Thursday, December 17, 2009

Things no one mentioned

Hello Week 22. Its goes so fast, yet so slow at the same time. It's kind of like college...or training for a marathon.

I'm not really complaining, but there are these crazy things going on with my body that no one really seems to talk about. It's always the "morning sickness" and "being tired" people talk about. No one seems to mention the every couple hours you wake up at night to either pee, or just stare at the clock. I guess sleep deprivation starts before you have the baby! Must be mother natures nasty joke to get you prepared. Also, I was greeted this week with a re-visit of morning sickness (aka. all day sickness). When I lay on my back I can't breath. Apparently something is pushing up on my lungs. I walk like a duck. I guess I waddle....and this is due to my hips and pelvis being so freakin' sore. What's that all about? Running is just plain funny. Yes, I run...I start slow and pick it up as I loosen up, but I think I waddle weather or not I know it. Ahhh...the joys.

So, today some of the employees were informed I was pregnant. I guess they figured it out by the way I walked. I just had to laugh. I tried to hide it for a while because they are all men that tend to act funny about dealing with a pregnant women (or women in general really). I'm not the one who told them...but at least they know and I don't have to keep wearing the same 3 extra drapey shirts to work anymore. My belly has popped out and I don't care to try and hide it anymore. Oh the liberation :)

On the running front, last week was a bit rough because I was feeling sick and work was crazy, but I got in 22 miles over 5 days and did some biking, pilates, core & stretching. I'm feeling pretty darn good physically (other then the above listed pregnancy symptoms). This week was a rough start, but I've kept up pretty well. The goal is to keep physically in shape. I'm not looking to break any mileage records or times, just stay in good, physical shape without breaking myself down in any way. My runs were between 4-5 miles. I'll be happy to keep then all between 4-6 and between 20-25 miles per week with the respective cross training and core. I do have to admit, running is a little harder for me then I anticipated. I didn't think my hips, back, and pelvis would be so bothersome at this point. Running actually helps loosen it up, but it's never completely loose. O well.....I'm doing what I can. It won't be forever. Soon enough I'll be wishing I had an excuse to back down a bit from all the training.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Take the good with the bad

Maybe I'm not keeping as up to date with my blog as I would like, but I think about writing often. It's the thoughts that counts right? Maybe not.

So the last few weeks have seen some progress with my groin. After 5 weeks cross training, trying to unsuccessfully run a few steps, and much pouting, I finally was able to get out and run/walk 4 miles for a week which built up to 4 miles of running. Horrah! My groin pain is minimal and getting better each day. I'm just happy that I can run. I feel like an old lady waddling around the streets, but my body is getting used to it again. I'm just a few pounds heavier and a bit more front heavy....and I can completely tell while I'm running. I'm just wondering if it's something I'll get used to, or if it's just something I'll have to deal with.

Last weekend I made a trip out to Lakewood for the Reindeer Run 5K. It was cold, but I met up with 8 other fantastic ladies. The best part was that 4 others were pregnant! How great is that? It's like a mini support group. The "race" went well. I averaged about 8 minute pace comfortably. Not bad considering the past few weeks and the pregnancy I suppose. To make the morning even better, we headed to the Original Pancake House. The wait was long, and I was ready to eat the carpet, but it was well worth the wait. What a selection! I had the best Cinnamon Raisin Pancakes! My Garmin took me took me on some odd route home, but I made it and was completely pooped out. It was a great day that I very much needed though.

So in the "gotta me kidding me" news, I'm sitting here at work, while my parents are in Florida only to have our main set-up guy come in and tell me he found another job and is starting Monday. I'm like " are you serious? you're giving us only 3 days notice?" Talk about a pile of poo that just got shoveled onto me in an instant. Seriously, I'm going to scream! Argh. I had to get the off my chest.

So anyway, I'm currently almost 21 weeks and everything is going really well. We had an ultrasound on Friday and found out we are having a BOY! I'm so excited, and even more excited about the fact that everything looked healthy. I feel like a blimp, but I know that there is much, much, much more to come. I'm just hoping it goes fast!!!

The weather is taking a turn for the bad, but I'm not going to complain too much as we had an amazing fall. I just wish I wasn't stuck on the cross training stuff for 5 of those weeks. I'm hoping to build up my running a bit more and get to a steady routine mixed in with cross training and yoga. Something had to keep to sane!