First Trimester Faves

I’m popping in today to share some of my faves from first trimester!

Maternity/ Nursing Bras – my regular bras felt really tight right away, so I bought these pretty early in my pregnancy and have been using them ever since.  They’re super soft, easy to wash, and provide great coverage and support with no underwire.

Crystal Light Drink Mix – I had a really hard time drinking plain water for a while, and the lemonade drink mix made hydrating a lot easier. I think the sourness also helped with my mild nausea.

Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Exfoliating Liquid – I think I mentioned in a previous post that I had the WORST acne in my first trimester.  I tried a lot of different remedies, but a combo of this exfoliating liquid all over my face at night and benzoyl peroxide as a spot treatment really helped to clear my skin up.  I think the BHA also helped to fade some of the acne scars too!

Loose clothing – Around 4 weeks of pregnancy, I couldn’t bear tight clothing, particularly around my belly.  During first trimester, I lived in loose dresses from my own wardrobe and loaned from friends.  My friend Julie lent me this halter-style Lucky Brand dress and it was one of my favorite pieces for its soft comfort and style.

Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA – I’ve been taking a prenatal with DHA for a while since we were planning to start a family soon, but my usual pill was extremely fishy and impossible to swallow once my nausea kicked in.  After some research, I switched to Nordic Naturals and they’re amazing! Despite containing fish oil, there’s no smell, taste or fishy burp.

 

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Baby Piglet: Weeks 11-16

Ha, it’s been a while! We’ve been busy with travel and putting our place on the market.  I’m going to try weekly updates from now on, although 2nd trimester may be boring in comparison to 1st and I’m okay with that :)

The Belly

The belly is definitely growing! The right picture is from around Week 12 and the left from week 16.  If I wear flow-y clothes, I can still disguise the belly but anyone that knows what they’re looking for can easily spot the belly now.

Weight Gained

I’m up about 9 pounds! I gained about 6 pounds total during 1st trimester, so I’m gaining the recommended pound or so each week I think.

Symptoms

Wow, second trimester is so much better than first.  My first trimester really wasn’t too bad, but I didn’t realize the low level of crappiness I felt every day until I turned the corner into second and woke up feeling much more like myself! My breasts feel less sore, I don’t feel nauseous at all, and headaches have gotten better although I still get them from time (much better when I hydrate properly).  I also had some spotting at the end of week 12, which definitely scared me, but apparently that’s not unusual.

Eats

These days, my favorites are consistently fruit and seafood – I think we ate seafood every single day the week we visited California.  Chocolate, ice cream still don’t appeal to me, but our fruit drawer is full and I’m eating 3-5 servings every day.  Salad is fine again, although it’s still not my first choice.  I ate it for lunch last week and got through it with  lots of rice on top and some fruit on the side ;)img_20180907_113152

Sleep

I’ve been sleeping great the last few weeks, praise God.  I fall asleep around 9:30 every night and wake up around 5:30 or 6 feeling refreshed.  I went off the methimazole completely (on my doctor’s recommendation) a few days ago and have still been sleeping great!

Pregnancy-Related Purchases

The BEST pregnancy purchase I made during the last couple of weeks was a wedge pillow.  I started sleeping on my back in the beginning of the pregnancy and couldn’t sleep on my side, which is so important in late second and third trimester to make sure the baby doesn’t cut off my blood flow.  When I mentioned this to my doc, she told me to try a wedge pillow, which would allow me to sleep on my back safely throughout the pregnancy.  I think it also helps with acid reflux, which can act up during pregnancy.  I was also waking up with neck pain nearly every day with my old pillow, and this pillow eliminated that!614IJq-iLWL._SL1500_I bought some loose dresses and a maternity top from Loft, which I think I’ll start wearing this fall, and a couple of maternity sweaters second hand from a lady nearby.  We also picked up an Ergobaby carrier and infant insert (second hand again) upon the recommendation of our friends.  We’re trying not to buy too much stuff till we move later this fall!

Thoughts/ Stories

In week 14, we had our first ultrasound of the second trimester! It was so amazing to see Piglet’s face, hands and spine for the first time.  Although to be honest, her face was a little freaky – she was staring at us the whole time and her skin was very translucent at this point in the pregnancy, lol.  Hopefully she looks a little less like Chucky next time.

