Doctor appointment today. I get so nervous everytime because I know that I am still keeping up my fitness to a close to normal level, just running slower. And since I can't feel anything yet, I get nervous that when I get there, they won't find a heartbeat! But everything was good. He said I can keep running and just be smart - don't be out of breath, etc. I'm ready to sign up for a marathon now! Haha. Now that wouldn't be worth it since my speed would be so much slower than normal, so why waste a marathon right? But I'll keep running races.
I've gained 8 pounds in 18+ weeks but I feel like I just became a fatty in the last 2 weeks. And I've become exhausted in the last 2 weeks. I think the kiddie is starting to grow and take some energy from me! This is the first time I've really felt super tired. I could also be getting a cold.
Any other pregnant bloggers where were you around 18-19 weeks in terms of weight gain? I had to ask the dr to make sure that I was not gaining extra weight and he said everything was on track. It is kind of hard when you realize you look like a puffball in all of your clothes and like you are trying to fit into things that are too small. I haven't found any fashionable maternity clothes - is there such a thing?
I will continue to run until it doesn't feel good - hopefully that will be around late Feb when the babe is ready to arrive! Otherwise I worry about my piece of mind - and for all of those around me!
Today - easy recovery run - sore knees. 6.5 miles/1:02:00/9:33 pace. I plan to swim twice tomorrow & Friday, do some more yoga and running, and I'm considering a race this weekend. I don't think the 18 miler but maybe another 1/2. Enjoy the cooler weather!