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Ah, weekends, you go by so quickly. How is it Monday already? We had rain and thunderstorms/flash flooding all day Friday, and part of Saturday. Saturday afternoon and Sunday were both beautiful though! As I went through the weekend, I decided for today I just wanted to share a few things that have been on my mind:

1.) I have yet to see Divergent. is it good? I loved the book!

2.) You may have noticed I didn’t write a blog post about the SELF Magazine/Tutu controversy.

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I did post a few things on Instagram and Facebook, but I feel like everyone has already said great things, and if you have read my blog for awhile you already know how I feel about tutus! It did remind me of this video I was in for the Orlando Sentinel, and how funny that I was pregnant here but wouldn’t know for a few more days!

3.) Disney cruise like itineraries came out for more of 2015, and it has really made me itch to go on a cruise again. Obviously it will be awhile, but I have realized they really are my favorite form of vacation, and I enjoy Disney cruises more than Walt Disney World *gasp!* I can give you a quote for your family! (Free for me to do all the work!) [email protected]

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4.) Any other pregnant ladies out there (or mamas) had your fingernails grow LIKE CRAZY when you were pregnant? I swear I have to cut them every few days just so I can type. They are nice and strong and pretty but not very practical for my job.

QOTD: Thoughts on any of these? Have you seen Divergent?

*Don’t forget to enter my Tune Belt giveaway!

 

Tune Belt Review and Giveaway

A LONG time ago the gracious folks at Tune Belt sent me two belts to try, and they have been SO patient with me while I am just now getting around to writing my review/giveaway post!

 

Typically I really hate to run with anything in my hands, except for at runDisney races where I am constantly taking photos! But at other races, I much prefer to keep my phone in an armband or pouch of some sort. I have tried many different kinds over the years, and I really like what Tune Belt has to offer! First let’s look at on that goes around your waist:

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(By the way they have cases for Apple, Motorola, Samsung, Nokia, and HTC phones). I have an Apple iPhone 4s, with a lifeproof case over it. Here is where one of my FAVORITE features comes in: YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE YOUR PHONE OUT OF IT’S CASE FOR IT TO FIT!

That was one thing I always HATED doing with other cases, always worried I would drop my phone while it was “naked” as I took it in or out of my belt/arm band. Never fear, depending on the size of your case, there are four different sizes of pockets. A cool thing about the belt is that it also has a Velcro pocket in the back behind the case for a car key, ID, etc.

I typically don’t like things around my waist, but for someone who doesn’t like armbands or who needs the extra pocket room, this is a great sturdy belt for your phone. Also being able to look down and see my screen was great for changing my music, etc.

Adjustable to fit waist sizes up to 38”-42″ depending on how tightly the neoprene belt is stretched; Extenders are available for larger waist sizes.

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My favorite though is the sport armband they sent me, that is adjustable and can fit snuggly on my arm, while my phone is still iit’s case.  I can just pull my arm up to see what’s on the screen, and my headphones easily attach as well. This one is adjustable and fits 9″–17″ and an Armband Extender is available for larger arm sizes. Also, the cord flap securely stores and manages earphone cords.

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Not sure which size to get based on your phone? The website has a great guide to help you decide.

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February 2014 Disney Trip Recap: Part 2

We left off part one of my recap on Saturday night after eating at Trail’s End Buffet. The next morning, I was up at 2:45 for the runDisney Princess half marathon.  I ran the race, Bobby met me at the finish, and we went back to the resort so I could shower and eat. I was feeling a little better this day, so instead of napping we all headed to Animal Kingdom.

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We did a Bug’s Life, and Bobby did Everest. We happened to be walking by right before the Flights of Wonder show started. They were doing a fun pre show with some of  the birds and Bobby was a volunteer.

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We watched the show after and really loved it. Those birds can do some cool things! If you have never seen it I highly recommend it.

