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Being 7.5 months pregnant, I’ve been feeling really out of touch with my running world and a little bummed about it,  and worried I’ll have a hard time getting back into it. Then my Running friend Lucas McAneney goes and runs the Houston Marathon this past weekend and does a PB of 2:18 and change,  finishing 15th and I feel so happy and amazed and all of the emotions,  and I can’t wait to get back to running and I know I’ll be just fine!
Read Lucas’ race report here: http://lucaslongrun.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/houston-marathon-post-race-report/

25w3d pregnant and I’m still puking my guts out if I try to (our accidentally) come off the medication. Not cool.

Water Running

While at the pool today I thought I’d try out some water running. I quickly realized I had no idea what I was supposed to be doing. Do we kick to the back? Do we raise the knees? Do we move around? Stay in one spot? Is there proper form? Does it matter?

I spent about 15 solid minutes running in the water. All I know is my legs got tired and ayer 25 more minutes of swimming, I’m now home and in need of a serious nap! So, I must have done something right!

Any tips would be welcome!

It was such a perfect day out today so we took the dog for a hike. I hit almost 7000 steps for the day which is the most I’ve done in weeks! It was great!

It was such a perfect day out today so we took the dog for a hike. I hit almost 7000 steps for the day which is the most I’ve done in weeks! It was great!

Swimming!

You people are brilliant! I’m actually a little embarrassed I didn’t think of that, but I blame baby brain, which is a legit thing I tell you.
So I went for my first swim (in a long time) today and it was wonderful. It was me and a pill full of senior citizen and I grabbed a pool noodle and owned it! 50 minutes of paddling and kicking around. It felt great. My whole body felt like it got a work out but it didn’t feel overly difficult and I felt no pain anywhere!
On my way out I canceled my full gym membership and switched it over to a much cheaper pool only pass. Which also helps the bank account and no income thing.
I hope to go 2-3 times each week and hope to be able to go for as long as possible.
Who knows, maybe I’ll even make some senior friends!

I haven’t posted a selfie in a while.

I haven’t posted a selfie in a while.

My hips are crying this morning. Maybe stairs wasn’t a great idea. Back to the drawing board on ways to stay active while pregnant and it’s freezing cold outside.
Suggestions welcome.

Bumps and I climbed stairs tonight.
Today was my last day of work. It was a little bit busy and a little bit, or a lot of bit, annoying. So, I didn’t get our for a walk during daylight hours, and by the time I did get our to walk the dog it was quite cold with no sunlight. She humored me for about 15 minutes and then insisted we go back inside. 
So as not to give up on my daily commitment to 30 minutes of activity on only day 3, I came in and started climbing up and down the stairs. 
I get pretty winded doing stairs now, so the key was slow and steady and to focus on breathing, but I did 15 minutes of stair climbing. 
30 minutes of daily activity accomplished!

Bumps and I climbed stairs tonight.

Today was my last day of work. It was a little bit busy and a little bit, or a lot of bit, annoying. So, I didn’t get our for a walk during daylight hours, and by the time I did get our to walk the dog it was quite cold with no sunlight. She humored me for about 15 minutes and then insisted we go back inside.

So as not to give up on my daily commitment to 30 minutes of activity on only day 3, I came in and started climbing up and down the stairs.
I get pretty winded doing stairs now, so the key was slow and steady and to focus on breathing, but I did 15 minutes of stair climbing.

30 minutes of daily activity accomplished!

Well firing up the old fit bit did help me to be more active today. I went out around lunch for a walk. No purpose but to be active and move my body and get some steps in. A solid half hour walk.
We’ll try this again tomorrow.