This has been a great running week and I am going to continue to soak it up. I woke up feeling energetic (this whole daily napping for an hour + is working miracles) and I had a new episode of Biggest Loser to watch. The makeover episode always gives me goosebumps even though it felt like it was 80 degrees in our home gym (aka the closet in the back of our house).
I am not weighing myself while pregnant but I am making sure that I am eating more than enough to fuel my pregnancy and my running. I have been following this: (Source: Runner’s World Guide to Running and Pregnancy)
So technically eating ice cream twice a day and 4 lbs of cheese a week is actually necessary for me right now:)
Speaking of cheese……
I have something to tell you about Billy but I don’t want you to judge him or think he is weird okay? (I have gotten really good at sneak picture taking)
Billy does not know how to eat string cheese properly. Since I have become an expert in the science of string cheese eating, I know best. Billy just bites directly into the cheese which is incorrect. It takes out all the fun! Good thing my love for him is unconditional.
Since my body is changing big time I have noticed that my running form is going down the drain. Certain areas of my body have become a lot heavier causing me to hunch over a bit and so the last few days I have been really trying to focus on going back to the basics and focusing on my form. Reenactment of my recent running form- PS I need a brush.
Pretty good timing Runner’s World (May 2012) to include an article all about what should be going on head to toe while running.
I am kind of mad at them for including a picture of a donut to make me crave it all day long.
From the article:
-Eyes: Get your torso to relax by focusing your gaze on the horizon. Raising your eyes will naturally straighten your posture, making you run taller and engaging stability muscles from your core to your hips.
-Arms: Relax shoulders and arms by keeping hands at waist level, not pumping around your chest. Bend arms at a 90-degree angle, swing them straight forward and backward and relax hands.
-Torso: Stay centered. Newbies tend to lean too far forward and take long strides that cause each footfall to act like a brake against the body’s momentum. Run tall, look up, shorten your stride and your feet will land beneath your center of gravity. This saves energy and reduces impact forces on knees and ankles.
-Step Fast: When you take long, slow steps, all of your body weight comes down on each foot strike. Speeding up your running cadence (taking more steps per minutes) applies less weight for each step.
What would be in your dream home gym? Do you have a home gym? Is that something that you really want in the future?
What are you currently working on in terms of running or your workouts? Do you need to work on your running form at all?
If you could have ONE food sitting in front of you (for you to eat) right this second what would it be?
-An entire pineapple all to myself or a donut. Both would be best.