In week 15, we got to meet our new niece (Mike’s brother’s baby) for the first time! She was only about a week old and so tiny.  I think it’s still not real to me that we’ll have one of our own in several months…

Week 16 was really exciting because we locked down where we wanted to live and started to make plans to move by next Saturday.  Unfortunately, our buyer cancelled the contract due to financial issues and we’re still trying to figure out what to do next.  I’ve been praying a lot this week and just asking God for peace and understanding that He has a plan for us.  We’ll see what happens!

Workouts and Adventures (Pregnancy Weeks 4-10)

Workouts

Week 4: I got in four workouts this week: a Pump class, OTF, a heavy lifting session, and a four mile run on the weekend.  I’m definitely staying a little lighter on the weights, and the start of every run is uncomfortable (my poor boobs), but otherwise it feels good to work up a sweat.  I had to skip a few workouts due to poor sleep :(

Week 5: I slept terribly this week and only got in three workouts as a result: a Pump class, Kazaxe, and OTF.

Week 6: I started to sleep a little better this week and got in a couple of high quality workouts: Pump, Kazaxe, and OTF – plus close to 20 miles of walking around NYC with Jamie over the weekend!

Week 7: This was a great week and I managed four workouts: Pump, OTF, a barre class at LavaBarre, and a 40 min stairmaster session.

Week 8: No workouts this week – I felt terrible.  I think it was because we adjusted my methimazole medication again and I slept really poorly.

Week 9: Three workouts this week – Pump, and two OTF classes! I really have to finish up my OTF package soon…I can’t imagine rowing as my belly gets bigger.

Week 10: Work was super busy this week, and we were getting our house ready for the market so I only managed a Body Pump workout this week.  I got a lot of sleep though :)

I hope to get back up to 4-5 workouts a week, with a mix of strength training, running and OTF for the rest of the first trimester.

Adventures

I’ve been determined to do something fun each weekend while I have the energy so that I have some stories to tell Piglet when he/ she is born!

Week 4: I went to the Frederick Lavender Festival with Anne and Kathleen from small group! There actually wasn’t that much lavender and it was so hot outside, but it was nice to spend some time with friends.

 

Week 5: I took Mon and Tues off this week to volunteer at VBS, and despite my exhaustion, it was the best.  The kids were so excited and I enjoyed leading Snack station on Monday and Bible station on Tuesday.  We had planned to go hiking on Saturday, but the forecast called for thunderstorms so I ended up going to a World Cup viewing party at Yong and Soyong’s house instead! I brought Duck Donuts at the kids’ request :)img_20180623_110003

Week 6: On Friday, I went up to NYC to meet up with Jamie! It was a super hot weekend, but we managed to wander and eat all over Manhattan.  Some highlights from the weekend – watching the Incredibles, Ikinari (Japanese steak), Juice Generation (my smoothie was AMAZING), and froyo (so glad my sweet tooth is back).  Oh, and telling Jamie/ Tim about piglet!

Week 7: This was a great weekend! My mom came into town and Mike got free tickets through work for a screening of Harry Potter with the NSO playing the score at the Wolf Trap.  The weather was thankfully cool(er), so we got a group of friends together and had a picnic before the show, where we told our friends about Piglet.  We had box seats, which had a great view of the screen and orchestra.

We also started packing up the house to get it ready to go on the market.img_20180707_151104

Week 8: This was a big house stuff weekend! We spent all day Saturday moving the boxes (see above) and furniture into a storage unit.  The following Monday, our contractors came to paint, carpet, and fix our wood floor.  Here’s how we lived for four days:img_20180716_175124

Week 9: We had an amazing time on Saturday at Mike’s coworker’s house – he had planned to hold a BBQ, but it was pouring and we ended up spending the afternoon and evening inside his beautiful house instead.  The food was awesome, and with two moms there, they had plenty of great advice to disperse about things to buy and avoid.

Week 10: I spent all of Saturday working and taking the final for my summer class (I haven’t really paid attention all summer…fingers crossed for a B ;).  On Sunday, we had to get out of the house for the afternoon because we had our open house – so we went to a happy hour in Shirlington (lemonade for me) followed by a showing of Ant-Man and the Wasp.  It was a low-key and fun weekend!

Baby Piglet: Weeks 4-10

And the pregnancy posts begin! I’ve started from four weeks, which is approximately when we found out I was pregnant.  I’ll be doing these posts weekly or bi-weekly for the rest of the pregnancy.

