Monthly Archives: May 2014


I ended up running over 50 miles last week.  Not all of it was comfortable.  I would say 50% was comfortable the other 50 was me trying not to think about my stomach and bladder pressure.  Still feels good to be out and about sweating and enjoying the fresh air.  I have yet to break out the support belt, because I need to buy one and I’m cheap.  I have been having low funds since TT’s emergency eye surgery.

I would say that I average 8-10 miles on my runs now which is bizarro because a year ago I was probably at 5-7 with my long runs on the weekends.  I think long runs are really hard on my body though.  Especially when my IT band and knee is acting up.  My first race is in two weeks on June 14th.   Just a 5k.  I have no idea how fast I will be able to run.  I have done no speedwork really.  I do try to pick it up at the end of my runs and get in the lower 7s, but my normal runs average 7:40-8:10/mile.

I had my 22wk appointment yesterday ( a few days ahead of time).  The doctor said, your ultrasound looked good, baby looked healthy, HOWEVER…  And then he said her kidneys were larger than average.  That raised a red flag because my family has a genetic kidney issue.  It’s nothing serious but does require surgery after birth.  I will have to do another ultrasound in about 3 weeks where they will look closer at the kidneys.  I may have to go to the University hospital for a level two ultrasound after that.

Last night we went to a baseball game and had a fun night there.  I was pretty tired when I got up this morning and my stomach felt icky, but I got in 6 miles.  If I do my planned 8 tomorrow, I should have 52 miles on the week.


She needs to be put in a mental institution. On an island. In space

Well that last post seems like eons ago.  It was, in actuality, about 3 weeks ago.  I was still worried about my foot, which is fine now by the way.  The pain just kind of faded away after a week.  So that was nice.  What wasn’t so nice was starting running again.  I loved running again, but it felt like my bladder had doubled in size since the last time I had run.  Suddenly I feel the pressure.  Some days are better than others.  What helps is when I start out on the treadmill with a mile or two and then go pee before I head outside.  My bladder and stomach both feel and look swollen in the morning, so I definitely don’t always feel great while running.  When that happens, I try to concentrate on how my legs feel.  They have been feeling strong and loose lately.

As for races, I did not do the Mother’s Day half.  I had twinges of sciatica during my runs that week so I chickened out.  I didn’t want to be lost in a shady part of town because I am too prideful to stop at a water stop for help.  I ended up running about 11 miles that morning and feeling fine, so I probably could have finished it no problem.  I haven’t felt the sciatica too much since then, but I am very aware that it could pop up again at any time.  I have been stretching a lot to try and prevent it.  I don’t want a repeat of last pregnancy.

Looking forward, it’s a long summer of 5ks.  So I will probably just do Race for the Cure 5k.  I hope to be able to do my town’s 4 miler and the big 7 miler downtown.  After that it is August and miserable outside so eff that.  I had grand plans of maybe running  a half in September at 8.5 months pregnant.  Um yeaaaa.  I doubt that will happen.  I have been doing 10 and 11 milers this month, but by then, I will probably be struggling through 5.  I can’t find my support belt so I need to buck up and buy a new one before the pressure gets unbearable.  I am still not really showing much, unless I wear a tight shirt and even then, I just look pudgy wudgy.

My ultrasound was yesterday.  It was fairly anti climatic.  This time around I was mostly worried about the baby’s anatomy and not the sex.  Everything looked fine to me, but what do I know?  Then at the very end the tech moved to the baby’s bottom and said, welp, it’s a girl.  She snapped a quick pic of the three lines down there and that was that.  I certainly wasn’t surprised.  I mean it can really go one of two ways, so I wouldn’t be surprised either way.  I did think I wanted a boy, but then I was secretly hoping for a girl because I want Red to have a sister.  So I would be genuinely happy with either.  RKY, I am not so sure.  He wanted a boy as well but he also said that it didn’t really seem to make a difference if it was a boy or girl.  There isn’t much difference between the two when they are little.  Red is into weird boy things and girl things as well.  I think the real difference will come in the teenage years.  Yikes.  Maybe #3 will be a boy.