Baby Girl Makes me Sleepy

I think this week I am paying for my previous two more intense weeks. This little baby girl is forcing me to. I have just been wiped since Sunday. I would like to blame it on Daylight Savings Time, which is likely a part of it, but unfortunately it is probably not all of it. Regardless, I am going to try and take it a little bit easier on my body this week. Maybe not QUITE as many miles. Maybe not quite as intense. I guess now is the time I have to remember that Baby Girl IS there.

At lunchtime yesterday I went home and went for a quick run. 3.25 miles in just under 30 minutes. It took me 29:40. My run went as follows:
Pretty good. Kept it interesting with lots of variety in speed and stuff, which is always a good way to hold my attention. Teek was running around in the basement as well, which makes me laugh. That dog has crazy energy.

After my run was done, I went upstairs and got out the vitamix to make my lunch. I had seen a protein shake recipe online that I wanted to try. It was definitely a "shake" and not a smoothie (no veggies or fruits!) but I figured it was worth a whirl and might fill me up! It worked, although it was definitely more of an eat with a spoon shake than a drink from a straw shake. But I found the recipe here. I actually had all of the ingredients on hand. I didn't measure my vanilla or butter extract, nor did I measure the cinnamon, but it turned out awesome. Very filling. I think next time I would use a bit less ice though, in hopes that it would be a drinkable shake.

After work, I did the strength workout that I promised myself. I found this arm burned on Tina Reale's blog, and I promised myself that I was going to try it out.
And it was a burn out. For the first time, I felt like I needed to do the pushups from my knees, (after the first set) which mentally bothers me. But I spent a lot of time really focusing on my form for the pushups, trying to get a burn that I would usually get, and by keeping a VERY flat back/straight core, plus going deep into the push up, and that seemed to help a lot. I definitely was feeling it by the third round of this workout.

I am hoping to get in a run at lunchtime today, but with the sun hiding itself, I am not feeling overly confident right now. The weather is definitely NOT begging me to come outside and play, which I really feel like I need right now.


  1. So impressed with your motivation even while pregnant - that can't be easy when you feel so tired!


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