As I knew I wouldn't get out for a run at the weekend, I returned to the gym at lunchtime on Friday and did 25 minutes on the treadmill. Officially, it's a 20 minute limit during peak time but I decided that shouldn't include warm up/cool down when there were free treadmills for other gym goers. I like to think that what I'm doing now pregnant is 'reverse intervals'; I run at a normal, comfortable pace until I realise my heart rate is getting a bit high, then I slow right down until my breathing returns to normal, then up the speed again.
I started to get a bit twitchy yesterday, so opted to do an exercise DVD in the spare room. I've owned Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred for some time, but never made it to the third workout before - so that's what I opted for. The dumbell exercises don't do much for me (I only have 2kg weights at home!) but the body weight exercises were interesting - I've never done travelling press ups before! The Up/Down Plank was also a new exercise (as seen on Oxygen's site - http://www.oxygenmag.com/Training/Articles/Up-and-Down-Plank.aspx ).