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I am a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, cosleeping, baby led weaning, extended rear facing, eco conscious, married mommy to two beautiful children. They have changed my view on the world we live in. It is now my number 1 goal to make it the best I can for them to grow up in. I find myself always rethinking how I want to live my life and often feel like sharing my findings and thoughts with others. So I guess here's my chance :o) I will talk about topics that interest me. If you dont like them or dont agree, well... there's nothing much I can do!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Running while pregnant

After running the Bluenose Marathon in May, I was on a total high. I loved it! Since it was such a positive experience, I immediately set my next goal: qualify for the Boston Marathon. I tapered tremendously in June while I recovered. July came around and I felt like I crashed. I tired running but just wasn't able to run like I could near the end of my marathon training. I decided to put my Boston dream on hold since I honestly believed that I would not be able to commit the time necessary to achieve my goal. Little did I know, the following week I would find out that I was pregnant.

Funny, the first question many people had for me was what it meant for my running. I had already put my Boston goal in hold so now my only goal with running is to stay fit and healthy. It's also great for my mental clarity. They often say that you can keep training as you were before pregnancy but that you must take precautions. You need to listen to your body. I will not run at the same paces I was back in May but I'm ok with that. 

This upcoming weekend, Keegan and I are running the 10K at the Not Since Moses race. It will be awesome to run together since we haven't in a very long time. I also still have plans to be a pace bunny for Maritime Race Weekend 10k. I can easily run it in under an hour and I'm pacing the 70 minute group so I have plenty of wiggle room to slow down.

Although I will not meet my 2015 goal of 1000 miles (I'm a mile 563), I will keep running as long as I can. We'll see how close I can get!

Did you train regularly during pregnancy?

Saturday, July 25, 2015

So big news... and the biggest change of all!

So last week, I mentioned that there were some big changes coming. Those big changes were all about "REbecoming granola". I wanted to get back to eating whole and organic foods, making our snack foods from scratch, getting rid of excess clutter and simplifying our lives. Well little did I know that life had one more HUGE change for us!

I was just taking a test for the confirmation of a negative. It screamed positive! So we decided to take a digital test to see how far along I was.

3+ weeks gestation
Looking back at my fertility symptoms, 3+ weeks made perfect sense. So here we go with the pregnancy updates along with everything else.

Monday, July 20, 2015

So it's been a while...

So it's been a while. When I first started blogging, I decided to transform my life. I "became granola" as my mom would always say. Made the switch to everything organic and found my inner environmentalist. It was a lot of work but it was great. 

But then over the past year, something shifted. I stopped buying everything organic even though I regretted each purchase. I decided to train for and run a marathon so that took up an incredible amount of time. My priorities never changed but I stopped putting so much effort and energy in important aspects. Well, I'm making more changes. And hoping that blogging about it will make me more accountable to you all. 

Hopefully I haven't lost too many readers. And I hope that some of you will share stories and tips along with me as I get back onto my quest for a healthier life for my family and I.