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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, August 26, 2015

Week 8-9 of pregnancy.

Pretty uneventful :)

It's been incredibly difficult to get out and practice my 10ks in preparation for pacing Maritime Race Weekend. Keegan has been away for most of it and our province has decided to enter a wicked heat wave. Super high humidity makes it already very warm before the sun even rises. I did manage to get in a 5k one morning with my favorite little guy. Hitting a pot hole at the end may have ruined our jogging stroller. I'll definitely have to look into that a bit more. 

I got accepted into the midwife program here in the city! I had added my name to the list too late when I was pregnant with Zachary. Still went on to rock my vbac though. This time around, I am trying to avoid an induction so taming that sneaky high blood pressure will be a big goal. Since we got pregnant on my 2nd post pregnancy cycle, my ovulation date is 100% known. I'm confident of my dates give or take a day so I'm eager to see if an early dating ultra sound will agree with it.

Amazing to realize that this pregnancy is already a quarter of the way done. It's going to go by so quickly!

Monday, August 10, 2015

2 great weeks of running pregnant (weeks 6 & 7)

Although baby is the size a small pea and a blueberry, it sure knows how to suck the energy out of me.

Week 6 (18km) - Managed to get in 2 runs. Decided to join some guys from my marathon clinic and run a couple hills. They were running 9 hills I believe (they are both currently training for an upcoming full marathon) so I knew right from the start that I was not going to run as many as them. I ran 4. They were hard. And the weather was hot and humid. But the guys were nice and waited for me at the top of each one since I was obviously running them much slower than I was used to.

Then there was Not Since Moses. Back in the spring, I won registration for the race through a #runatcan twitter party hosted by @RunAtCan . Were it not for that, we never would have gone. It was a FANTASTIC run! We hung out with @RunAtCan and Shannon (@okanaganflower) before the race started. Probably my most challenging to date (even harder than my full marathon!) but it was a definite favorite. The small rocks, sand, mud, water, boulders... it was all great! I almost twisted both ankles but managed to stay up on both feet the whole time!
Keegan and I with Moses. About 1km left of the race.

Week 7 (20km) - Again, 2 runs. First was on a beautiful evening. After supper, decided to just go out and run down the hill along the water. Nice and simple.

Then my first long run in over a month. The temperature was supposed to be lower so I got things ready for an early morning 15k. I am pacing the 70 minute 10k group at Maritime Race Weekend so I really had to practice keeping a steady 7min/km pace. Worked out perfectly!

Managed to log in 84km in the month of July. Really need to step up my nutrition game. I'm still finding myself pretty tired. I'm sure that food is having an effect on that. Now that summer is slowly coming to an end it will be much easier for me to organize and stick to a meal plan.

Did you find it tough to get into a routine in early pregnancy?