The Belly

Not much of a belly yet (I’m still flat in the morning), but in the evening after I’ve eaten dinner, my belly definitely sticks out a bit.  For comparison with future posts, here’s a pic from six weeks:img_20180619_131209

Weight Gained

I’ve gained about 5 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight so far. Since you’re only supposed to gain 1-5 pounds in the first trimester, my goal is not to gain any more weight for the next couple of weeks :)

Symptoms

During the first couple of weeks, I had symptoms right away, including very sore breasts (even walking hurt), acne (everywhere – even my butt), frequent peeing, cramps, and insomnia.  By week 5, a lot of the symptoms started to abate and were replaced with some fatigue and a little nausea, particularly in the mornings.  It honestly hasn’t been that bad though – I imagine my overactive thyroid has been compensating for the fatigue, and I’m eating frequently, which probably helps with the light nausea.  My boobs have remained really sore though – I picked up bigger regular bras and very supportive sports bras in week 7.

Eats

So far, I’ve definitely preferred salty/ spicy foods over anything sweet.  Some favorites from week to week have included olives, spicy pickles, sour patch kids, jalapenos, and asian noodle soups.  My previously mostly healthy diet has now gotten decidedly unhealthy, and I’m trying to find healthier substitutes for my cravings.  Oddly enough, I have a hard time eating creamy foods like avocados.  Here’s what’s been good week by week:

Week 7 faves included cereal, cookies, and ice cream (the sweet tooth lives!).  Siggi’s drinkable yogurt was a huge hit this week – I went through 5-6 small bottles.img_20180706_174617

Week 8 faves included grilled cheese and tomato soup, cherries, costco fried rice with an over-hard egg on top (miss runny eggs!!).  Aside from the cheese in my grilled cheese, I’ve had a hard time eating dairy this week – I’ve been avoiding the boxes of cereal I bought last week, the last Siggi’s is sitting untouched in the fridge, and I’ve cooled on the ice cream.img_20180710_174335

Week 9 was allll about the fruit.  I must have gone through two bags of cherries and two containers of strawberries! Strangely, I have no desire to eat chocolate or ice cream, so I think it’s the sour factor enticing me.  I also ate a plate of celery at Mike’s coworker’s house and it was the best thing ever – probably the first time in this pregnancy that I wanted to eat raw veggies.img_20180728_185726

Week 10 faves were mango juice, smoothies, soy yogurt (regular yogurt bothers my stomach), and salty noodle soups (udon, pho, ramen, etc).  Fruits and veggies are still pretty good too!img_20180726_113501

Sleep

Oof, this has been rough.  During weeks 3-6 or so, I slept about 4-5 hours on average, alternating a good night’s sleep with one or two nights of next to no sleep.  During week 7, my doctor put me back on the methimazole at 2.5 mg and my sleep improved quite a bit.  It got worse in week 8, but improved the week after.  Now in week 10, I’ve been sleeping fine and napping every once in a while too.

Pregnancy-Related Purchases

Ha, I have been shopping quite a lot.  Week 4 purchases included acne exfoliating pads (these are awesome), a snoogle (hard to sleep on my side because my breasts hurt, but I’m actually not using it yet), and sleep aids (didn’t help).

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In week 5, I bought some pant/ skirt extenders (work clothes are already uncomfortable) and a copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting (honestly, I read two chapters and haven’t picked it up since – there’s way more information online).  We also bought a bunch of stuff to announce the birth to our family members.

In week 6, I bought a whole bunch of loose dresses on Poshmark (mostly Madewell and Express shirtdresses) for work/ casual wear.  My summer work wardrobe consisted of sheath dresses and pencil skirts, none of which are comfortable even this early in the pregnancy.  I think the looser clothing also helps with preventing nausea for me.

In week 7, I made the best purchase ever – two Victoria’s Secret maximum support sports bras.  Holy cow, these let me run again, after two or three weeks of being unable to run in Orangetheory! I tried a bunch of bras before getting to these, including a Champion max support bra and several models of Brooks/ Oiselle bras at REI.  The VS bras work the best for me – I think it’s a combo of the crossback straps, thick fabric, and the underwire.  I got the lightweight max bra; the front close max support bra is even better, but the lightweight max has more room for me to expand.  I can still use my old bras for non-running workouts.

Week 8, I bought two more loose dresses from Poshmark and Gap as well as some Tummy Drops from Amazon.

