Thursday, June 16, 2011

Still going :)

I'm having a nice time being back in running mode. My feet feel much better and I've been going out most days with Thomas in the jogger. Sure, I'm not doing the mileage that I'm used to but I'm staying active in this pregnancy which is more than I can say for my last pregnancy! I've been so lucky and blessed that this little one seems to be growing perfectly so far. And I've been feeling really good. A little tired but that might just because I'm trying to keep up with a 2 year old! :)

My runs have usually only been about 1-2 miles followed by a 2 mile walk. Today I felt really good and had a little extra bounce in my step. I decided to run a 5k on my own. And I did it! My time was 36:47 which isn't breaking any records considering my best time in a 5k race has been a little over 29 minutes. But, when I ran that race I wasn't pushing a jogger and I wasn't over 4 months pregnant!

And I have some news....we found out last week that we're having a BOY! I couldn't be more thrilled. And of course our first thought when they told us was how our Disney trips will be so much easier just having to do Pirate stuff and not any Princess stuff!

I'm 17 weeks tomorrow. It's going fast! I guess I just don't have much time to think about pregnancy with a little guy around!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

an injury! and i'm not even training!

Here I am 15 1/2 weeks pregnant and doing pretty well the last couple of weeks as far as getting in some exercise, and in particular, some good runs. Sure, my runs are only 2 or 3 miles but considering it's hot, I'm pushing a 25 lb toddler in a jogger, and I'm knocked up, I'd say that's pretty good.

I ran a really nice 3 miles around SUNY Maritime. I got home and showered and put some flip flops on. OUCH! My right heel! PAIN! Like, hurts-to-put-weight-on-it pain. Crap. What is that? The dreaded plantar faciatis? Fatty pad injury? Off to Google I went and it looks like both issues require the same treatment - rest. Ah poo. I feel like this happens so often. I get in a good rhythm and then have to stop due to some stupid injury.

The next few days we are supposed to break records as far as heat and humidity are concerned so really it's forcing me not to run and overdo it anyway. As I've learned alot the last couple of months, everything happens for a reason!

All this being said, I'm happy to report that we maybe sorta might go to Disney one last time as a family of three in September! I'm hoping and praying that John will be able to take the time off from work (his new place is SO anal about it). I've made a reservation for us for a week in a one bedroom villa at Bay Lake Towers at Disney's Contemporary Resort! I've even gone so far as to make our dining reservations for the week too. Wishful thinking maybe but one can hope and dream, right??