I had a friend make a comment to me the other day that made me think, “they must think I work out for four hours a day.” At one point in college, I was up to that but these days it’s pretty rare that I run or work out for more than one.
As most of our posts have been pretty informational I thought I would switch things up and throw in a personal one. Today I am 16 weeks along and feeling pretty good. My round ligament is starting to pull when I’m running but other than that I still enjoy it. My weekly workouts are as follows:
Monday: 3 miles @ 9-10 minute pace
Tuesday: 4 miles @ 9-10 minute pace
Wednesday: Kids were sick, didn’t work out today
Thursday: 3 miles @ 9-10 minute pace
Friday: Work project, missed today
Saturday: 5 miles @ 8:40 pace
Not quite what you expected? Well, thats life! The only race I have coming up is a 5k so there is no reason for me to put in a ton of miles. At this point, I’m not so concerned about qualifying for Boston again as I am in living a healthy lifestyle. I have had a very active summer and it’s always good to give my legs and body a little break.
Not to mention, being pregnant has made me much more tired so getting everything in is harder. If I find myself snapping at my kids, It’s usually because I’ve over done it so I back off my workouts. If I find myself needing a break from my kids I go for a run! Some people like to craft, some like to go to the movies, I prefer a run to get away. Whatever it is that helps you find peace in life, make time for it and find a way to balance it! Always remember what’s most important and keep your life in perspective.
Two of my favorite priorities!