I should have known that I wasn’t wonder woman. Last Friday, I had a bit of a “freak out” if you will. I committed to traveling to Spain 25 weeks pregnant for three nights!? It was going to take me at least 16 hours to get from point A to point B.
LittleFit is due in less than 16 weeks and I haven’t registered for a thing, started the nursery or begun to clear out my hoarding items to make way for baby gear. So like any normal female, when stressed out, I went shopping after teaching Friday morning. Really I just wanted to check out the new Primark downtown. I could not get over how cheap their clothes were.
Workout tops and shorts for $6! They weren’t bad looking either, many items were totally cute. I didn’t buy anything because of my growing belly but I was tempted. The quality matched the price tag in my opinion for some items but if you plan to only wear something a couple times, who cares!?
For lunch, I’ve been loving the Ezekial wraps. For the first time since April, I had to have turkey. I heated it up in the microwave for 30 seconds like they suggest expecting mothers do and was a happy camper. I added pickles, lettuce, avocado and honey mustard.
After lunch, Nick and I were about to head down to Provincetown for our friend’s wedding when I realized I couldn’t go to Spain. It was just too much to add to my plate with an already busy remaining September. I really wanted to fit in a little Prenatal Yoga before leaving but did not have any time. I took some deep breaths, sent an email to the company declining an offer I had already accepted and then got in the car to head to the cape. It felt like a relief to finally say no which helped me realize I made the right decision.
We had dinner in PTown and then met up with our friends for a fun Friday night out on the town. While normally I would have woken up hungover, I was bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to tackle my ten miler.
The first three miles are always the most challenging for me. The next 5 felt really good. They were super hilly running along the bike path in PTown. I walked up the steep hills and thought it was good preparation for San Francisco. I stopped to use public bathrooms that were on the route at miles 1.6, 5 and 8.
I also ate a few organic energy chews from Pro Bar around mile 6 which super charged my miles from 6-8. My doctor said to avoid most of these but the ones I had I think were safe. If not, I only had 3 small ones. Around mile 8, I was ready to be done. I brought a water bottle with me and ran with it up until then, where I was able to refill it. I got back home with a total of 9.7 miles on my new Garmin and was happy to be finished. My change over day is Sunday so technically this run was 23 weeks and 6 days but for the sake of convenience, I’m going to say I finished this run at 24 weeks.
My average pace was slow, around an 11 minute mile, but like I’ve been saying, I don’t care what it is. I’m trying to fit in the mileage so I can finish the Nike Women’s Half in SF.
Afterwards, we grabbed lunch on Commercial street where I ordered a Greek Salad with salmon at Finizzis. Afterwards, we stopped so I could also grab ice cream. I finally wore one of my maternity tops from H&M.
I went back home and just laid down for a couple hours until it was time to get ready for the wedding. Josh and Ashley, the bride and groom looked gorgeous and happy. The ceremony was performed by Josh’s dad and was the most entertaining one I’ve ever been to. Rarely do you hear so many laughs during these things.
They got married up at the monument in PTown and the reception was under a gorgeous tent. I’m lucky to be in my second trimester for all these weddings because I have plenty of energy to dance and stay up with the rest of my friends.
The girls insisted on taking a LittleFit bump picture as seen below with Kristy, Jordan and Aimee. I wore a JCrew dress that pretty much hid the bump but it is there – getting noticeably larger by the day.
I was shocked that I even made it to the after party for an hour. Needless to say, once I got home, I crashed fast! We have one more wedding next weekend and then I think I’m in the clear for awhile with the big party events thank god. I love my cocktails and being sober at these weddings is not very fun I must admit.
Aside from weddings and bachelorette parties though, I really don’t miss the alcohol. I wanted a glass of wine bad on Friday but it passed. I know many women drink a glass of wine at night during their pregnancies but for my first I’m trying to play by conservative rules. I’m pushing it as is with all the running,
When you were pregnant, did you miss alcohol or did you find like me that you enjoyed waking up with more energy?