26.2 and Pregnant

Well, I never did end up making up that missed run from this morning. As much of a morning exerciser as I am, sometimes if it doesn’t get done in the morning, it doesn’t get done at all. Ce la vie!

I got out of work a wee bit later than I thought I would and I had boot camp class to teach soon after. Actually, you know what, that’s just an excuse. Bottom line is I just really wasn’t up to it. So I took Niko for 30 minute walk instead. No big deal Smile 


Missed run or not, my boot campers sure didn’t miss their workout today! And since I didn’t get in any formal exercise today, I joined in on part of the workout, which  focused on progressions!

Progressions Workout

Warm up ~5 minute jog, stretch

Progressions ~20 minutes:

  • Lunge progressions: backward lunches>backward lunges w/ ball pass>booty burners (I’ll do a video on these soon…they burrrrn the booty)
  • Pushup progressions: pushups on incline>pushups w/ row>pushups w/ knee tuck and kick back
  • Squats progressions: squats>squat pulses>squat jumps
  • Core progressions: crunches>oblique crunches>supine marches

Metabolic~10 minutes 5-4-3-2-1 Workout
                            5 burpees, 5 squat jacks
                           4 brupees, 4 squat jacks
                           3 burpees, 3 squat jacks
                           2 burpees, 2 squat jacks
                            1 burpee, 1 squat jack

Cool down, stretch ~5 minutes. Woo!!


I didn’t get home until fairly late tonight, so I wanted something quick and easy. After boot camp, I was finally hungry (today was food day in the office, and being TOTM, I had little control over the cookie and subsequent brownie that made it to my desk and then had the nerve of ruining my appetite!) and wanted some food now.  I’d planned on making chili, but after this afternoon’s lunch, I didn’t feel like eating anything…mushy. Instead, I went with a go-to as of late…can ya guess???

Kale salad! (shocker) ~1 or 2 tbsp of olive oil massaged kale, lime, + sea salt, 1 grated carrot, ½ grated apple, tuna mixed w/ mayo, cashews, and ¼ chopped red onion, broccoli slaw. Deeelicious.


I enjoyed the salad with a side of blueberry Chobani. Random, but yummy.


26.2 and Pregnant

Did ya’ll hear about the woman who ran a marathon just hours before giving birth? Apparently she got the clear from her doctor, but she told the doc she had no plans on finishing – just running half and walking the rest.



Amber Miller is an avid runner and had run 8 previous marathons, but ran this one just days from her due date.

Of course I’m no doctor, but this sounds a little risky to me! Avid runner or not, running 26.2 miles wreaks havoc on the body. I doubt that it was coincidental she went into labor right after finishing. I mean, good for her for being able to do that,and I’m all for staying active while pregnant, but just don’t know…it sounds very dangerous to me.

Either way – imagine saying that you feel like you just ran a marathon AND feel like you just went through childbirth…in the same day. Ay ay ay.


Time to go relax! Shane and I haven’t watched Sunday’s Dexter yet and I needs mah fix!!

Have a lovely night, friends Smile

What do you guys think about running about the woman who ran marathon and then gave birth??

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  1. WHOA!! Huge accomplishment! That lady rocks! And is maybe just a wee stupid.
    Labor WAS the marathon for me – no pain meds and long hours! A major feat!

  2. I go back and forth about the whole running in the morning thing. Sometimes running in the morning is best because I get it done and don’t have to worry about it any more. Then other times I have to literally force myself out the door where if I’d just waited I’d do an enjoyable workout later. I’m not good at workout commitment I guess.

  3. Whaaaat!? That is insane!
    I ran my first marathon last October, and am still trying to talk myself into running another because of all the pain I went through haha. I can NOT imagine having to give birth right after! That can’t be good for the body…

  4. I mean good for her but wow! She is lucky her child came out healthy, that is a little too risky for my liking!

  5. I wish people could just rest while preggo. I think even running sounds a bit risky!

  6. I am a little surprised at the level of controversy over the mom runner. She was 39 weeks — that baby was already developed and as long as she did not overheat or become dehydrated, there was (in my opinion) little harm that her baby could suffer given her already high level of physical ability. If she had been a high risk pregnancy, that’s a completely different story, but she wasn’t and that baby had gone on every run with her for 39 weeks.

    I think I’m in the minority, but I also think back to the days when pregnant settlers walked for weeks, months, etc. to head west. And they did not have modern medical assistance, proper nutrition, proper hydration, etc. Or even to developing countries or tribal people for whom walking 26 miles in a day while pregnant wouldn’t be so shocking. It’s just life.

    This woman had everything they don’t and more plus her doctor’s OK. So maybe I’m off my rocker, but my first thought was not “how stupid” but rather “how wonderful.” The strength of the female body is amazing. Count me as at least one person who was inspired, not horrified.

  7. I’m with Dee – I’m not seeing why this is so controversial. Her Doctor said it was fine, the Chicago Marathon folks didn’t pull her from the course. She walked/ran – from what I read it took her 6.25hrs to finish. People are in labor for way longer than that, and that probably causes more stress to the baby than walking/running.

    I think it’s awesome she was able to accomplish such a feat at 39wks pregnant, good for her!

  8. The only concerns for me are that the race day was kind of warm, and there is evidence that marathoning weakens your heart temporarily. So she went through labor with a weakened heart? Sounds scary. Everyone is different, though, and heck, maybe I’ll go nutzo and consider doing that, too someday.

  9. You and your sneaky titles!! I thought I was going to be an auntie! Don’t do that again :)

    And this sounds crazy to me too. I agree with you.

  10. Good for her; everybody is different. I don’t think 26.2 miles is right for me ever.

  11. Ouch, that bootcamp workout looks brutal. I think I’d love it!

    I totally agree with you on the pregnant marathoner. When I get pregnant I plan to keep running throughout, but at a much lower intensity and distance. Your body is already being challenged by carrying a baby so why add more trauma to it by running that much? Sure, it ended well, but I fear that there are a ton of women out there who will follow in her footsteps and wouldn’t be so lucky (for them or their child).

  12. Ahh. I have seen soo many discussions on the prego woman. I think it was reckless. If something had happened to that baby, everyone would have called her a neglectful mother, it was luck and fortune that brought that child out safely. I read that she was having contractions during the race, so I couldn’t help but wonder what would have happened if she’d given birth at the race.

    On a happy note, I am digging that workout! I’m going to print it out and try it tonight :)

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