We had lunch at my favorite, Flame Tree BBQ, and then headed back to the resort (and THEN I took a nap!) That night we had dinner at California Grill. I was so looking forward to it and was bummed that I started feeling crappy and sick. We had a great view, but I just felt bleh the whole dinner.

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Mom and dad wanted to take the monorail to the Grand Floridian and walk around after dinner, but I was ready for bed so Bobby and I took a cab back to the resort. I was SO glad the next day I didn’t have to wake up early and maybe would be able to make it through the day at the Magic Kingdom!

On our last day, we went to the Magic Kingdom.

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We introduced my parents to Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. I’m not sure my dad got it ha.

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We may have had Dole Whips at 10:00 in the morning.

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We had fastpasses for Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan, and the guys rode Big Thunder Mountain.

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They crack me up.

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We had fastpasses for lunch at Be Our Guest, and then we headed back to the resort for a nap, then we wandered around the Boardwalk and the boys got into trouble.

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That night, we walked over to the Beach Club for dinner at Beaches ‘n Cream. My parents had never been there, so it was a fun experience. We all split burgers so we would have room for dessert.

We split burgers AND all four shared this thing. We barely finished it. I have no idea how people eat one all by themselves.

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The next morning we took Magical Express back to the airport, and just like that our trip was over. There were some really fun moments, but I was also really bummed at how sick and tired I felt most of the time. It was really hard to just have fun and enjoy everything, and after all those months of planning I was bummed at the timing. Oh well, just means we have to go back again!

QOTD: Do you order dessert on vacation? Have you played Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom?

Pregnancy Update: Week 13

I hit the 13 week mark yesterday, hooray! There is some debate on if this marks the beginning of the second trimester or not. Both of the emails I got yesterday about week 13 said I was now in the second trimester, so I’m not sure what to believe! Regardless, the bump is definitely GROWING, and this past week has led to some changing symptoms. Let’s take a look:

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Bella is SUCH a camera hog! I sense some sibling rivalry/jealousy already! I took this photo right after a terribly crappy run, sorry for the look of exhaustion and death.

Symptoms: round ligament pain, constipation, bloating, acne, fatigue, nausea in the evenings and if I don’t eat, forgetfulness. My nausea went ALMOST away beginning of last week then hit me again 3 days ago and I have felt the need to dry heave nonstop, like it’s just below the surface if anything were to trigger it. It’s a strange feeling!

Baby’s Size: peach

Maternity Clothes: Haven’t bought any yet but think I will soon here!

Stretch Marks: None yet

Sleep: Pretty good. Getting up at least once to go to the bathroom, still sleep about ten hours at night.

Miss Anything?: Craving food and having an appetite.

Cravings: Still just really cold or frozen things like icees and the like.

Aversions: Most foods I guess, I just don’t want to eat and have to make myself.

Looking Forward to: Hearing the heartbeat at my next appointment!

What I’m Loving: My snoogle! Bobby loves it, too.

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Workouts: Getting better, still not great. I ran TWICE last week, woo hoo! 2 miles one day, and 5 another. Slow with walk breaks, but still really proud. I also walked the dogs every day between .75 and 1.25 miles. I am trying to MOVE at least six days a week, I’m hoping to be able to add weight lifting back in again this week maybe.

My next appointment is April 9th, counting down the days!

I also wanted to announce I am now a For Two Fitness ambassador! Pregnant mamas, it’s a great maternity apparel company with super cute running and training clothes, be sure to check them out!

QOTD: Did you have a snoogle? Round ligament pain? When will I crave FOOD again?!?!

February 2014 Disney Trip Recap Part 1

It has taken me a month to get around to this, but it was fun looking back on my pictures and remembering our trip!

We arrived on Thursday. We flew this time which was really nice, and took Disney’s Magical Express to our hotel, the Boardwalk Inn.

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We were staying in a beautiful Deluxe room (huge room with club level access) and we had plenty of room to all four spread out our things.

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(this picture is actually from a different trip, but same room layout)

I was starving and getting nauseated because of it, so we walked down to the Boardwalk Bakery and grabbed some lunch. It was a beautiful day to eat outside.

