Running & Training Update: 25 Weeks Pregnant

At more than six months pregnant, there are two questions I get asked by almost everyone I come into contact with: 1) How are you feeling? and 2) How is your running going? Every few weeks, I’ve been sharing a video message with the latest updates on my running, fitness, nutrition, weight-gain and other revelations while going through my first pregnancy. Here’s what’s in today’s video message:

  • The revelation I’ve had about my body and weight during the past few weeks
  • The results from my gestational diabetes test last week
  • How my running is going at 25 weeks pregnant (see my training recap from the past two weeks below the video)
  • What we started doing differently from an eating perspective at our house during the past week (it’s kind of crazy and awesome)

Training Recap

Wondering what my exercise is looking like these days? Here are my workouts from the past two weeks:

Week of September 6

  • Monday: 1 hour at Barre Fitness*
  • Tuesday: 2-mile run/walk on my treadmill followed by a full 30-minute upper body workout (P90X Incinerator video)
  • Wednesday: 1 hour spin at SoHo Cycling*
  • Thursday: 3 miles on my treadmill (run/walk in 800-meter intervals)
  • Friday: REST; attended the Fit Foodie Race Weekend VIP party with my mom
Running Update at 25 weeks pregnant on runladylike.com
running update at 25 weeks pregnant on runladylike.com
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  • Sunday: 1-hour boot camp workout (legs) led by Bombshell Fitness as part of the Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend with my mom followed by a full 30-minute upper body workout (P90X Incinerator video) in my home gym
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Week of September 13

  • Monday: 1 hour on the elliptical machine (5 miles)
  • Tuesday: 1 hour spin at SoHo Cycling* (went to the doctor for my 24-week check-up and got tested for gestational diabetes)
  • Wednesday: 1 hour at Barre Fitness* in the morning; 2-mile walk with Mr. rUnladylike in the evening
  • Thursday: 3.7-mile sunrise run with friends (took two walk breaks) + 35 minutes of prenatal yoga in my home gym
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  • Friday: 65 minutes on the elliptical machine (6 miles); I waited until after work to do this and it was the last thing I wanted to do, but this view from the parking lot afterward reminded me that it’s always a beautiful thing to get it done.
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  • Saturday: 30-minute upper body workout (P90X eccentric upper video)
  • Sunday: 1-hour strength training session with Mr. rUnladylike at Powerhouse Gym* followed by one-mile walk cool down

* Classes taken via my ClassPass membership

In case you missed it, you can see my video messages from 18 weeks and 21 weeks pregnant here.

How is your training and running going? 

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