Nick

Kara

9.27.2008

Rainy Saturday

It's a yucky day out there! I opted to run on the treadmill, it became a Saturday morning routine back in January, where I'd watch Seinfeld DVDs and do my long run. I can truck through it, get water and gels when I need them, and the bathroom is a few steps away : ) I know running outside is so much better - and easier mentally, but sometimes to get a run done, you do what you have to do! I suspect I'll be using the treadmill often over the next 6+ months. I only had time for an hour and a half since we were heading to CT to the in laws so I did 10.33 in 1:30. It wasn't bad except for the gizillion stops to go the bathroom. I ran it on a 2-3 incline most of the time, which was good. Need to make sure another baby isn't forming in my bum! And the incline helps with training for races. In my head I thought I could do another 3 when I got to CT at some point this afternoon, because my goal was at LEAST 13. I had wanted to do the 18 tomorrow but 13 is fine for my long run this weekend. It is nasty out - humid, misting, yuck - but I kind of like running in this kind of weather. Take out the humidity - I like the mist or light rain to run in. So I did about 3, there are lots of hills around where my in laws live, so it was slow! But I felt like I was moving.

Here is something that I think is funny. My inlaws have a little dog. It is small and really cute. Around the house they have baby gates up to keep it from going into the living room and upstairs. Is this normal? I have no patience as a normal person - but as a pregnant italian woman, you can imagine my patience level. I have negative patience. I usually want to kick these gates down - seriously, I don't feel like climbing over them! They are totally not in the way until I want to go into a different room or upstairs but for real, this can't be normal. Let the dog just roam around, otherwise just don't get one if it isn't allowed in 1/2 the house! Wish I had my camera for that one.

The last pic I took I am posting. I feel incredibly unattractive already. I can't imagine what is going to happen in the coming 21 weeks. I didn't have a good body image going in since my family has a history of being fat, and I've been overweight before. Prior to getting pregs, I knew I could control it by running and working out like a champ, and eating well, but now, I KNOW I'm not getting fat, but still. It is terribly hard for me to handle this! And this is nothing compared to what is going to happen! I foresee many tearful days ahead : (

19 weeks:

14 comments:

  1. I don't see anything fat there. I wish you could see how cute you are :(.

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  2. I remember thinking I was so huge when I was showing like you are... I showed scott a picture the other day of me at 20 weeks (when you could still actually see ab muscles) and laughed bc I remember thinking how incredibly obvious it was that I was pregnant, when clearly it wasn't. Keep taking those pictures b/c you're going to look back and get a good laugh. ;)

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  3. It was sooo humid here too - I was dripping after my run.

    My Boyfriends brother and sister in law have a small dog and use those baby gates...they are annoying but apparently common for ppl who have small dogs.

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  4. Pregnant women exude sexiness, so I wouldn't worry about the whole image thing. Of course, I have no idea what you are going through, but the best advice I can give is just roll with it! You're working out and staying healthy while other would be reduced to ice cream and pickles!

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  5. Baby gates are for babies not for dogs. That would annoy me too. Your looking great!

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  6. You still look great!!! Seriously. You look totally fit except for the little baby bump. I bet when you're sitting down you don't even look prego! Good job doing 10 on the treadmill. Yikes. I don't know how you did it but good job!

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  7. way to go on your run. I guess I can undertsnad how it could be hard as you gain weight with your pregnancy. Hopefully soon you can move past that and embrace the beautiful changes!

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  8. I can visualize you kicking the s#it out of those dopey gates like some hurdling olympian as you sprint to the bathroom for another pee break.

    Great runs. You are one rocking preggo. I have nothing but respect for you. Embrace the 'mill.

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  9. Nice job on the runs. The treadmill is probably better for your joints, especially now. You are running amazingly.

    I think a key will be eating healthy foods to help you not feel like you are gaining weight (fat). Cute picture, your belly is all baby!

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  10. i think it actually gets better the MORE pregnant you look! body image wise i mean. and seriously, still running as much as you do as far along as you are is awesome, you'll be back in shape in no time once your little renter is evicted!

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  11. Way to truck out those long runs on the treadmill. And you say you have no patience. whew chickie I can not even think about that. LMAO at kicking the gates down. I am all picturing kung fu fighting with the gates.

    Could you be have any cuter of a pregnant belly :-)

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  12. yay lil baby belly!! you are going to be the cutest prego girl ever!!

    awesome job on the miles! LOL my friends have baby gates all over their house for their dogs too :)

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  13. Your belly is so tiny and cute!! But I can understand why you would feel "fat" because I fear the same thing when I get pregnant. My belly is the place where I never get fat, so I won't have that to fall back on.

    But anyway, way to get in so much running. And it's funny that you have patience for the treadmill, but not the other stuff (I could totally picture you kicking some gate until it splinters, as you race through it to get to the bathroom, LOL).

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  14. Is this the same picture you posted a couple of weeks ago?

    Seriously, I am going to send you a picture of my un-preggo belly so you can feel better about yourself. Haha.

    You look amazing girl, and I really am not just saying that.

    Other than that, I ran in that rain on Saturday and it wasn't bad at all. The mist felt great!

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