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Our luggage arrived after lunch, and we headed to the race expo to pick up our packets and bibs.

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Beautiful flowers my friend sent me congratulating me on my pregnancy. I couldn’t share before because I hadn’t announced it yet!

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View from our room

After the expo, we had dinner at Flying Fish, which was basically right below our room. It was nice not having to actually go anywhere after a day of travel. After dinner we watched a magician from our balcony.

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The next day was the Royal Family 5k. We were up at 4:00, ran the race, came back for breakfast, then headed to Hollywood Studios. I had to BEG Bobby and my dad to wear their shirts and medals. They were not happy with me and my dad kept trying to hide and ditch his medal every chance he got. He kept saying there were no other men wearing the pink Cinderella medal, and when we finally found one we went up to him and thanked him! My dad’s reply was that he must have been a plant put there just for us to see. Haha.

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We used our fastpasses and did a few things, and I started getting SUPER sleepy. I knew I was doing too much and needed a nap, but we didn’t have lunch reservations until 1:00! We tried to get seated earlier but they were slammed, so we sat outside on a bench waiting for our name to be called and I fell asleep on Bobby.

When we were seated, I wanted to lay down and fall asleep at the table. I felt so bad being such a bump on a log, but there was nothing I could do. Dad had fun coloring the kids menu I had asked for.

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We went back to the hotel where I promptly fell asleep for two hours. We had no dining reservations that night, so we hung out at the hotel and just relaxed.

The next morning Mom and I ran the Enchanted 10k, and took the bus to the Swan then walked back to the hotel. I didn’t realize the race would still be going on by time we got back, so we stopped and cheered a bit on our way up to our room. Then when we made it upstairs I was able to cheer from the balcony, and even watch the last person go by, everyone was cheering it was really sweet.

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We were supposed to go to EPCOT right after breakfast, but I was falling asleep eating breakfast, so I told mom and dad to go ahead and I slept for 2.5 hours. Bobby and I met them in EPCOT for a great lunch at Via Napoli though. After lunch, I went back to the room and took ANOTHER nap. (Yall, I just can’t explain it. I couldn’t keep my eyes open!) and then we had a great dinner with our friends Karen and Jason and Karen’s parents at one of our favorite’s Trails End buffet (she has all the pictures, sorry!) I am so glad I took two naps because we were still at dinner past 8:00, way past this pregnant lady’s bedtime for when I have to get up at 2:45! It was fun though.

Up next time….the 2nd and last part of our trip, two full days to go!

QOTD: When you runDisney do you nap after races or go to the parks? What about any race, do you nap after?

First Trimester Thoughts: Things I Didn’t Know

Now that I am nearing the end of my first trimester (holy crap!) I wanted to share a few thoughts I have on this whole pregnancy business. There are a lot of things I just didn’t know going into this. What’s funny is that a lot of these things I HAD PEOPLE TELL ME WOULD HAPPEN, but in the case of a lot of things in life, I simply had to experience them for myself to fully understand. So, here goes.

1.) I had no idea how exhausted I would be:

Whenever a pregnant friend would tell me about the fatigue, I would feel bad for them, but at the same time, never really thought it was a big deal. I have had PLENTY of times in my life where I have been super tired. I run marathons for crying out loud! I just thought I had seen what “tired” looked like. Falling asleep at the table, crying because you don’t want to get off the couch to go to the bathroom, and you can forget working out. Now that is exhaustion. The thought of running those first few weeks made me ball up into the fetal position and bury my head like an ostrich. It’s real folks, and it sucks. I am still sleeping ten hours a night, but my need for a daily nap has gone, I only take them on days that I workout hard or do things like, go to the grocery store. Also, the exhaustion made the crazy hormones way worse.

