I officially hit the 20 week mark this past Wednesday and I would like to think that it’s all downhill from here but I know that’s not the case. I have a feeling that I just went downhill and the next 20 weeks will all be uphill. Good thing I like hills.
19-and-a-half week bump shot. We were going to a wedding. A little different from my pre-run, no make-up bump shots.
It has been a busy 2 weeks since I last posted. Let’s see…we went on vacation. My parents celebrated their 50th (!) wedding anniversary earlier this year and we celebrated by taking them to the Outer Banks for a week.
I got a nice surprise while on vacation – I was selected to be part of the 2013-2014 Oiselle Team! To be honest, I was shocked to be selected since I fully disclosed that I was 9 weeks pregnant on my application and would be doing minimal racing this year. Thank you, Oiselle!
Demonstrating the stretching capabilities of Oiselle’s Winona tank
The biggest news happened this past Tuesday – I passed my personal trainer certification test! To say I’m relieved and running around a little lighter (as light as I can be at the moment) is an understatement. This was something I always wanted to do but always put off.
One of my new favorite quotes…
I felt like I had a gap in knowledge being a running coach. I know a lot about running and training but strength training? Not so much. I got my certification through NASM, which is huge on movement inefficiencies and muscle imbalances. This is why I went with them (versus NSCA and ASCM); realizing it would be the perfect “addition” to my running coach certification and knowledge.
In the short term I plan on using my PT certification immediately with my running clients. Long term? I haven’t decided yet…but I definitely plan on using it in a greater capacity. I plan on doing a full post devoted to how I studied, etc. since I found similar posts helpful when I was beginning the process.
Have a great weekend!