We Are Here…14 Weeks

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Hello Thursday! Another week on the books!

Anyone else have chocolate milk for breakfast? That stuff is totally running my life.

I've had a really good week of training so far.

Sunday I banged out a 4 mile run in the morning, then took Harper for another 2 miles afterwards. Harper can't quite hang for the whole thing. Being only 5 months old, her attention span is only about 2 miles…on a good day.

On Monday Coach Aubrey came down to visit. We hit the Y for a swim session.

Holy crap!

She said she was just being a good coach, but I'm pretty sure she was trying to kill me. We did a bangin swim workout, which totally got me all fired up. I thought my arms were going to fall off. 
I've been dragging ass in the pool lately, and having a really tough time getting back into swim shape.
The workouts I have been designing are boring and monotonous. Aubrey kicked my butt into gear and it hurt so bad…but felt so good. I miss her weekly ass kickings.

After swimming, these two rockin ladies went to lunch.

Yes, this is a picture from last summer. I was too busy shivering after we got out of the pool to take one Monday.

During lunch we talked about all the things we have in common. Such as…we both have brown hair, we both love swimming, biking and running, we both prefer stretchy pants to regular pants, we both love crepes….oh yea…and that were both pregnant and due the exact same day! What are the odds!

Tuesday and Wednesday I banged out 2 more morning runs…and all was well in the world.

Now on to the weekly check in…

14 weeks and 5 days


Like I was babbling about before…training is fantastic this week. I'm feeling great and following my schedule nicely. I haven't been timing my runs lately because I can feel that I'm running slower than usual. If I start timing them, I'll get all pace crazy, which is not something I need when I'm working out two cardiovascular systems at a time.


I am hungry. Luckily I've maintained a healthy diet for most of my adult life, so nutritious foods are something I really love. No, I haven't totally kicked the grains, like I wanted.
I made some homemade tortillas on Sunday night, which were extremely delicious. And yesterday I smeared some jalapeno hummus on a plain flatbread, and topped it with spinach and red peppers. They were both delicious and I don't even feel bad about it.

Since becoming pregnant I do want treats more often than I did prior. Prior to getting pregnant, the thought of sweets made me want to die. I just didn't like them. Now I let myself have a little sweet deliciousness every now and again.


Daily my clothes are getting tighter and tighter…yet I'm not fitting into the maternity tanks I bought. Now that I'm back into a normal training routine, and because my poking belly is taking a little bit of a shape, the self conscious feeling that I had been battling with, is dwindling away.

Things I'm looking forward to:

Getting past this awkward stage where nothing fits. Also, getting back into swim shape.

Pounds Gained: Still 6

Cravings: All the milk.

Aversions: Still fish

Things I need to get off my chest: I ate a smore on Monday morning before my workout. And a cupcake my sister made on Tuesday morning.

Symptoms: The peeing is killing me. When you are pregnant you pee often because of the pressure your uterus puts on your bladder, but also because of one of the pregnancy hormones. I get up about 6 times a night. And during runs…after about 3 miles I have to take a bathroom break. It's maddening. I can't imagine how much worse this is going to get.

Feelings on delivery: I don't have any yet.

Things I'm excited about: Aubrey and I being two pregnant ladies racing together.

Things I'm nervous about: I keep waking up on my stomach. I don't think you're supposed to do that after the first trimester.

Happy Thursday Everyone.


  1. The peeing gets worse (and when you sneeze or laugh too)
    Wife is a stomach sleeper too. Body pillow under the belly and sleeping half side/stomach worked well....first pregnancy she slept on our chaise lounge with pillows all around her.

    Is it weird that a dude is giving pregnancy advice? LOL

    1. Haha. I think it's awesome that a dude is giving me pregnancy advice! I'll take all I can get!!!

      I need to get one of those pillows!!!!

    2. Yup....she used a throw pillow up until about 6 months....then the uncomfortableness(sp) was enough for a full on body pillow.


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