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2.) I had no idea how much I would worry:

I knew that people had miscarriages, but I never really realized just how many, or how scary the thought was until I was pregnant. I will admit it has been very difficult for me to accept this pregnancy because I keep thinking at any moment it can be gone, because it’s still early….Every little cramp, ache, or odd feeling sends my heart into palpitations, and I constantly worry if baby M is alright in there. I am a control freak, and don’t like that I can’t “see” what’s going on and if everything is on track.

3.) I didn’t realize there are so many symptoms:

You hear of the common things like nausea, fatigue, and boob soreness/growth… but I didn’t know I would be constipated, have SO MUCH acne, be astonishingly forgetful, or be really moody, or have a ton of excess saliva. Gross, I know. This is of course just the tip of the iceberg, but really, I had no idea.

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4.) I didn’t quite understand food aversions:

I knew that most pregnant women get nauseated, and that certain smells and foods can make them sick, but what I wasn’t prepared for is having nearly the thought of EVERY food make me sick. Or, that I would simply have no appetite for 99% of the foods on this earth. I’m 13 weeks tomorrow and still can only stomach a handful of things. I cannot wait until the day I CRAVE food again! This girl loves to eat, so it’s no fun.

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5.) I didn’t think I would gain weight in other places so early:

I was of course expecting a little bump to start forming, but what I wasn’t expecting so early is for my thighs to grow and my hips to spread. This scares for for when I am much further along! I am hardly eating from the nausea and I am working out as much as I can, but it just won’t stop. I guess I can’t fight genetics on this one.

Hopefully this didn’t scare any future moms to be, but it’s been my truth, and I wanted to share, mainly so I can look back and remember one day and possibly compare my (hopefully) next pregnancy to this one. I realize that even though a lot of these (who am I kidding, all of these) things are unpleasant things, I also know how blessed I am, and that these things are just temporary!

QOTD: What is something you didn’t know going into pregnancy? If you have never been pregnant, what scares you the most about it?

Fitness and Running Event Registration Details

 

Happy Friday friends! Spring has officially sprung in the south, I did some work outside yesterday because it was just too darn pretty. The dogs really enjoyed being outside too. We took a nice long walk down by the lake. Lots of new smells apparently.

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There are a lot of exciting things happening, and lots of fun events coming up to sign up for! I just wanted to highlight a few for you to mull over for the weekend. Who is registering?

-Registration for the Disney Fit Challenge is now open! Go HERE for details on how to register. Remember dates are September 26-28, 2014 for ages 18+ to participate.

-Registration for the runDisney Avengers half marathon opens Tuesday, March 25th at noon EST. You can register at runDisney.com at that time. I would do so ASAP, I have a feeling this will sell out in just a couple hours.

-For those that love the Rock n’ Roll running series (me! me!) Be sure to check out info on the 5k virtual/ and fun run for the Vegas rock ‘n roll stop! Go HERE for info on how you can participate even if you can’t be in Vegas. There will be hosted fun runs in select cities AND a virtual run you can participate in. Way cool.

Official event hashtag: #LVKickoffNight

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QOTD: Will you be registering for any of these events?

Pregnancy Update: Week 12

I’m officially Bumpin’ over here! I know I will look back one day and laugh at how small I am, but for now, I feel huge!

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I went on a 2.5 mile run/walk yesterday. The weather was beautiful, so I had to take advantage. I have only been nauseated in the afternoon and evenings, so the mornings have been better the past few days. Other than that, I think that last time I exercised was a 2 mile run/walk last Thursday. I was planning to run 4/5 last weekend but it rained most of the time. Hoping to get it in this weekend.

Symptoms: Tired (but not as bas as before), breakouts on face, chest and shoulders. Nausea in evenings, constipation, forgetfulness, dry skin, bloated, peeing a lot.

Baby’s Size: Lime

Maternity Clothes?: My sweet friend Jen was kind enough to send me some of hers that she has outgrown, but I have not bought any of my own. I have bought a few workout things from Under Armour in bigger sizes that will hopefully hold me over for a couple more months at least.

