Lately, you might have noticed my general absence from the blog as well as Jen’s awesome events and training plans. This is largely because the Lieutenant and I welcomed the new year with great news – we are having a baby!
While I won’t be participating in any events this year, I do intend to stay as active as my body will allow and dedicate my time to being Jen’s greatest cheerleader. She is graciously arranging her training schedule so that Saturday mornings are for easy (very easy) runs. In this way, we can continue our tradition of meeting before the farmer’s market, running, and then shopping. I can’t wait!
I wasn’t always so optimistic and excited about being active throughout my pregnancy. In fact, weeks 7 through about 14 were rough. I was nauseous all day, every day. I had to eat at least every 2 or 3 hours to temporarily alleviate the constant feeling that my stomach was in my throat. Suddenly, I had incredibly strong aversions to foods. To top it off, I was exhausted. I spent most of my spare time sleeping on the sofa. I thought I would never workout again.
Gradually, the nausea started to subside and my energy came back. I was actually inspired to hit the gym. It feels great to be back. Baby and I have been on a few run/walks and they feel great. Of course, they are slower, shorter workouts but still very important. My goal is to continue run/walking and lift weights for as long as I can. If I need to dial back the intensity even more, I’ll swap out some of the running for swimming, indoor biking, or walking.
Looking ahead, the Lieutenant and I already have our B.O.B. Revolution. I have to admit, I am nervous about running with the jogger. I have always wondered how the seemingly superhuman moms fly past me with their joggers. I expect that it is going to be a challenge but I am up for it. Next year, on occasion, baby will join us at the market.