Nick

Kara

10.04.2008

Saturday in the Park...

I WISH it was the 4th of July....

No- this weather is great. I love fall. I went for a run out the front door, up the hills that take you onto the main street and through the town. I went for a new loop but had to run on semi-busy streets for most of it. It was a nice change of scenery though. Usually I get really bored with running in my town becasue I am always doing the same route - not many options. It felt good until the last 10 minutes or so when I started having some kicks or lower ab stitches going on and I really couldn't run. I was pushing out a slow jog that became a walk. My nike + said 6 miles by the time I finished, but g-map pedometer logged 5.8. Boo hoo. Tomorrow I am supposed to run 12 with runner buddy Abby, but will have to see how I feel later as I'm coming down with a bad cough and chest congestion :( thanks to my husband!

This morning I was reading the new runners world and came across the story of the lady that ran a marathon 8 months pregnant (years ago) and received 2 medals. That's all I needed to hear people! I could do it! The Philly marathon is mid/end November, I could jog/walk it and just have a good old time! That is my keep me going thought for today. What do ya think?

I put some vanilla bean GU in my oatmeal this morning. I love the stuff!! I just got a box of the chocolate outrage too. Yummmmmy!

My new closet is below and Thursday's outfit at right. The top is from Macy's juniors and the bottoms are awful maternity pants.


The bright pink shirt to the far left is the only maternity one - a blouse that can house a small family.

20 comments:

  1. Too funny. I read the same article last night and even commented to J about it. I'm all,

    "She got TWO medals!!"

    I think you can totally do it. You have been running well and are in great shape. I think it would be a lot of fun and a GREAT story.

    Awww, baby's first marathon!!! :)

    Nice new clothes, btw.

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  2. Cute new clothes. I would think that as long as you are feeling good come November and if your doctor doesn't have any concerns then go for it. I think the walking/running would be a good idea.

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  3. i gotta read that story! i'm sure you can do the marathon...for me though, i'd question whether it'd be worth it...it'd take a lot longer than normal and i'd be frustrated with that! a slow 10k or half is one thing...for me, a marathon at my current pace would be over 5 hours at best. not worth it. still, i already did my pregnant marathon so i get wanting to do it (but 6 weeks was a LOT easier than 25+ will be!!).

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  4. I say there is nothing you can't do, Paisana (after you check with your Doc). Hope you feel better.

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  5. It would be a cool story- to run a marathon with that big of a tenant in your uterus... :) I wouldn't send my money in just yet though- how late can you enter? I'd just want to make sure that I still thought it was possible as time progresses... without the pressure of having already entered the race. It would be more depressing for me to feel like I had to pull out if I didn't feel up to it. I had a long swim race like that this summer- I had it in my head that I was gonna do it but didn't enter until the last minute when I knew I could do it without hurting myself or my baby. :) You'll know if you can do it or not when the time gets closer!

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  6. Cute clothes!

    And I think that it's wonderful that you are keeping active!

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  7. Cute shirts. I used to get Braxton Hicks during my step aerobics classes! It used to freak my instructor out because I'd grab my belly. 20 weeks...ultrasound should be soon right? Are you going to find out if it's a boy or girl? I'm sure you could handle that marathon since you're listening to your body!

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  8. Oooohhhh those are cute clothes very nice!

    I agree with d10. As long as your Dr clears you and your feeling up to it, why not? ;-)

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  9. I'm too much of a scaredy-cat to run that far that late in my pregnancy. To be honest, around 26 weeks, it got harder to run for long periods of time. I would get hungry and start to feel dizzy and sick if I ran longer than 1 hr 30 minutes. Everyone's body is different, but I think we need to weigh the competitive desire to be a "bad @ss running pregnant lady" with being sure that we are thinking about the little baby growing in our belly.

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  10. Sorry to hear about you catching a cold. I sympathize since I too woke up last night and couldn't stop sneezing. I feel terrible today, but hope it runs its course quick for both of us. All the best! I wish I could send you virtual chicken-noodle soup or something.

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  11. cute clothes!!

    i think it could be fun, especially if going into it you would know you would be a little slower and you could just have fun and enjoy it! as long as the dr says its ok of course :)

    i love the fall... except for the short days.

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  12. Yay new colthes! I'm happy you finally found some stuff. I say, if the doctor knows and is cool with you running, why not!? You could be featured in runners world too! :)

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  13. I love that hot pink shirt - a friend at work is having a baby, and she said the same thing: The styles in the regular departments are all suitable to wear for a long time into your pregnancy! They are all empire waisted. My favourite maternity jeans were from Old Navy - they had a band that went UNDER the belly, not over it. I hated those kinds of pants, and never wore them.

    Yeah, the Celiac disease is here forever. Maybe someday they will have some kind of treatment for it or something....

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  14. Wow, you go girl. You are such an inspiration. You are going to do great at the Philly Marathon. I love your going out outfit. What a pretty top! You put GU in your oatmeal?????? Interesting.

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  15. I met the woman who ran Grandma's marathon 8 months pregnant (I don't know who the woman is in RW because I didn't get my issue) and she was AMAZING! As long as you are feeling well and doc says yes....I say go for it.

    I wish I was able to run a lot while I was pregnant. No such luck...I could barely walk.

    Cute clothes!

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  16. I'm glad to see that you're getting some fire back and thinking about doing the Philly marathon. I'd talk to your dr first to make sure it's a go but good for you.

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  17. I agree with d10. It would motivate you so much and you are staying in great shape! Love all your new clothes, you are going to be a fashionable mom. :)

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  18. I like your new clothes! Like everyone else, I'd say go for the marathon if your Dr says okay. You'll feel great about doing it! I wonder if there are any Ob's that are runners that can understand your perspective?

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  19. Your new clothes are totally cute (and don't look like maternity clothes at all!).

    I say more power to you, girl. If anyone can do it, you can. You've got the guts for sure, and it seems like your running is still going well. Good luck! Oh, and let me know if you are featured in RW, cuz I'll tear it out and frame it. LOL.

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