5.16.2010

Ouch

I basically haven't exercised for the past 3 months.  I considered it a remarkable feat just to make it out of bed, to work, and then back to bed again.  I occasionally went to a yoga class, and I was forced to do plenty of moving around while at school (we're in the midst of Dance Festival practice) but that was about it.  I just didn't have the energy.

Now I am in this blessed time called The Second Trimester and my energy is slowly creeping back to me.  But after this weekend, I might go back to just lying on the couch all the time!  On Friday we had a school 5k called the Fun Run.  It's been a school tradition for 30 years and everyone gets really excited about it.  Despite the fact that the last time I ran was a 5k in October I decided to run it with my kids.  I felt great while running and had a lot of fun yelling at my kids that they better beat their teacher (which only 2 of them did- lazy bums.)  But as soon as the run was over I realized that I still had to teach the rest of the day- yikes.  It was a long day and all I wanted to do was curl up and take a nap.  I think I did take a little nap during an assembly we had- one student said he saw my eyes closed for a minute, oops!  I was incredibly sore the next morning so it was definitely impossible for us to go on a hike like we had been planning.  But somehow Bryan convinced me that it would be fun to go on a bike ride.  So, we rode to Bridal Veil Falls on the Provo River Trail, which was beautiful and we had a lot of fun. 

Unfortunately, all of my fun this weekend has made me unable to move this morning.  From my waist down everything aches.  I think I'll let myself slowly ease back into exercise from now on.

My class all ready to start the race. 

4 comments:

Janssen said...

Wow, you are impressive!

Court said...

GO YOU!!!...and ditto to the last comment--I'm soooooooo impressed!!!

Judi said...

Yeah, I always try to exercise while I am pregnant, and then I just give up and gain 40+ pounds! I love tuesday nights too! Mike goes and plays basketball and I just put William to bed, nurse the baby, and enjoy the best night of t.v.!

Kirsten Sue said...

First of all congrats on being pregnant! And don't worry about the exercise. I remember I was at my second trimester in the spring too and I felt so guilty for not running. I can't believe you did a 5k. Amazing!