This blog is going to turn from “Running with Racheal” into “Laying on the Couch with Racheal.”
You have been warned. (Picture taken Sunday during the no-movement freak out. Dan was trying to tell Margaret to move.)
Before I was growing a baby, I tried to take only one rest day a week. If I took more, I felt like I was losing momentum and would quickly fall into taking more rest days than active days.
Which, unfortunately, is very close to where I am right now. Lately I run every other day, or am active two days and then rest a day. I know I am pregnant and I need to listen to my body, but there is a fine line between my body not wanting to because I need to rest and myself not wanting to because I am being a lazy bum. So difficult to tell the difference.
When I started this pregnancy it was really important to me to continue running until it was impossible (think 8 months with the risk of the belly bouncing off.) I am almost 19 weeks now – not even half way – and I am down to running 2 to 3 days a week and walking the rest. Not so good.
I have said before that I want to look into other forms of exercise for the last few months, like swimming. I must admit that I haven’t made any progress in that department. Hopefully soon.
To end on a happy note, did anyone watch Sunday night’s episode of The Newsroom? Dan and I did last night and we both were wiping our eyes and sniffing out noses in the end. Such a good show.
Breakfast – yogurt with granola and watermelon.
Lunch – leftovers from Saturday and the last of the watermelon.
Afternoon snack – un-pictured bagel
Dinner – more leftovers from Saturday night Japanese steakhouse +a piece of pizza
Thought for the day