Workouts & 20 week update

Today is a Cincinnati holiday, it’s the Reds Opening Day! This means spring is here and I couldn’t be more happy about that!  Unfortunately we won’t be heading to the game today but I’m looking forward to catching a game soon!

Last week I had a great week of workouts! I went to sports conditioning & circuit training at the gym, ran 5 miles on Thursday then 10 miles on Sunday (more on that below), and even went to a new prenatal yoga class. I was pleased when I looked at my Daily Mile chart 🙂

I cannot believe I am 20 weeks today, aka halfway done! I definitely popped last week. I could feel everything stretching! 


Weight gained: I’m up 3 pounds (@16 weeks). I don’t have a scale at home so I won’t know any more until my 20 week appointment, which is Friday!

Workouts: As I mentioned before it was a great week.  My 10 miler yesterday went well! I ran a 5 mile loop track that was perfect, there was a restroom! At mile 4 another runner chatted with me. He was training for Boston which will be his 104th marathon!  Unbelievable! I made a pit stop halfway through and ate a snack. Eating during a run is different during pregnancy for me, I cramp much easier.  The second half of the run I took it easy. I walked a few times but overall felt great! I feel fortunate that I can still run. Running is a passion and a time to clear my head. I hope I can continue for a while!


Symptoms: My lower back was tight, which is why I went to yoga (which was awesome! ). I’ve also been feeling some round ligament pain but those have subsided.

Movement: This baby loves to kick in the morning!  I also feel kicks in the evening.  The weird part is when it feels like a flip!

Food Aversions/Cravings: Oranges!  The juicier the better! Also bbq anything tastes really good! Only adversion is plain baked chicken.

Sleep: Most nights I sleep just fine.  Last night I woke up at 330 to go to the restroom and couldn’t fall back asleep.  Then at 4 I was super hungry so I ate a snack. I finally fell back asleep around 5 :/

Stretch marks: None

Fun Things from the week: We bought a crib! Andy is anxious to set it up!

Belly Button In or Out? In

Wedding Rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time? I am pretty much happy all the time.

Looking forward to: Ultrasound this Friday! We will find out the gender at our little reveal get together this Saturday!

One thought on “Workouts & 20 week update

  1. Congrats on the pregnancy!!! Gr8 job w/running still & I really like your question/answer section of your blog. ” I am pretty much happy all the time.” IS AWESOME!!! Good On Ya. Stay Strong, Keep Eating Well, & Smile often. Big Hugs

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