blah the past 2 days. Had trouble sleeping Sunday night because #pregnant which dominoed me into being exhausted Monday and only half exhausted today. So I mustered a light 10 minutes of upper body & 10 minutes of legs yesterday (which made me feel awesome) and snuck an easy 25 minute jog in today between Grade Team Meeting & coaching (which also made me feel awesome).
Remember☝️ You may not want to start the workout, but you always feel awesome once it’s done😁 At least I do!
It’s getting harder and harder to get out the door for a run or to the gym these days. Most of the time I just want to crawl in bed after work and do nothing. BUT, I made a promise to myself to stay active during this pregnancy and I’m NOT going to break that promise to myself. I always feel better after my sweat sesh and I never regret getting out the door. 3.5 windy miles with my babe and bump. 💪🏻
Started feeling a scratchy throat starting yesterday afternoon and by last night, it was really sore😷
I’ve been gargling with warm salt water and cayenne which helps for a bit so thankfully I’m getting some relief!🙌🏻
Between that and the congestion🤧I’m just not feeling quite right, but I woke up with intention. I knew that I wasn’t going to let a little bug keep me down so I pushed play!
I’m so thankful for our “Netflix for Fitness” so I have a HUGE library of workouts to choose from. There’s no way that I could have done T25 this morning without dying a little😆I opted for a second trimester prenatal workout instead and it was perfect👌🏻If I didn’t have the option to workout at home, I probably wouldn’t have gotten it done today #justsaying
Glad that I did✨Why aren’t you already using this too, girl?!😳
Way to go, Kayleen! 5 miles with her two girls!
🎶 I'll be there someday, I can go the distance
I will find my way if I can be strong
I know every mile would be worth my while
When I go the distance, I'll be right where I belong 🎶 (oggi ho scoperto che una delle formule delle felicità è correre in pausa pranzo, col sole e il cielo terso, una temperatura frizzantissima e perfetta, e la canzoncina di Hercules nelle orecchie 🤗... 5x1000 intorno ai 6’30”, con 400m di recupero camminando... da Dio!!!)
After more than one week break due to sciatic nerve pain, I was finally ready to run again this morning. I was afraid that I'd have to give up running for the last two months of pregnancy. Thanks to acupuncture and many targeted exercises, me and my back are well again. People keep telling me that the hardest time of my pregnancy is starting now. But I remain optimistic and prepare myself for childbirth, like for a marathon. Regular running, swimming twice a week and lots of prenatal yoga exercises. This is my sports program. I truly believe that a good condition makes delivery easier.
As I’m winding down a little I can’t help but smile on what an incredible journey I have with our first baby. I’m still in awe of what a woman’s body is capable of during pregnancy.
Sunday was quite the day! Against the odds, 26.2 miles went in the books. That Honolulu Marathon is no joke, but wow so much to be thankful for! I definitely did not do that in my own strength. God gets all the glory for me crossing that finish line and just for allowing me the priviledge of running. Next, to my training ride or die girlfriends, Amber and Leticia: Thank you both for all the miles we shared and being there with encouraging words just about everyday. A lot of people wanted to share negative thoughts regarding this marathon and me running it while pregnant. Believe me guys, it's been done before and I wouldn't run it without training completely or if I was in pain. This is why I didn't really share much about my participation until afterwards. I didn't even tell my own mother until the night before haha. I also was not completely positive I would run it until pretty late in the game because I stuck closely to my rule of listening to my body and if it said no, I was prepared to be okay with that. To all of my fellow stroller warriors, thank you for the the many runs we've shared and for helping me get to the point of running a marathon, something I never ever thought I'd do! Also, a shout out to my sis Marianne, who left her footprints with me on that first marathon last year which gave me the confidence that this year could be done, along with you, Ruth, fellow pregnant marathoner! You completely inspired me to give it my best shot. And to my most handsome, brave, kind husband: Gosh, words can't even begin to express how thankful I am for you. For being with the kids solo to making sure I had what I needed to serving me breakfast as I walked in the door from a long run, I could not have done it without you. Long words, but my hope is that this might encourage those of you wanting to run or on your running journey! Those big dreams can be accomplished! (Picture taken by the talented @hooplaphotography )
Tonight during my workout I had a moment where I thought how many more weeks do I have of this. 🤰🏼I’m ready to workout like non-preggo Natalie again. 😬 And am so up for the challenge of working for abs again!
I’m gonna keep it real with you- I’m not the best at pregnancy 🤣🤷🏼♀️ #owningit
I do not feel like a gorgeous glowing pregnant woman in the slightest 😂
My heartburn made me want to puke for 25 FULL minutes of cardio and body resistance, so at minute 11, I had to give myself a pep talk.
I AM GRATEFUL. I’M STRONG. I’M DOING BIG THINGS.
This is what I told myself. 🤪
In my heart and mind, I KNOW how blessed we are to be pregnant with our third babe, and I am so so grateful. But I won’t lie. I’m more so excited to be holding a baby in my arms than in my tum 🤣💗 and I don’t see why there needs to be shame in that?!
I’m curious, did you absolutely love being pregnant or more so just love what you were working to create?!!! 👶🏼👶🏼👶🏼
A lot of people are surprised I’m still able to run, but since I know/follow a lot of female runners who run through pregnancy, I’m surprised so many people stop running. I’ve talked with my doctor about it a lot, and we’ve both read this article. She said it’s pretty spot on, and unless you’re a “high risk pregnancy,” the benefits of exercise during pregnancy far outweigh any questionable negatives. So I’ll just keep running😄 GREAT article, by the way. It’s worth a read!
Mini är lite för liten och därför har fru doktorn ordinerat stressfria dagar för att optimera tillväxttakten. Därför har den här duon testat sjukskrivning den här veckan. Efter 10km i löparskorna är vi garanterat stressfria🙏🏼 Just nu tror jag att varje löparrunda är den sista på ett tag, men det rullar på riktigt fint! #vecka32