It sounds way more exciting than it is. I’ve never been much of a meat eater other than the occasional plate of hot wings, chicken strips with honey mustard sauce or a few bites of Andrew’s steak, so it’s weird for me to be craving so much meat right now. We went to El Nopal for dinner last night and I picked out all the shredded beef from my plate and ate it, leaving the cheese, guacamole, lettuce and tomatoes. I’m eating a tonne of eggs, cheese (mostly feta), cheeseburgers, bacon, and chicken strips.
My belly feels huuuuuge, but I know it’s not, and it’s not even close to how big it’s going to get in the next few months. No matter how many times I’ve done this gig, I still get shocked at just how rapidly my body changes! Phew.
I weigh 132lb now, 1lb up from last week, 9-12 lb total weight gain. I ran 70 miles last week and kept up my strength work, although a little tweak in my right hamstring set me back a day. It feels better now so I should be back at my hip, glute and hammy exercises by tomorrow. If you’re curious, my Mileage Monday post for my 23rd week of pregnancy is here.
As far as running comfortably goes, it still feels the same and in fact, sometimes I even forget I’m pregnant and come back to the van and get shocked by the reflection of my belly in the van window. I still definitely have to time my runs around bathroom visits, for sure, and hydration and fueling can be a bit tricky. And I get the sensation to pee with each step, 100% of the time. I have to say that the one thing I’m looking forward to is being able to run carefree again without spending a good chunk of my mental energy on not peeing my pants. Although, my pelvic floor gets a doozy of a workout each time I go for a run, so that can be nothing but beneficial for mommy and daddy’s “romantic time.”
What have you been craving like mad lately?
Do you do pelvic floor exercises?
If you eat chicken strips, what do you dip them into?