If you have ever run a half-marathon, you know the training, preparation, hard work, and nerves that go into it. Yes, I admit to being guilty to saying the phrase “oh, I just ran a half”. However, the more I think about it, the more annoyed I get with myself. Continue reading
Running while pregnant is so very different than non-pregnant running. I have had to shift my train of thought and purpose of running in the past 5 months, but it has been a welcomed change.
Please consult with your doctor prior to weight lifting if you are new to it, or if anything feels abnormal. Most women who exercised prior to pregnancy are perfectly safe (and encouraged) to exercise throughout pregnancy.
Did you happen to watch the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles on Saturday? I was glued to the television. I was rooting for Meb to win, or at least be top three and of course my idol, Kara … Continue reading
It was another beautiful week in Ottumwa so I took advantage of it and went for a run. Anytime it is 45 degrees in February I am going to be outside.
I’ve heard from about everyone I know (who has been pregnant) that I will start to feel awesome in trimester two. It hasn’t happened yet! I’m in the midst of week 16 and still suffer from the nausea. Although the nausea has subsided dramatically, it still has a big impact on my exercise and ability to eat.
Do you make resolutions each year? I actually don’t, not because I am afraid of now keeping them, I’ve just never made “real” resolutions. I think last year my resolution was to walk Charlie more. I successfully did do that, two walks a day all summer! Continue reading
Yesterday was the first time in weeks that I felt good when I woke up. It was amazing. I spent the morning reading and texting with Kelly while she is in Europe.
I realize I haven’t posted since late November, and that is a little ridiculous. It’s not that I have forgotten about posting, I have just not been feeling well. I have not gone for a run or swim since the … Continue reading
Most people call me and my friends crazy when we run this race each year, but we have an absolute blast! Even though the terrain was snow covered, it was much warmer than last year (12 degrees!).