Stretch Marks?: Not yet, but I’m not holding my breath. I have stretch marks on my legs from when I hit a huge growth spurt in 5th grade, so I have had them before…

Sleep: WAS really good but the past few nights it’s been tossing and turning. I have no problem falling asleep but then I wake up every couple hours wide awake, and of course to get up and pee.

Miss Anything?: I don’t drink a lot of alcohol, but with the weather warming up I have been having serious cravings for a Margarita or Pina Colada (I have been craving cold/frozen things like slushies so not surprising).

Cravings? Snowballs, slushies, ice cream, carbs like chips, cheez its, etc.

Aversions? Nothing makes me gag, but most foods just don’t sound appetizing. Mealtime is no fun because I literally just stare at the refrigerator because nothing sounds “good” to me. I force myself to at least snack all day though.

Looking Forward to: Second trimester and hopefully kissing morning sickness goodbye!

What I’m loving: Reading and planning. I am such a planner I love just researching and learning and getting ready!

QOTD: Anyone else craving frozen concoctions? When did your morning sickness subside?

Princess Half Marathon 2014 Race Recap

I know this recap is late in coming, but I really wanted to wait until after the pregnancy announcement to write it, but so much of this recap has to do with the pregnancy an dhow I was feeling I knew leaving out those details would not be fair, so, here it is, my runDisney Princess half race recap!

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I woke up at 2:45, and not going to lie…I started to cry. I was so exhausted already, and the thought of running a half marathon, by myself, feeling like crap, was not very appealing. Then I thought about my glass slipper medal and pink coast to coast medal, and knew I would regret not running. I forced myself up and out the door while my parents and husband slept soundly. I reminded myself this was the LAST time I had to get up this early for a long time to run, and headed for the buses all by my lonesome.

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I love my Aurora tutu Lesley made for me!

I had to wait about 15 minutes to get on a bus, there were a ton of people in line at 3:35. I am sure I looked angry or upset because I just stood there staring at the ground not looking at anyone, munching on a bag of dry cereal to keep food on my stomach for as long as I could to help with the nausea. I was just SO not feeling this race. I sat next to a nice lady on the bus and we chatted for a bit, then we arrived at EPCOT and I walked to the family reunion area. I spotted my name on the Glass Slipper Challenge wall before heading to the team runDisney meet up (which I have no photo from, sorry guys!)

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Karen was stuck in traffic on a bus, so I waited about 30 minutes for her in the family reunion area. Again, I just stood there, staring blankly, feeling awful. I feel bad about it now, but honestly at the time I didn’t care, I just wanted to go to bed. I was mad I forgot to take Zofran, and just wanted to fast forward to three hours from that point. I had to pee, but was afraid I would miss Karen, so after we said a quick hello, I took off at a jog toward the corrals because the bathroom lines are usually shorter there. Well, they were not! I got nervous I was going to miss the start, but thankfully was able to run and jumped into my corral right as the National Anthem was playing.

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Coral A took off shortly after, and we began to move up until it was time for Corral C.

 

We ran under the sign and into darkness…and fog. Yall, it was super humid and so foggy I could barely see! It was a gross feeling, and sadly one I am all to familiar with living here in the deep south.

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The first few miles were uneventful. It felt like it took me forever to warm up and get into a groove. I didn’t have a plan per say, I just walked when I felt like I needed to, and took a GU every 3-4 miles. I stopped at every aide station for PowerAde and water as well. I made it to the Magic Kingdom sign, and I pepped up a little knowing my favorite part would be coming up soon.

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I came to the TTC where I was going to stop at the bathroom, but the line was out the door so I waited. I did get to see these drummers which I love!

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Also this guy always gets me going to conquer the hill right after him.

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Soon I was in the Magic Kingdom and turning onto Main Street, and here is my sad attempt at a picture while running.

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A sweet volunteer took this for me!

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I made it into Tomorrowland, and score, no bathroom line! Right after was the White Rabbit with one person in line. I hadn’t really planned on stopping for character photos since I just wanted to be DONE, but I couldn’t pass up such a non-existent line.

