A month ago I mentioned wanting to run the Savin Rock Half Marathon in March, but not having enough time to get into half marathon shape. Since when does extra hard work stop me from doing a race?
Lately in my posts I've talked about how I'm longing for Ironman training and how I feel like everything else just feels boring and short. You've probably been saying... Well why dont' you stop whining about it and do another Ironman, Tami.
I've been talking about this "fluid" race schedule. What does that even mean?
I also mentioned how I wasn't feeling that great for a few weeks, and I was having trouble getting started on my new training plan. Mmmhhhmmmm.
And yesterday I mentioned how I have all of these "needs" which I am working on developing my schedule around.
There is a reason for all of this weirdness….
Surprise! My body has been busy making a human.
I've been dying to tell everyone, but we wanted to wait until we were clear of the first trimester. I'm at the beginning of my 13th week, and this mini triathlete is due September 15th.
For about 5 weeks, right in the middle of which I had planned to start this seasons training plan, I was in bad shape. I was sleeping most of the time (12 hours a night + naps) and the nausea I had was awful and ever lasting. I felt like I had a 5 week hangover from hell. I have a very high tolerance for discomfort, but this was like no energy suck I've ever felt before! My workouts took a hit during that time, and I felt absolutely nothing like myself…which is why I had such a hard time hitting my numbers and getting my training in.
Then once I hit week 10, I bounced back with a vengeance. I started to feel great and ready to work hard. My nausea was gone and my energy returned.
Today we had a genetic screening, everything is looking great.
It was pretty cool to see the baby moving around. At one point it looked like he/she was running in place. You know what that means…
As far as training goes…everything I said about feeling the fire, double sessions, race shopping and being excited…it's all true. I do have a number of races on the books for this season. I plan to race through my second trimester. I'll be doing a few running races (5k's, a 10k, and one half marathon) and a few multi sport races (1 triathlon, 1 duathlon, and 1 biathlon). Of coarse I'm keeping my options "open" just in case I have to change something around.
My blog won't become totally about pregnancy. Obviously since I'm pregnant, yes I'll talk about it more than I would if I wasn't pregnant. But, I'm still a training machine and I'll still be talking about workouts, racing and all the fun that comes with it.
How far along: 13th week
Pounds gained: 6
Cravings: Cheese, Green and Red Peppers, Fresh Juice, Oranges, Cottage Cheese
Aversions: Eggs, Fish
Symptoms: Neeeeed sleeeeep
Gender: I feel like it's a boy
Enjoy your Monday runs everyone!!!