Week 9, I actually bought a stroller.  Yup, and a car seat.  I was researching things for the baby registry, and found a good deal on eBay and sprung for it.  Yes, I recognize that no one buys baby stuff this early, but I couldn’t help myself.  I also borrowed a bunch of casual and work dresses from friends – they’ve been lifesavers in extending my wardrobe!

Week 10, I bought some belly bands from Poshmark! I’m planning to start using them to wear pants again as the weather gets cooler.

Thoughts/ Stories

Week 4: I’m so, so excited to be pregnant and finally starting a family.  It’s made me less anxious in some ways – I don’t stress as much about work and I’m surprisingly calm about the decision to buy a house (basically left it up to Mike) – but I have to fight hard against thoughts about the baby’s health.  It isn’t great that I’m on methimazole during the first trimester for my thyroid, but I really just have to trust God at this point. We can’t wait to tell our family and friends, which we’ll do starting Week 8!

Week 5: The disappearance of some of my symptoms made me nervous, as did the fact that my resting heart rate went back down to my normal resting (~58 bpm, after rising to nearly 70 last week).  I’m hoping that’s because my uterus is expanding and the watch isn’t sensitive enough to pick up the baby’s heart beat.  I also came off methimazole, praise God!

Week 6: We saw the doctor for the first time this week, and she was able to find the baby and see the heart rate! We were so excited after the visit that we ended up telling Mike’s family through Google Hangout; we held up a onesie that said, “Cousins Make the Best Friends” because Mike’s brother and sister are expecting! It took a minute for it to sink in and then Mike’s mom yelled, “are you serious?” and then there was screaming and crying, lol.  We told my mom next with a card that said “Only the Best Moms Get Promoted to Grandma” and she was so excited as well.  I waited to tell my sister in NYC with a shirt that said “Best Aunt Ever”, and we called my brother afterwards to show him the shirt.  Obviously, I had a little too much fun on Etsy ;) We’re waiting to tell extended family till the next visit, when the doctor can confirm the due date.

Week 7: Ha, so I have a funny story this week.  I came home from work and called for Kitty as I entered the condo.  She didn’t show up right away, so I checked her hiding places – but there was no sign of Kitty.  I started shaking her food, and got really alarmed when she didn’t come out of hiding – when I didn’t find her on the balcony, I thought that she must have escaped into the hallway when Mike went to the gym.  So I ran up and down the hallways looking for her, even checking in the trash room.  No cat.  I came back into the condo and started to cry, thinking that she must have gone into the elevator or someone had taken her.  I finally had the depressing thought that maybe she was dead under the bed, so I checked one last time, shaking the food close to the bed…and she came out! Mike came home to find me sobbing while feeding her treat after treat, lol.  Pregnancy hormones, I guess?

Week 8: I went back on methimazole last week, but couldn’t sleep more than an hour or two every night with Mike gone on a work trip.  The lack of sleep really stressed me out, as did the methimazole, and I worried a lot about Piglet this week.  We also decided to put the condo on the market, which probably added to my stress.

Week 9: This week was AWESOME because we had another doctor’s appointment, where we saw Piglet (much larger than six weeks!) and its heartbeat – strong at 147 bpm.  Our doc said the baby looked great, and was actually moving around, which is unusual for nine weeks and indicates the brain is developing great.  We gave our parents the thumbs up to start telling extended family and friends after this visit.

Week 10: I decided to tell my boss and coworkers this week, especially since we’re starting to make plans for 2019.  Everyone was very excited! Al was really thrilled and said that he was becoming a grandpa for the second time :) I had some bad cramps this week, which worried me, but apparently it’s completely normal and due to my growing uterus.  My belly also started sticking out in the evenings – some nights I really look pregnant, and then in the mornings my belly is flat again.  I can’t imagine my belly growing even more, although it certainly will…

And Then There Were Three

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but we have some exciting news…we’re expecting! Baby Piglet arrives in February 2019!img_20180719_113406

I’ll be posting more about how the pregnancy has been, but I wanted to post about how we found out – it’s been quite a ride. Hm, where do I start? I guess I’ll share that the last year or so has been tough and confusing for me because my body was acting so strangely.  I lost my period sometime around April of 2017, went off birth control in November on my doctor’s advice, and finally had a period in January.  Each cycle was unpredictable, with about 39-44 days between each cycle, and then after April 15th, I didn’t have a period at all. Between that and my thyroid issues, I felt like my body was irreparably damaged and that we wouldn’t be able to conceive naturally, if at all. In hindsight, my body was acting very normally (I lost my period because I was pregnant), but I didn’t know that at the time.

