Last week we had a "heat wave." It was nothing to really write home about, but we had three days of temps in the mid 90s. Honestly, in New York, we'd have six weeks of 90's with a few 100's thrown in for good measure, all the while battling dew points kissing 80 (i.e. VERY uncomfortable). Plus the stink. No good at all. But here, we've had the most perfect summer, and even though things did heat up, it was only three days, and I'm back to comfortably wearing capris today. Anyway, my point is, I chose not to run outside in a "heat wave" while pregnant. And I didn't feel like running inside, so after my short little beach run last Tuesday, I took three whole days off. In my defense, I was supposed to have Pilates on Thursday, but that was cancelled due to a babysitter snafu. And it was very last minute :( So last week was basically a bust. Here's what I did to make up for it.
Saturday - it was much cooler with hardly any humidity to speak of (still warm, but not stifling). I went out on a solo run that morning and racked up five wonderful miles. This is my longest pregnancy run to date - so it's worth noting. And I was kickin' it with 9:30ish pace (the little one was also kickin' it, as I felt lots of her jabs and encouraging kicks as I ran along).
Sunday - this was our evening beach run. It was close to three miles. The going rate for me these days.
Monday - I ran Baby to the zoo in the morning, which gave me about 3.5 miles. And then in the evening, I attended a free outdoor yoga class (b/c I dig the doubles - I'm badass like that). But it was my first outdoor mat experience and pretty nice to be able to stretch and pose under the blue sky - and talk about an ideal evening for outdoor yoga! Yay for promotional events! (I'm way over on the left..in pink - I don't know who took this pic, but it appeared on the web so I stole it).
Tuesday - this morning I attended an unfree yoga class at a real studio - that just might be my fave studio in Chicago. I picked the 75 minute class because that's the one that fit my schedge (and gives me the illusion that I get more bang for my buck). I was dragging a bit at the end and really looking forward to savasana, which I typically view as a waste of time (clearly I am missing the point of yoga..).
So yeah, five workouts in four days. At 22 weeks pregnant. So, the natural next step was to hit up the spa for a relaxing prenatal massage this afternoon (courtesy of my husband who gave me the gift card for Mother's Day - thx!). Seriously, it was amazing. I have been so achy and exhausted and just down and out. Hormones are total bastards and out to get me at every turn. Just the thought of the spa calmed me down and provided relaxation. And 75 minutes on a warm comfy table with no toddler to chase after and revitalizing hands easing my round ligament pain - just heaven. Tomorrow will be a welcome rest day, but I can't wait to get back on the roads on Thursday.