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From Counting Miles to Counting Steps

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I know. I said I would update more often. But truthfully, I've physically started writing a blog post at least 4 times, only to get discouraged and not post. "Fit pregnancy" has been hard, ya'll.

First I had really low blood pressure in the first trimester. That has thankfully gotten better, but then I started to get a pain in what felt like a groin muscle pull that radiated up into my back. Come to find out, this is something that many pregnant women experience (even non-runners). It's called pelvic girdle pain, and it might not go away until after the baby is born.

I'm pretty disappointed. I was talking to my mom about it over the phone and I found myself crying when I told her I might just have to stop running after I had a particularly painful run that morning. This might have been mostly because of hormones.. but still a huge disappointment!

So I've had to adjust my expectations. Again. I had this idea that I would tally up all the miles that I had r…

Preggo Week 17

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Hmm. I'm not sure it's realistic for me to go back to blogging every week. I might switch to bi-weekly soon, but we'll see! Week 17 is almost over. I did run a couple times this week and it felt... good.. except that my bladder feels just kind of funny during the run. Kind of like something is sitting on it and causing some pressure. No idea why that would be. #saracasm But the good news is that I don't experience this at all while biking, so I might be doing a little more of that.

I did get my two sessions of lifting in! I was cautioned by my doctor to not try to lift more weight than I already was. Just to maintain, since apparently it's really easy to injure muscles and tendons during pregnancy (everything is more stretchy to prepare the the huge amount of stretch that will happen to my torso).

I did do pretty well on my goals and I think I'm going to continue to keep these basic goals every week for now.

Yoga x 1 hour (check! did this on Sunday)
Lifting x 2…

Pregnancy: Week 16

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James and I just got back from a really nice weekend up at Kalaloch beach. We went to a first-come, first-serve basis campsite, and luckily got a spot around noon on the 3rd. So thankful that the Army decided to give James the 3rd and 4th off, because it worked out really well with my work schedule and got us there before the rush. Our spot was so prime that a guy came up to me within 10 seconds of me getting out of the tent on the morning of the 4th to ask if we planned on staying that night (I know, super peaceful wake-up, right?). Luckily, the next morning was a lot more quiet after the fireworks so we still had a relaxing stay.

How was camping while pregnant? Well, I didn't have to pee until about 5am both nights there, so I would call that a pregnancy-win! And during the day, we pretty much just hung out at the beach. It was a little chilly, but we (really, James) built a couple driftwood fires that warmed us up.


So how as running been going? I've never been very good at …

What I Didn't Expect: First Trimester

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I'm officially 12 weeks along today. My little bit of morning sickness that I had is subsiding. I'm now able to go grocery shopping and cook without feeling sick to my stomach! I am pretty sure that my husband is as happy as I am about that. I'm not officially at the end of the first tri, but I think the hardest part of it are over (the higher risk, the morning sickness etc). Here are the things I didn't expect:
I didn't expect to be so tired. I'm struggling at work. Especially in the afternoon. Staying focused enough to actually work on my projects has become a daily challenge. And not drinking coffee isn't helping either (see #2). I hope this is something that improves going into the 2nd trimester. I didn't expect to, all the sudden, despise coffee. A cup or so a day of coffee is perfectly fine during pregnancy. I was set on keeping up my habit. Then one day around 6 weeks or so, I felt completely repulsed by it. I don't miss it. You don't ne…

Running (for two!)

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I haven't been blogging for a while. My husband got back from his deployment at the end of 2012 and life settled down and got wonderfully boring. In the back of my mind, I still remembered my little blog. I thought to myself.. maybe when we decide to have a baby... it would be fun to blog about being pregnant and running. And just.. being pregnant.

So anyway.. I'm happy to announce that we're having a baby!

I haven't felt very sick. I don't have a baby bump yet. Am I pregnant or is this just a little virus that makes me feel a little sick all all the time and happens to also make my boobs big and sore? It was such a relief to go in for the ultra sound and see that there was actually a baby in there. With a little heartbeat. That was moving.

It feels more real now. Though still slightly unbelievable. I'm really excited to share this adventure with you.

<3 Amy

Keep on praying. Keep on running.