Nick

Kara

1.26.2010

running through pregnancy - take 2

This time around, I started out slower(pace), I'm out of breath still (early 2nd trimester), have to go to the bathroom often, and less motivated, but trying to hit my goal of 30 miles / week. The only way that I make my goal is making up miles on the weekend. My goal is to shoot for 10 miles on Tuesdays and Thursdays and make up the last 10 on the weekend. I split up the Tuesday/ Thursday one to morning/afternoon - try for 7 in the morning before Nick gets up and 3 in the afternoon when Nick goes for a nap. My pace is around 9:30. My pre-Nick pace so you can get an idea was around 7:30/8 for my daily runs, my pre-#2 pace was around 8:30 to 9.

Monday is my "off" day where I do yoga and some circuit training (Jillian trouble zones). Wednesday and Friday I try to go swimming, and make it at least one of the days.

So far, body wise, I remember feeling this with Nick - I feel like I have back fat. Besides having an expanding belly (not going to gross myself or anyone else out with pictures this time), I feel like I have a tube around my waist. I am going to see how the weight gain is going at my appt on Thursday. I think I've gained around 3 pounds so far and it's very early on. Everything else is good - I'm tired but it seems to be letting up as I approach 15 weeks, but no sickness or any complaints. I'm still having a hard time getting in my veggies but trying to make an extra effort!

Nick's meals - I'm good for breakfast - grains,beans, veggies, fruit, and lunch - yogurt and fruit, but dinners I am always scratching my head. What do you give your infant for dinner?

19 comments:

  1. Okay, if you're pregnant, have a child to take care of and can do all of that, I now feel incredibly guilty about doin' nuthin' when I don't have any of those things going on.

    You go girl!! You're an inspiration!

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  2. I think it's amazing you're fitting all this in with being pregnant and having an infant. you're doing great!

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  3. I agree with the others, I can't beleive you get all of that in with being prego and taking care of Nick! You are a super woman! :)

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  4. I am truly impressed by your drive and commitment to continue training and remain activity through this pregnancy!

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  5. I seriously think it's awesome you manage to still run/ work out while pregnant. I failed miserably with both my pregnancies. As for dinner, Luke really loves those frozen fish sticks/strips. Actually he likes all fish I guess, he'll eat salmon out at the restaurant if we go... then he usually gets fruit- bananas, or those pre-cut peaches (in little chunks) you can buy. He will eat breakfast bars all day long. I know they have a good amount of sugar which I hate, but he's so tiny, if he'll eat it I will feed it to him!

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  6. This is inspiring to me once again even though I'm no where near getting married or prego. :) Keep up the good work!

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  7. You're a superstar fitting all that in! I managed to run while pregnant with Norah, but that was it. And I certainly wasn't logging 30 miles a week!

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  8. Your a great mother! Keep on trucking! You fit so much into your schedule! I hope i can be like you someday! :)

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  9. I am impressed with your committment and drive to do all you do while pregnant and taking care of a baby already! Keep it up girl!

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  10. I'm with everyone else - seriously can't believe you can keep running while pregnant and with Nick...you are a bundle of energy!
    As for dinner - here are some of adam's faves: Scrambled eggs or a Trader Joe's quiche, sweet potato, chicken or fish cut up, rice or pasta (not a big mac n cheese fan...but he likes angel hair), or couscous. Usually we try and give him what we're eating too since I don't want to be a short order cook! hehe

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  11. You are one tough cookie on your self - I thought I was bad! 30 miles - ah yes those were the days! I'm over the moon to be back up to about 9 or 10 and you do that in 1 day!

    Back fat - it's weird what your mind does - My breast look like someone has attached them to a bicycle pump and I will never moan about my tiny tits ever again - I hate them - it has changed my body shape so much - bring back the ironing board chest!

    I never got around to replying to your previous post about the right time. My husband was put onto a short term instead of permanent contract just as we were about to try for a family - now that's not the right time, but we figured if we had been preggers we'd have just dealt with it so... we just went ahead - not getting any younger! I had planned to be pregnant and despite that it can be frustrating - I made it to club run yesterday and was so slow - the slowest club members can overtake me - boy of boy did i dislike that!!!! 9 months is a long time and I reckon it's prob normal to feel a little miffed not to be your usual self from time to time.

    I'm not much help on the baby meals - yet - but my friend often does spinach and potato fritatta type omelette thing for her son and he loves it - he even helps wash the spinach now!

    It's great to have you running while we're pregnant as so many people suck in air when you say your running and pregnant and helps me to feel 'normal'!

    Take care,
    Kaz

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  12. Dinner = whatever we're eating (unless he doesn't eat it). Then I just try and have some kind of food on hand he'll eat. Have you given him pasta yet? That's always a good one b/c they can eat it by themselves.

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  13. Thing about the second one for me was that I actually allowed myself to be pregnant if that makes sense. I cut myself a break on a lot of things...workouts, food, rest...etc.

    Enjoy it!

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  14. I think you goals are totally do-able. I ran right up to delivery day. I felt heavy and slow but I know that staying active helped my natural delivery go smoothly.

    Dinners for littles. At 11+ months Nick can have a little bit of whatever you are eating mostly. How many teeth does he have? I always have veggies so I would just cook some a little longer for my littles (softer) and I often have fruit so he would have some of that too. Now my little is into eggs (I don't know if you eat eggs??) Great protein, easy for kids. and fish once you have the go ahead for dr. Wait, do you eat any meat?

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  15. Kudos! Sounds like you're doing great with your runs!! That's what I ran when I was preggers, maybe even a little slower.

    For dinner, our little guy just gets what we eats (if he will eat it).

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  16. I agree w/ Billie!!!! Whatever you're eating and stick to that b/c you're not a short order cook. (unless you want him to eat meat). If I was cooking chicken, I'd puree cooked chicken breasts (or cut it up for him) and mix w/ applesauce, pears mashed, mashed carrots, etc. sweet potatoes, mac n cheese, etc.

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  17. I made some veggie pancakes from The Petite Appetite cookbook and would give them to her a couple times a week. Now, I am trying to give my little one the same thing we are eating. She always gets a veggie (broccoli and peas are her fav), then one of our side dishes, and then usually yogurt. If we have pasta, then she will eat it (loves her pasta). It's hard though, I am still struggling with what to feed her.

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  18. You are so amazing!! Whenever I feel lazy about working out...I literally am going to say to myself...What would Natalie do??

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  19. I think it's great that you're still running. Staying active during pregnancy is so important. You are very inspiring. I remember how tired I was with my son and I could barely stay awake, let alone run. But, for the next one, I have been considering whether I'd stick with running. It's nice to see someone doing it.

    Congratulations!

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