This weekend I got back in the saddle- with a full swim workout Saturday and a spin class Sunday. 1200 yards was no big deal for me to complete in the pool and I made it through an entire hour long spin class with only one cool-down/bathroom break.
As I swam, I wondered if there will come a point in my pregnancy that I will only want to be in the water because it’s the only place left that my body feels normal. Quite possibly, but luckily that hasn’t happened yet. My stamina in the water is great and this was my third of four 1200 yard workouts before I up my yardage again.
I haven’t worked out next to a friend in quite a while, so it was a real treat when I walked into the Y Sunday morning and found GC on her way into the same spin class! We chose bikes in the back near the fan and chatted sporadically throughout the class, catching up on our weeks. I was conscious to maintain my rpm with whatever the instructor suggested but kept minimal weight on the wheel so I wouldn’t overheat. I checked my heart rate the old fashioned way periodically since my heart rate monitor conveniently stopped working right when I got pregnant! I finished the class in good form and enjoyed a quick stretch before coming home to make pancakes.
Today was a “getting stuff done” day, so I carried groceries, mopped up the muddy landing outside our kitchen and planted flowers in the front pots. It doesn’t look like I’m going to have time for my weight training DVD, but holding up my violin while practicing counts for something, right?