It’s Wednesday again! I did remember to catch my eats for WIAW, but before I dive in, I wanted to share a few things about running lately.
I’m just over 19 weeks and halfway through the second trimester (and the pregnancy- how did that happen?!) So far, running has been very similar to my first pregnancy. Here’s what I’m noticing:
- I have much more energy than the first trimester… my body really wants to run these days!
- I’m slower on the treadmill than outside
- My breathing is coming more easily than it did in the first trimester (that will change again toward the end!)
- My bladder requires me to stop and empty it every 3-4 miles
- I have to pay close attention to fueling before my run or I fade quickly
- My sports bras are tighter and I am limited to my longer workout tees and tanks
Around 22-23 weeks with L, I ran a double digit run and had sore hips the rest of the day. This is about the stage where the ligaments are stretching around the uterus and some women experience round ligament pain. I’ve felt fine on longer runs so far, but am aware that this could quickly change.
By the way, I’m sharing full updates every other week, but if you’re looking for more belly pics, I post them more frequently on Instagram.
On to the food:
Breakfast #1 (pre run): Oats, pb and banana; Breakfast #2 (post run): Ezekial toast with cream cheese; two eggs with sautéed kale, feta, avocado and sauerkraut plus strawberries; Lunch: Lentil vegetable soup (lazy day- Amy’s soup from the can) + popcorn; Snack: PB pretzels from TJ’s, these are dangerous! Dinner: Lasagna + salad with salmon, avocado, mushrooms, carrots + oil and vinegar. Unpictured evening snack: plain yogurt and banana.
I made the a Turkey Veggie Lasagna Sunday night, and after last night’s dinner, it was gone! That’s what happens with a pregnant woman in the house. My appetite continues to be huge, but I’m also staying very active and I know my body needs what it’s asking for.
I’ll leave you with the image that made me smile all morning after I dropped her off at preschool:
She’s suddenly obsessed with pigtails and I love it. By the way, random side note, but if you have a young daughter, be warned before you watch Broken Circle (one of the Oscar nominated films). I think I cried for the entire hour and a half!
Is there a meal you will happily eat leftovers from for days?
Have you seen any good movies lately?