7:00 AM: Supersets + Weights – COMPLETED
Yesterday was the lottery drawing for the NYC Marathon, which is the first Sunday in November.
I know; what was I thinking? Putting my name in the lottery when I’ll be delivering the baby mid to late June possibly. I won’t be able to run till 4-6 weeks after (or 8 if I get a c-section), giving me maybe two months of training? Yeah, that’s not good. Not good at all. So why would I put my name in the lottery? There are three ways to get into the NYC marathon. (1) Run nine of the NYRR races + volunteer for 1; (2) Run for Charity; or in my case (3) Put your name in the lottery three consecutive years, paying a $12.00 non-rechargeable fee each year and if you don’t get in all three years you sign up, you are guaranteed the following year. With that said, I was not chosen for the 2011 lottery drawing. WOO HOO! I’ll be running the NYC Marathon in 2012.
I wanted to run this race at least ONCE, so 2012 is the lucky year. Some fun facts: I’ll be 32-years old, Baby Sanchez will be 17-months old, Courtney says if she’s not pregnant with baby #2, she will run most of it with me. She’s ran NYC Marathon a few times, so she’s familiar with the course.
I was really relieved when I didn’t get in. I was hopeful I’d get in last year because I knew we wanted to try for a baby, but it’s a good thing I didn’t get in. I would have been 7-weeks pregnant and boy, oh boy was I experiencing some morning sickness/vomiting at that time.
On another pregnancy related note, while I was at my OB/GYN’s waiting room yesterday, I brought along my Fit Pregnancy magazine and read an interesting article (and I know this only pertains to one study, but I still found it interesting):
A Better Birth Weight: A moderate-intensity exercise routine, especially the second half of pregnancy, gives your baby a better chance for a healthier birth weight, according to a study of 84 healthy-weight, first-time moms. Starting at week 20 of pregnancy, half the women did 40 minutes of stationary cycling five days a week until about week 36; the others didn’t exercise. The exercising moms’ babies averages 7 pounds, 8 ounces at birth; the sedentary moms’ averaged 7 pounds 13 ounces. Researches speculate that exercise helps “normalize” the fetus’s nutrient supply. Newborns who weigh more than 8 1/2 pounds are a higher risk for being overweight or obese in childhood.
Again, this is based on just one study. My girlfriend was very healthy and worked out a ton during her pregnancy. Her baby girl was over 8 pounds and so I don’t think that it means that her baby is at risk for being overweight or obese in childhood.
What do you think?