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Getting my run on.

Archives for November, 2009

Please Return My Motivation

Can someone please return my motivation? I seem to have lost it. I’m feeling much better, still pretty tired in the evenings, but otherwise OK. I don’t really have an excuse for being such a lazy bum. And yet I am. A lazy bum. So, I’m going to start kicking myself in the butt and getting down to the basement to get a workout in a few times a week. I’ll report back my progress.

I’ve done it. I’ve got a new goal. Well, several actually.

Goal #1 – Don’t go completely jello-like during this pregnancy. Get back to exercising regularly so cardiovascular health and stamina is kept at tolerable levels.

Goal #2 – Make time for myself after the baby is born to get exercise in. This is of course easier said than done when you have two children wanting your attention plus a third infant child who demands your attention. Luckily with Kris home during the days on my 12 week maternity leave I should be able to carve out 1/2-1 hour 3-4 times a week for myself. It’s when I go back to work after the 12 weeks that it will really be a struggle. Ugh.

Goal #3 – Get into good enough shape to race in the 2010 Minneapolis Duathlon on August 29th, 2010. I officially signed up yesterday. (Use the code Champ2 by 11/6/09 and get $4 off the registration fee plus a free bike jersey!!) Kris has a bike jersey already and they are super cool. They’re pretty and I want one too! So now I have one. Well, I’ll have one after they ship it to me. Plus I ordered a medium which is what I fit into in August when I tried one on at packet pick up for the 2009 Minneapolis Duathlon. Now, I’m not going to kill myself to lose enough baby weight to get back down in my medium jersey by the duathlon next summer. But it will be a goal of mine to eventually lose the baby weight and be back in it for the 2011 duathlon. It’s good to have goals, right?

So, those are my goals. Now go sign up for the race so we can all do this together! (A couple friends have already signed up. Kris will sign up and my brother is excited to come to Minnesota to do it as well. The more the merrier! Come on! Do it! Peer pressure!!!)

Quit Slacking!

I did it! 30 minutes on the elliptical that is! After a 9 week hiatus (ouch!) I finally exercised last night. The last time I did anything? The duathlon on August 30th at 5 weeks. Yesterday I was 14w2d and finally did something. Yes, I could blame that on first trimester woes but honestly? I’ve also been lazy and using the pregnancy as an excuse. Blah, blah tired, nauseous, blah, blah. So, now that I’m back you have to help keep me accountable, OK? I’ve asked Kris to keep Mondays and Wednesdays as Kristina’s work out days and he can have Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays after work. Then we can each do our thing on the weekends as schedules/bodies/motivation allows. I’m sure he’ll keep me on my Mon/Wed routine because otherwise he’ll be annoyed that he couldn’t work out that day and then neither did I.

So, about that workout? I took it fairly slow. I wasn’t wearing the heart rate monitor so I’m not sure where that was at. I’ll wear that from now on. I made sure to not get out of breath (on orders of my midwife) but I could feel my pulse rise and I was sweaty afterward (although not as sweaty as when I’m going all-out running). Having the heart rate monitor will help me next time I think. I’m probably being to cautious but whatever.

Oh, and I hate the elliptical. I would so rather be running outside! I probably could have done that yesterday but pretty soon it will be too cold or icy for me to be doing that. Wuss out I will! So the trainer and the elliptical will have to do for a while. It may be time to update the Netflix queue with movies/shows I can watch while on the elliptical.

It feels good to be back though. I gained another 2 pounds and promptly freaked out. The baby is the size of a lemon, why have I gained 8 pounds already?!? *Breathe* *Breathe* *It will come back off, calm down!*