7 Month BumpDate

This was a much needed “down” week for me and my running.  With all of the changes happening with COVID, my work schedule has been pretty demanding, and the boys and I are still getting things ready for baby.  We’ve been decluttering and making more space for all of the baby gear that will hopefully start getting some use in 8 weeks. … Read the rest

I Don’t Love Being Pregnant

I love being a mom.  And after two miscarriages, I am incredibly grateful that I am able to be pregnant.  But I don’t love being pregnant, if I’m completely honest (which I usually am).  Being pregnant is definitely not my favorite. … Read the rest

Pregnancy Safe Core Exercises

We’re officially counting down single digit weeks (hopefully) until delivery, and this week we spent more time getting things ready for baby.  Fortunately, it wasn’t an exceptionally busy week for us at home.  I’ve also started doing some research to help me prepare my body for labor and delivery, and I was happy to see that a lot of the pregnancy safe core exercises I’ve been using as substitute movements seem like they will come in handy! … Read the rest

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Marathon

It’s been over 10 years since I ran my first marathon, and it’s an experience I will never forget.  Not just because of how great it was to cross that finish line for the first time, but also because it was probably the worst race I’ve ever run. … Read the rest

7 Non Workout Mistakes That Are Ruining  Your Training

Thankfully, this week was much quieter than the last.  In fact, I think most of our weeks for the next two months or so are going to be primarily dedicated to some small baby projects, and trying to rest as much as possible. … Read the rest

Must Have Maternity Gear

Now that I am finally in my final trimester, I am starting to look forward to not being pregnant soon.  I still have a ways to go, but the discomfort of pregnancy has definitely set in.  Fortunately, I’ve still been able to workout consistently, which I think has helped me stay as comfortable as possible. … Read the rest

Staying Active in the Second Trimester

This was a busy week!  My husband and I had our baby shower on Saturday, and spent a good chunk of time getting everything set up on Sunday and Monday.  I can’t believe I am finally in the last trimester of my pregnancy, and the shower was the perfect way to celebrate. … Read the rest

28 Week BumpDate

This was a bit of a rough week for the bump and I.  I was looking forward to wrapping up the last week of my second trimester, but by Thursday I was not feeling great.  The last month has been pretty manageable, so I guess I was due for a rough week. … Read the rest

Pregnancy Friendly Cardio

This week offered absolutely no break from the Summer heat wave, which has me considering the possibility of working in other types of pregnancy friendly cardio.  At this point, I’m still comfortable running (as much as you can expect to be when it’s a million degrees outside), but in the near future I may have to venture outside of my traditional running routine.  … Read the rest

Pregnancy Weight Gain: My Thoughts

I’ve had a lot of fun sharing my second pregnancy journey.  I know there are a lot of bloggers that happily share the details of their weight gain throughout pregnancy.  I also know that a lot of people are curious about the topic. … Read the rest