Nick

Kara

10.18.2008

Boston here I come!!

I came home from dinner on Friday night to get this in my inbox:

Greetings from the DFMC office,

We are pleased to tell you that you have been accepted to the DFMC 2009 team! Your official acceptance e-mail with additional information will be arriving within the next few days. Congratulations!

This was the one charity that I signed up for originally since I had the most belief in their mission (cancer research). I ended up signing up last minute for one other one, but already found out that I hadn't been accepted. So I'm super excited (and now nervous that I'm going to have to get back in shape and be able to run 26 miles 2 months later!). I can do this though! I'm not going for a PR, just the experience and to finish! My due date Feb 20 - Boston Marathon - April 20th. Alright, I was hoping the baby would wait until March because I like March better, but now coming early would be fine too!

I just hit 5 months this week, here are some pics below comparing 20 weeks and 22 weeks(top one is more recent). I swear I look and feel more pregnant than in the pics here, but to someone who doesn't know me, I don't look pregnant. I also only take the pictures when I am not super bloated out. My dr appt is Monday where I ask about continuing long runs, and now continuing to partially train until the baby comes, yoga, and the Philly marathon! Should be fun!

17 comments:

  1. yup, you still don't look pregnant! and baggy clothes work miracles. when i went to the hospital yesterday and asked the lady at the info desk where labor and delivery was, she asked "did they already have the baby?" i was like umm, it's for me...she said she hadn't even noticed! congrats on boston...good motivator!

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  2. Haha yea definitely not pregnant! Congrats on getting into Boston!! THAT IS SO GREAT!!!! YAY!

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  3. You are looking great. And, a big congratulations on Boston!! I am sure you are going to have a wonderful experience there. How awesome. Since you are still working out and I am sure you will stay as active as possible until the baby arrives, you will be fine.

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  4. I couldn't tell which picture was which! :)
    Congrats on Boston! That'll be super cool to have a good goal like that. In the back of my mind I'm thinking of a 4.5 mile ocean swim race here Dec 7 which is only a month after my due date... hmmmmm. We'll see.
    As the time gets closer you're going to be dying to evict the little one from your uterus! ;)

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  5. If you avoid a c-section, I have no doubt that you'll be marathoning at 2 months postpartum.
    Congrats on the acceptance!!

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  6. Are you sure you're prego?? Seriously. My tummy looks like that when I eat too much. OK, I WISH my tummy could look like that on a good day!!

    I am so excited for you!!! Wow, Boston? Omg, I am so jealous!!!

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  7. You look great and congrats on Boston!

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  8. You are SO tiny for 5 months - I looked enormous by then! Congratulations on Boston, that is so exciting!

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  9. you so dont look prego :)

    CONGRATS!!! that is so awesome and exciting about boston!!! so do you have to raise a certain amount of money or something? i guess you will find out soon with the more info email :)

    good luck at the dr on monday!

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  10. LOL I was going to say the same thing as Erin. Man I was beyond huge by then HAHA!

    CONGRATS on Boston! How awesome is that? YAY!

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  11. That's awesome that you got accepted in! And the marathon will be a great motivator to get out there after the baby comes.

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  12. Yeah! Good for you, I'm exciting you'll be running Boston! You're more than halfway done with your pregnancy, that's great!

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  13. Haha, I thought the bottom one was more recent!

    That' great news about Boston. As long as you keep up with the healthy lifestyle a running as much as you're comfortable with during your pregnancy, you should be in great shape soon after giving birth and ready to take on 26.2.

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  14. Wow, congrats- that is so exciting! And I also thought the bottom one was more recent, because you seem a tiny bit bigger. I can't believe you're 5 months- no wonder you're in "denial". = )

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  15. your 5 months pregnant? Geesh i couldnt tell! :) Congrats on getting into boston thats sooo exciting!!!

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  16. sweet! another belly shot! score!

    :) Awesome news on Boston, babe!

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  17. YAAA! You got in to Boston! That is wonderful newws!

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