Running While Pregnant – 21 weeks

We hit 21 weeks!! Over the halfway mark now! Here’s a quick update.

Running and exercise:

It was a tough running week. The pregnancy insomnia kicked my butt last week. Three nights of waking up at 3:00 a.m. and not getting back to sleep until 5:00ish completely zapped my energy. I only managed to get two runs in but I’m OK with that. The heat is getting rough too. I really prefer to run outside, but it’s already 80 degrees first thing in the morning. If I don’t get it done early, I just have to take it to the gym and do what I can. I’m still loving the Old Navy flowy tops I bought. I’m pretty much living in those right now. Soooo comfy! I don’t need the support belt for my belly yet, but I might in a few more weeks. I can definitely feel the baby weight pulling down on me as I run.

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Memorial Day run, sno-ball and splash park fun!

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Early morning 6 miler. The radar made me giggle…and no, I wasn’t speeding. 😉

How I’m feeling:

I’m still feeling really good. The insomnia has been the worst of it. I’m so fortunate that I get to work from home several days a week. It has been a god-send to sneak in a quick 30 minute power nap over lunch. I’m having to eat a bunch of small meals. He is pressing on my stomach which means I fill up fast. And then 2 hours later, I’m starving again. Baby Z Part Deaux has been a wiggly, wiggly little dude! I can feel him swimming all around in there!

Weight gain:

Depending on when and what scale = 8 pounds. I can still fit into my regular pants but have to use a belly band to hold them up now. Buh-bye buttoning for a while. 🙂 But I seriously feel like my rear end has gotten HUGE!!

Cravings:

Again… WATERMELON!! I’m stocking the refrigerator with fruit as that seems to be my go-to snack. But pretty much I want anything cold right now. We’ve been making a few sno-ball and frozen custard runs lately. Heee.

Have a great week everyone!

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4 thoughts on “Running While Pregnant – 21 weeks

  1. Hi Katherine,
    I am 21 weeks pregnant with baby number four and have run with all my pregnancies.. The first I ran until 35 weeks when I broke my toe!!! People still look at me with concerned looks when they see me running with a bump but I know what feels good. Some days I don’t feel like I can and will walk but I just read how I feel day to day.. So glad to know there is another pregnant runner out there.. Olivia

    • That’s so great Olivia! Congrats to you on your pregnancy and being able to enjoy running throughout your pregnancy. I got all kinds of crazy looks too when I would run with both pregnancies. There is still a lot of ignorance out there about exercise during pregnancy. Sounds like you are rocking it girl! Good for you!

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