We spent a lot of time talking about the uncertainty of the future (we had plans to move in the next year, but how could we buy a house if we didn’t know if/ when I’d be pregnant?) and had some difficult conversations (open to adoption? could we picture ourselves with no kids?).  And as happy as I was for Steven and Jessica (Mike’s brother and sister-in-law), I wondered how difficult spending Christmas with them and their new baby was going to be.  I prayed a lot in the car, and took solace from all the stories where God healed infertility – not just because I thought he would do it for me, but also because I felt that this desire of my heart really mattered to Him.

I didn’t worry about my irregular cycles from a physical standpoint since my doctor had warned me this could be the case, but I really wanted to conceive this year, so I called my doctor on May 17th to see what we could do to improve our chances since I had no idea when I was ovulating.  She recommended using a OPK kit every morning (which I had previously used a couple of times but stopped because I never saw a positive), so I started on May 18th and saw a positive OPK right away!  Unfortunately, Mike was gone that weekend, but we tried the following week, hoping we hadn’t missed the window.

June rolled around and I started taking pregnancy tests in early June, and when I didn’t see any positives for a few days, I assumed we had missed this cycle and that my period would be coming soon.  I soon started experiencing cramps and very tender/ sore breasts and assumed these were indicators my period would start.  When it didn’t start for a few days, I googled to see if these could be ovulating symptoms and it appeared they could, so I started doing the OPK kit again and saw the highest LH surges I’d ever seen for days in a row (that’s not supposed to happen).  At one point, the positive line was darker than the control line, which I’d never seen before.

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I took a picture because it looked so weird. Control line is on the right.

I also stopped sleeping in early June, which I thought meant my thyroid was high, so I started to increase my methimazole dose with little effect (this was actually a side effect of the pregnancy).  On June 12th, I told Mike that I was prepared for it to take years for us to start a family and that I didn’t expect it to happen this year because my body wasn’t functioning normally (I’m sure God was laughing at this point).  Just shortly afterwards, my breasts started to hurt so much that I decided to take a pregnancy test for the heck of it – and immediately saw the two lines.img_20180612_210120.jpg

I think my first words were “Oh my gosh!” and Mike asked me what was wrong.  I replied, “I might be pregnant!” I was so shocked – that whole evening, I kept turning to him and asking, “what if I’m pregnant?” with a big, goofy grin on my face.  As much as I had hoped for it, I hadn’t been able to even imagine seeing a positive test.  Mike was cautiously optimistic, but he wanted to me to take another test the next morning.  And sure enough, it wasn’t a fluke (I’ll spare you yet another picture of something I’ve peed on in this post).  After I left for work, Mike woke up and checked the trash right away, and started to tear up when he saw the positive test.

So that’s the story of how we found out.  Baby Piglet, you are so loved already and we can’t wait to meet you.  You are our miracle and answer to many, many prayers – not only ours but those of friends and family around the world.

Finally, I want to say that my heart goes out to all women struggling with infertility or whose life plans aren’t working out quite as expected.  By any measure, we didn’t actually wait that long – but those months where my period was gone and then irregular were very difficult as we considered what it would mean for us if we couldn’t have a child of our own.  Please know that you’re not alone – you’re in my thoughts and prayers every day.

{Wayfarer’s Half} Week 2 Training Log

We celebrated my birthday this weekend with some fun activities and lots of food :) Saturday kicked off with a CycleBar class for the two of us – compliments of the studio! We treated ourselves to Duck Donuts afterwards – my happy place.

After getting a couple of chores done, it was time for lunch – I wanted to try Jinya, a new-to-us ramen bar in Mosaic.  It didn’t disappoint – I loved the thicker noodles and rich broth here, and the soft shell crab bun was soo good.

Sadly, dinner didn’t pan out – I picked a tamarind baby back ribs recipe that Mike offered to cook, but we both really didn’t like the taste of the marinade :( So we ordered some sushi rolls instead while watching The Greatest Showman at home.  Loved the songs in the movie!IMG_20180407_175616.jpg

Sunday was church, followed by a disappointing brunch at Kapnos Taverna.  My egg dish was overcooked and accompanied by potatoes so sour that I had to let the manager know.  Thankfully, they didn’t charge us for the dish.  The pita and dip trio was excellent though! IMG_20180408_123418.jpgWe had a light dinner at home, with my favorite dessert to cap off the weekend – “hostess” cupcakes from Buzz Bakery.  IMG_20180408_175022.jpgAfter all that eating, it’s a good time to talk about how last week’s training went!