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I wove through the castle and into Frontierland, and this guy only had three people in line. I figured I could use a breather so why not?

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Quick as a flash, I was outside of the park and I got a little down. I knew the next few miles would be pretty boring comparatively, and they were definitely the hardest for me. I made it to the Grand Floridian, and saw these guys. They had about 8 people in line, but I have never stopped for a photo with them, and so again, I figured why not. They were funny!

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Shortly after I walked right up to this photo, not a sole in line. Poor Lilo and Stitch!

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I passed the Clif shot station and got my all time favorite vanilla (tastes like cake icing!) which gave me a little boost. So did this lady!

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It was so hard to get a shot of this banner because it wasn’t anchored down and kept flowing in the wind.

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Still see the yucky fog? I was drenched and my tutu kept knotting up because it was so wet and humid!

I eventually made it to the mile ten marker, which made me happy for two reasons. 1.) I was dressed as Aurora and 2.) It meant I only had a 5k left to go!

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I circled around the overpass hill of death, and knew I would make it. It wouldn’t be pretty but I could do it. I knew Bobby was waiting for me at the finish and I started texting him giving updates. I had no idea how I would be feeling after the race and wanted him there to ride back with me in case I was really sick.

It seemed like miles ten and eleven took FOREVER, but I finally made it into EPCOT! The home stretch! My nausea was getting worse because my stomach was empty, but I picked up my pace as best I could so I could finish strong.

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I texted Bobby to find out where he was (just past the 13 mile sign) and I kept looking, and finally spotted him! I know I am smiling here, but it’s just because I was almost DONE!!! I crossed the finish in 2:45, definitely not great for me, but I was just so proud that I stuck it out feeling so poorly. Some of the sweetest finish lines aren’t always the ones that end in PR’s folks. There are more challenges to a race sometimes than just time, and I am darn proud of this one!

I collected all three of my medals, and found Bobby. (my poor tutu!)

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LOVE my medals!

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We hopped on the bus quickly, I had to get some food in me asap, I was getting more sick by the minute. I broke into my food box and ate a Luna bar which helped some. We got off at the Swan because it was quicker to get off and walk than be the last stop on the slow (and stuffy and un-air-conditioned!) bus. We got to the bridge to go over to the Boardwalk, and there were my mom and dad waiting to surprise me! They had walked over from the hotel to see me and walk back with us.

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It was definitely a very rough runDisney race, and my first runDisney half to run by myself. I missed the encouragement and company of a running mate for sure. Please note none of my issues with this race had ANYTHING to do with runDisney. They put on a great race as usual and on my end I didn’t notice any major problems. This will always be a favorite of mine and I hope to run it next year post baby!

QOTD: Have you ever been really proud of a race even if it wasn’t your best time on the clock? What made it special?

Pregnancy Update: Weeks 7-11

Thank you for all the great gender reveal party suggestions yesterday! We definitely already know we want to cut into a cake to reveal the gender, which will be a secret to us as well, we just don’t know what theme to use, if we should do any kind of games or anything etc. It will be a lunchtime BBQ, so any other/more ideas shoot them my way! Instead of boring you with how every week has been so far, since my “bump” hasn’t changed that much, I am combing weeks 7-11 into one post, then tomorrow week 12 will get it’s own post and so forth.

I found out I was pregnant when I was four weeks and one day. Then my only symptoms were sore boobs and I could feel my uterus stretching. I went to the doctor for the first time at 5.5 weeks to confirm the pregnancy, and I had my first ultrasound. It was just the sac at that point, and I don’t even have pictures, but I was definitely pregnant, with a due date of September 30. I am going to recap the first weeks, please note, I realize they sound SO depressing, but that’s truly how I felt. I am also very aware of the fact that I have had it easy compared to other people, but that doesn’t mean it still wasn’t/isn’t hard for me. I know you understand what I mean! I also feel so blessed to be pregnant even though I am complaining about my symptoms, I know this is just part of it, but definitely not a fun part. 🙂

Week 6:

