W5D4 PP – First run!

Went for my first run today since being preggo. Heck, since being seven months preggo! I know it’s not quite six weeks yet… but I took it slow and paid lots of attention to my body. It went super well! I ran about two miles, and slow. I was especially paying attention to any pressure…

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Postpartum – W2D5 – Deflated

Deflated. That describes how I’m feeling in every meaning of the word. My belly is flat (-ish) and squishy. It kind of sags inward around the belly button. Pregnant, it was round, plump, and firm. Postpartum it can barely hold itself up. Someone opened the valve to my energy and let it all out. Like…

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W38D4 – Waiting game

It’s been a while since I’ve written. We moved at 35 weeks. It was planned basically since the positive pregnancy test! But that didn’t make it any easier to curb my nesting instincts 😉 The last few weeks I’ve FINALLY been able to go crazy cleaning, organizing, and unpacking. It’s been great! We moved to…

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W37D5 – Sports

I’m finally in my last month of pregnancy. I feel big, tired, and ready to not be pregnant. Like just about any preggo in her ninth month. Ha! Many of my favorite sports I’ve put on hold for now, or else slowed waaay down: – Bouldering: stopped at two months (doctor’s orders) – Aerials: stopped…

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W36D2 – last month

Yesterday was 36 weeks. One more week and I’m full term! I’m scared and excited. Pregnancy books the first eight months talk all about the symptoms you can expect, how you might be feeling, tips n tricks to ease discomfort, etc. Month nine? They talk about delivery. “Here are signs of labor!” “How to prep…

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W31D6 – sunset

I’m watching a beautiful sunset, which is the sunset of my Life so far. Looking back on the Day brings satisfaction and contentment. I think of all the activities enjoyed and rites of passage experienced which can only come during the daytime. There’s plenty to look back on and smile about, and mine feels like…

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W31D7 – End of Running

I have a confession to make, and it pains me to say it. I think I’m done with running for the rest of pregnancy. I am HEARTBROKEN. I really wanted to keep running until giving birth. But realistically I just don’t know if my body can handle it. The issue is my hip flexors. I…

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W31D4 – ACTION SHOT

ACTION SHOT of me cruisin’ up a 5.10c at the gym! I’ve got my awesome full-body harness, and you can see my belly poking out near the wall. You know what’s started happening the last couple weeks? My belly keeps me from getting close enough to the wall! On chimneys like this it’s not so…

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W31D2 – Third tri climbing

Still going strong today with rock climbing! My harness as you can see is still working marvelously. I will say that I had to loosen the shoulder straps a bit now that my belly is bulging up past my ribcage. And I have had some squishing while getting lowered. Nothing too bad, but I hope…

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W30D6 – Body acceptance

It’s been a while since I wrote about aerials. Well, that’s because something happened. I took a fall. It wasn’t from very high up, and that’s why aerialists always have a thick pad underneath. But I became unlooped from the fabric in a way I shouldn’t have and hit the ground very unexpectedly. It freaked…

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W29D7 – Run and Bike

Tomorrow I’m gonna try TWO workouts in one day: my usual six-mile ride to work plus a four-mile lunchtime run. I’m a little nervous because I’m usually pretty tired just from one of those. But I’d like to try for both – after all, I’m not one to turn down a workout 😉 So here…

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W29D3 – Braxton Hicks

Had my first labor dream last night. Also my first Braxton Hicks contraction! Kinda freaked me out TBH. It felt like a low-level menstrual cramp but was strong enough to wake me up. From said dream of being in labor! So *of course* 2am me started worrying about going into labor early. I got a…

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W28D6 – Tired

I’m tired. I’ve been reading a few other blogs from super outdoorsy ladies keeping up their fave sports while preggo. And something happens right around the third trimester in every. single. one: they tone back their exercise. They quit writing as much. In a nutshell, they take a giant step back from Life. Wow, third…

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10k @28 weeks

I ran a 10k today! At 28 weeks pregnant 🙂 It was awesome. The first two miles, my feet and hips were achy and I was worried about running the full 6.2. Was I stressing my ligaments? Would my pelvis become injured? Were my feet getting stretched out? Do I really need to run this…

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W27D2 – Trail running

Went for a 4-mile run today with a Belly Band. It totally helped! The last run I did (couple weeks ago) was a bit tough. I made it maybe 1.5-2 miles before getting some awful side cramps. It felt like my insides were jostling together with every step. I ended up having to stop and…

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