Week 2 Training Log

Like I mentioned last week, I’m training for the Wayfarer’s Half in early June and loosely following the FIRST plan with three key workouts and cross training in between.  Here’s how last week went:

  • Mon: rest
  • Tues: XT – OTF
  • Weds: Was supposed to be 3 X 1600 meters, but it turned into more of a reverse ladder workout.  After a half mile warmup, I ran 1600 at 7.3 speed (~8:15 pace), then 1200 at 7.3, and ~1000 at 7.3, each with 400 meters recovery in between.  I’m adjusting all the other 1600 workouts in my plan to 1200 meter repeats instead, which are mentally more doable for me.
  • Thurs: rest
  • Fri: 4 tempo miles on the T/M with a 0.5 mile w/u and c/d – it was nearly 80 degrees by the time I got home, so I opted to do this workout on the treadmill and it went pretty well! Tempo miles were around 8:45 pace.
  • Sat: XT – CycleBar class
  • Sun: 3.5 miles on T/M – this was supposed to be a 6 mile long run, but I wasn’t feeling great.  I decided to call it instead of forcing myself to try to run/ walk the rest of the way.

I wish I had finished my long run this week, but given that I ran 5 miles on Friday, I know I can easily run 6.  As long as I can make my long run this weekend, I think I’ll still be on track.

{Wayfarer’s Half} Week 1 Training Log

Weekend Fun

Friday kicked off with dinner at a fun new local burger joint in Shirlington called Damn Good Burger.  Mike got the Hot and Hefe with pepper jack, grilled habenero and serrano, and pico de gallo, while I opted for the Horseradish Bourbon with muenster, bacon, bourbon caramelized onions, tomato jam, and horseradish sauce (whew, need more ingredients?) without a bun.  The burgers were awesome and we’ll definitely be back!

IMG_20180330_180230.jpgI spent most of Saturday driving to and from Richmond to help my mom with her taxes at an H&R Block – the five hours I spent driving went a little faster thanks to Lauren Graham’s memoir, Talking as Fast as I Can.  I loooved Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, so it was fun to hear about what it was like filming those shows, and I liked her philosophy on life (don’t get sucked into electronics), diets (they all boil down to eat less, work out more), and plastic surgery (age gracefully! don’t staple your neck to your ears).

Sunday was Easter! The kids went crazy for the egg hunt, candy, and fun crafts.  We went to service (my mom came up to spend Easter with us, so I saw her 2 days in a row!), lunch, said goodbye to mom, and came home.  Mike cooked up some amazing lamb chops in the sous vide paired with a yogurt mint sauce, and I made a greek salad.  Soo good – lamb has really grown on me over the years.

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Week 1 Training Log

It’s been a while since I’ve published a training log. It’s also been a while since I’ve run a race – nearly 2 years, in fact.  2017 was a busy year adjusting to a new job, and I focused on cross-training for the first couple of months this year – I didn’t feel much like running.  But I’m finally ready and eager to start training hard for my next race, which is the Wayfarer’s Half in Annapolis on June 2nd! I’m loosely following the FIRST plan with three key workouts and cross training in between; here’s how my first week went.

  • Mon: rest (recovering from flight)
  • Tues: Orangetheory
  • Weds: 4 X 800 meters on the T/M, intervals around 7:55 pace.  These were hard, but not impossible.  Went climbing in the evening!
  • Thurs: rest
  • Fri: 3 tempo miles with 0.5 mile w/u and 0.5 mile c/d.  I did these outside on a windy, drizzly day, and was shocked to see that I surpassed the 8:45 goal pace for all three miles (8:21, 8:34, 8:42  = average 8:32)
  • Sat: rest (drove to and from Richmond to help with my mom’s taxes #adulting)
  • Sun: rest

I’m disappointed I skipped my long run on Sunday, but it was just six miles and I have room in the schedule to repeat it this weekend.  My goal for week 2 is to get in at least one more cross-training session and a little yoga, even if it’s just 30 min on one day.