Just over three months ago, I wrote earlier that Toyota did a shoot in St. Louis, Missouri. Since then, Toyota has created several different commercials with the Team Toyota athletes. The commercials all have a different message; whether it be a training tip, motivational tip or words of encouragement. Sometimes all you need is a little extra motivation to get the most out of your workout!
I am down to the final two weeks of my pregnancy (unless she decided to hang out a little longer than her expected due date!). Every day, I can tell that she is getting bigger and is has less room to move around my stomach! It’s so surreal that I will be able to hold her in my arms in just a short amount of time.
I have been feeling good and still been able to get in some aerobic exercise. I typically get in around 3000meters of swimming, 30 min on the elliptical, 20 min of strength training (Monday/Wed/Fri/Sat) and on Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday an 60-90 min on the bike trainer. I adjust day to day with how I am feeling, but it does feel good to continue to move the body. It’s been also nice to spend the summer doing things I have not had the opportunity to do over the past ten years while I have been racing. I took a trip to Innsbrook resort in St. Louis, MO, been able to hang out at the pool for pure leisure swimming and not training, and watch other’s race while I have been a spectator! Nate has been doing several local races in the area and I have been on camera duty! I has been a nice switch and a relaxing change of pace. Next weekend Nate is racing the 5150 at the Innsbrook resort. We plan on being there (as long as the baby doesn’t make an early arrival!).
Nate and I had the chance to take some pictures around the farm. We look forward to sharing the maternity pictures with our daughter some day!
I hope everyone is having a great start to their summer! Stay cool and race hard!