By the first day of week six I started experiencing “morning sickness” aka all day sickness. Mine actually started out in the evening, and wasn’t too intense, I just felt carsick and no food sounded appealing. Then, as the days went on, it got more intense and lasted for more hours in the day. It would start at 3:00, then 2:00, etc until I was sick from about an hour after I woke up until I went to bed. No vomiting, just very nauseated and zero appetite. But, I HAD to eat because when I didn’t, I felt worse. For three weeks I basically lived on baked potatoes, bagels, popcorn, saltines, and ginger ale. I still had sore and huge boobs, and started getting restless legs at night. I was EXHAUSTED and was sleeping 9-10 hours at night and taking naps whenever I could. Getting to 13 weeks seemed so daunting at this point.

Week 7:

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Nausea was getting worse and lasting longer, and exhaustion was getting worse. The thought of working out made me want to cry, and the thought of running the glass slipper challenge was making me more and more nervous. New symptoms of excess saliva and constipation emerged, as well as extreme bloating. I felt very defeated and like it would never end, and wanted to punch anyone in the face who ever said they “loved” being pregnant. I went back to the doctor for another ultrasound and got to see the little heartbeat! It was super cool. 143 bpm.

Week 8:

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We told my parents about the baby, and went to Disney so I can run all three races. I felt miserable because I had been looking forward to this trip with Bobby and my parents, and I was upset I felt so bad the majority of the time. I went to bed early every night, napped after every race for two hours, and was just generally in a bad mood because I felt so bad. Eating was no fun, I wanted to enjoy my favorite Disney foods but couldn’t stomach most of them. Running the races was difficult, and getting up at 2:45 was brutal. It’s usually brutal anyway, but with my fatigue it was near impossible. Don’t get me wrong I still had some fun moments with my family, it was just a very different trip then usual.

Week 9:

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This is when my morning sickness “peaked, between 9.5-10.5 weeks. It got so intense I couldn’t get out of bed, go to the store, or do my work Thankfully my sweet husband took care of shopping and meals. I just did the minimum to get by, and hoped people would understand. I had many times I wished I could throw up but it just didn’t happen. I have never been a pukey person so I honestly wasn’t surprised. I felt like I had been hit by a truck and the days seemed to drag on, I just wanted to get to week 13 so badly in hopes it would ease up.

Week 10:

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Basically the same as week 9, so I won’t be redundant. At the end of the week nausea started to ease up in intensity, but frequency was still there. Starting to show this week, can’t fit into any of my jeans. Same symptoms still there, with the added bonus of breaking out all over my face and shoulders. I felt like I was 13 again!

Week 11:

11weeks bump

Light at the end of the tunnel maybe? I still felt sick but not nearly as intense, unless I didn’t eat enough. I got tired of forcing myself to eat when I have zero appetite. However, I was able to reintroduce more food back into my diet this week. Still bloated and such, but symptoms seem to be “calming down” all around if that makes sense. I was able to run/walk twice, once for three miles and once for two miles. I still don’t feel myself and get tired easily, but at the same time if felt good to do something active and I was super proud of myself. We had another appointment, and the doctor couldn’t hear the heartbeat with the Doppler. I may have freaked a little, so we did an ultrasound and got to see baby doing a jig in my belly. This scares me. Bobby was a VERY hyper and difficult child.

Since first appointment in January…..

Weight Gained: 0 pounds (blows my mind because I swear I gained at least a pound in my boobs. must be muscle loss.)

Gender prediction: Right now, feeling girl

Cravings: Anything cold like a slushie or ice cream, or snowball….aahhhh

Stretch marks: Not yet, fingers crossed!

Sleep: 9-10 hours a night, sometimes naps, waking up twice to go to the bathroom is the new norm

I am so excited to share weekly updates with yall starting tomorrow! Then Thursday my Princess half recap will be up! Thanks for your patience.

QOTD: When you were pregnant did you get sick? If you haven’t been pregnant, do you plan to run or workout during pregnancy?