Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lovely Weather We're Having!

Since my blog is linked to Runners World Tulsa's blog, I feel like maybe I should post a little something about my "running." I doubt that I'll be kicked off the blog roll if I don't do it, but just to be safe...

Wow! I can't believe the incredible weather we're having. I'm absolutely loving it! Of course, I would love it better if I could actually run... Pregnancy certainly has it's ups and downs - and one of the downs is that the whole up-and-down motion of running makes me sick right now. So instead, I go out and walk. I don't always feel great, and I don't always enjoy it, but it is good for me and the baby.

As I read the blogs of other group members, I am often jealous - but also very proud of them. I remember what it was like to train for my first marathon - the joy, the frustration, the pain, the food... It is a major commitment, and for some of the runners, it may be a piece of cake - while for others, it will be the hardest thing they will ever do. I hope they are relishing every moment of it, because it kills me that I'm not out there with them doing it all over again!

Don't get me wrong - I'm so blessed to have this experience of being pregnant! I don't want it to sound like I wish I weren't so that my running wouldn't have to suffer. But the truth is, pregnancy has effected my running, along with my eating, my sleeping, and most every other aspect of my life. I just wasn't prepared for my transition from "Runner Girl" to "Runner Mommy" to happen so early! I knew there was a possibility of getting pregnant before the marathon, but I totally had it worked out in my head that I was going to just keep right on running until my body said "no". Of course, this is exactly what I did - I just wasn't expecting my body to say "no" after only 1 month! I was thinking more like 6-7 months...

People keep telling me that I'll feel better after the first trimester, which is just a few more weeks. So I guess I'll give running another shot then. But until then, I'll just be walking, and walking, and walking.

By the way, my friend Trail Zombie has a "Tick Counter" on his blog, where he keeps track of how many ticks he picks up while out running, working in the yard, etc. He suggested that I keep track of how many times I puke while I'm pregnant, so I have added "Preggo Pukes" to the left side of my blog - for those of you who are interested in that kinda stuff. Another friend, Roman, suggested that I take pictures of said pukings and post them on the blog, but I just don't think I can do that. Yuck - just the thought of it makes me feel like I want to go puke again...

11 comments:

T Z said...

YAY! You did it! And no doubt you'll be famous for it. Next stop, an interview on Jay Leno for your preggo-puke-meter!

Candice said...

No thanks! I don't think I could handle that trip with motion sickness AND morning sickness...

Chrissy (Cooper) Whitten said...

Oh man...well we are in the same boat...as far as not being able to run! When are you walking? I really need to be walking! Thanks for the Prego Puke Meter...fun times...at least you can add humor to it all! :)

Bobby said...

You can't run, I can't have a baby.
Sorry, I don't want to trade places. I wouldn't make a very good mommy.

simulatedme said...

Puke Counter rocks!! Puke again, puke again, I wanna see it go up!! JK

Candice said...

Chrissy - I walk when/where the running group meets. Tues and Thurs @ 5:30pm and Sat @ 6:45am.

Bobby - I don't want to trade places either! But I do want to have my cake and eat it too!!

Ed - Your wish has been granted! :-รพ

TATUR Dave said...

So, you want to have your cake and eat it too. You just don't want to puke it!

Anna. xo. said...

Same boat here! I am missing my daily jogs.. but I just don't have the ENERGY these days. Pregnancy sucks sometimes!

Love, A xo.

jenny said...

Candice this is Jenny the girl that does the fruit pictures is listed on my fav blogs under Kellys Korner I dont know her I just found her blog through another friend but she has awesome recipes and a really cute blog!!! Good luck with the pregnancy!!!!

Alicia said...

Thanks for the post you left me on my blog. I thought i would come here and leave you one on yours =).
I hope the morning sickness stops soon for you, i remember when i was pregnant i was so sick so i feel for you. Maybe you can get back into running soon.

Chrissy (Cooper) Whitten said...

all the networks get me...We have 9 abc, 6 cbs, 5 nbc and 1 mtv. Again, without DVR....no shows would be seen! ;)