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3 Months and Counting

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We are past the first trimester!!

Me and baby bump at 3 months.

Baby J - 12 Weeks

Since bump changes will probably start being more rapid now, I’m going to try and take pics each week.

Me and baby bump at week 13.

Baby J - 13 Weeks

I wasn’t sure how to break down the pregnancy experience into categories, so this may jump around a bit.

Clothing

Within the first 7 weeks my tops weren’t fitting since I’m not used to having much of a chest, my XS shirts weren’t working out. I invested in some medium shirts that will hopefully work for awhile.

Sports bras I had the same issue. I’ve bought a few and my favorite is adidas Techfit Bra. It is super stretchy and soft.

Far as pants I jumped into maternity pants as soon as my regular pants didn’t work. I tried the belly band for a time, but my job is a lot of sitting and I felt like I was constantly checking it to make sure my pants weren’t slipping out, etc. Instead of investing in new pants every few weeks, I just figured I might as well get into maternity pants that will last a while. I was surprised that they even have design jean maternity pants. So far I’ve only invested in one pricey pair from Adriano Goldschmied, but the quality is so noticable that I suspect I’ll be looking for a couple pair along the way.

I’m still wearing heels most days. People have told me that I probably shouldn’t, but I figure I’ll give up the pairs that get uncomfortable as I go along.

Nutrition

My nutrition hasn’t been perfect, but not that I expected it to be with Thanksgiving, our wedding anniversary, Rob’s birthday and other events. However, I have been playing the game of eat as much variety in fruits and vegetables as possible. I’ve stocked up for smoothies, veggies in my egg scrambles,Β salads, and just to eat straight up.

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Running

So far in running I’ve done a marathon, two half marathons, two 10Ks, and two 4 mile races. The first 10 weeks were rough exhaustion-wise. I wasn’t running consistently since I normally on week days I would run after work. During this time I would be so tired after work that I usually was passed out and would miss working out.

Then around week 11 I started waking up at 4am. My eyes would pop open and I would be wide awake. I couldn’t get back to sleep. After this happening for a couple of days I realized maybe this could be my new workout time from 4-ish to 5am. At least then I would know I could get in one workout. Here is the progression of my training since getting used to a new workout schedule.

My long runs are much slower, but at least I’m getting to do them.

3 Months and Counting - 01

Monday (11/19):

5.6 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 46:00, 8:17 Pace)

Tuesday (11/20) – Wednesday (11/21):

Rest

Thursday (11/22):

4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 34:32, 8:38 Pace)

Friday (11/23):

10 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1:25:28, 8:33 Pace)

Saturday (11/24):

2.1 Miles Easy (Pre-Race, 18:30, 8:44 Pace)

4 Miles Race (30:16, 7:34 Pace, 3rd Age Group)

Sunday (11/25):

Rest

Total: Run 25.7 Miles

Monday (11/26):

5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 43:10, 8:38 Pace)

Tuesday (11/27):

Rest

Wednesday (11/28):

5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 43:06, 8:38 Pace), Upper Body Weights

Thursday (11/29):

5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 40:26, 8:06 Pace)

Friday (11/30):

Rest

Saturday (12/1):

8 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1:07:26, 8:26 Pace)

Sunday (12/2):

16 Miles Long (Const Trail, 2:28:01, 9:16 Pace)

Totals: Run 39 Miles, Strenghtening 1 Time

Monday (12/3):

Rest

Tuesday (12/4):

4.5 Miles Easy (Treamill, 1% Incline, 39:39, 8:49 Pace)

Wednesday (12/5):

5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, .5% Incline, 42:30, 8:30 Pace)

Thursday (12/6):

5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, .5% Incline, 42:34, 8:31 Pace)

Friday (12/7):

20 Miles Spin Class (1:02:28, 19.21 mph)

14 thoughts on “3 Months and Counting

  1. So cute!! I haven’t been able to visit everyone’s blogs this semester and totally missed that you were pregnant! Congratulations!! πŸ™‚

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  2. I’m so happy for you and you are absolutely glowing. Plus the workouts and miles you are posting are awesome!

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  3. I am so excited to read your posts and follow u on your baby journey!!! Please update often so I can compare when it’s my turn!!!!! I’m SO curious!

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  4. Soo happy for you! You look beautiful as a mama πŸ™‚ Its definitely a comfort and inspiration for me to see someone running through pregnancy – hopefully that will be me someday! Great workouts and pace!

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  5. I really tried to hold off buying maternity clothes for as long as possible, but didn’t have many options to lean back on. Now, if I’m not hanging out in my workout clothes all day, that’s pretty much all I grab for!

    Great job on the running! I can’t believe you were able to do that many races in the beginning! Cheers to no morning sickness πŸ™‚ You are keeping me motivated to continue running as much as I can!

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  6. You are so adorable with your little baby bump! I love that you are still running too. I truly think the reason I had such an easy pregnancy, labor & delivery is because I was so active. And my little girl (6 months old) is so active, which I think it because I was while she was in the womb.

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