= inFrequently Asked Questions
in case you were wondering, my inbox is not flooded daily with reader emails. during a heavy week, i’ll get a handful, and some weeks my blog gmail account pretty much lies fallow, save for a few bulletin board updates + twitter alerts. when i do get questions/comments i always [i hope] respond, but sometimes it takes me a few days. i’ll still respond, but i’d also post a few recent Q&A in case others were wondering.
plus, to be completely honest i’m not sure how many minutes are left during this nap and this should be a quick post!
1. what do those cryptic letters mean in your workout plan?
E = easy [for me, currently 10:20 – 10:30 pace. i know — i might break the sound barrier soon.]
W = walk
so, 2W / 4x (8E + 1W) = 2 minutes walking, then repeat the following set four times –> 8 minutes easy and 1 minute walk
these workouts are from the fitness section of daniels running formula, which is one of my favorite training guides. i knew i’d have to put myself on some kind of plan to avoid increasing too quickly. this will hopefully rein in my enthusiastic intentions and allow me to build up speed + endurance gradually — and safely.
2. all of this motherhood stuff — is it what you would thought it would be like?
3. what do you mean return maternity clothes?
[from yesterday’s list]
someone asked me this and i realized i might have given the impression that i was headed back to the store with a bunch of unworn [or worn!?] gear. i borrowed a TON of stuff from my sister-in-law and her best friend, and want to send it back — i’m dying for the closure and the closet space! they’re in miami so hopefully by the time i get pregnant a second time [assuming . . .] i can just pop over and borrow them again 🙂
4. i’m trying to get pregnant and currently run XYZ miles/week. my BMI is healthy but on the lower end. do you really really think that this makes a difference? what if my doctor doesn’t agree?
i am just a case study, and the truth is i’ll NEVER KNOW if perhaps i would have magically ovulated with letrozole [femara] with higher mileage and a lower BMI. but there is certainly some evidence that ovulatory dysfunction is much more common in habitual exercisers and may be affected by body fat stores. as i’ve written before, i think it’s a very variable thing from person to person. however, i am not the only one that shares a similar story — with a happy ending.
i do know that i could care less from this vantage point that i had to make those changes, and i’d do it again in a heartbeat.