Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Good, The Bad, The Weird and The Secret

And of course, for those of you who’ve been following along, a word on eye temperature.

So let’s get The Bad out of the way first shall we?

I haven’t really been blogging. That you knew. What you didn’t know is that besides not blogging, I have also not been running (yes,  yes I can hear all of your cumulative gasps from this side of the computer screen.) It’s time to come clean folks. I haven’t run in nearly 3 months. **SIGH**

Now, I have a good reason for this. And that, my friends, is the secret I’ve been keeping.  I actually wanted to tell you all much much sooner. I even wrote a blog post 3 months ago to do just that. But one thing led to another and the secret went from good, to good and kind of scary so it felt kind of weird to talk about. But now…let’s see here…now, it’s still good and I honestly have no idea what else to think. So I’m just really not going to think about it. ‘Cause that’s the way I roll when something’s entirely out of my hands. I’m just going to focus on the good part. It’s much more fun :-)

So ya ready for me to spill it or what? I do believe I have officially stalled long enough and we’re far enough down in the post that all you FB followers had to click over to see what the secret is (neener neener) so ok…here goes nothing:

I’m pregnant!


Baby #3, will be making his or her arrival early fall sometime. And we are all very excited over here! Particularly, the Little Miss, who’s already decided we’ll be having another girl and FULL of questions I seriously do NOT know how to answer (so we’re settling on yes, babies do come out of mommy’s tummy through her belly button kind of like an explosion…with sparkles).

And the weird part, now this is the part I’m not really sure exactly how much I should or should not be sharing. But then again, we’re runners here and we’re nothing if not, well, bodily (sweat, urine color, bloody trail wounds, blister size, and on and on it goes.) Still, I’ll tread lightly.

Some of you running mama studs out there, I’m sure have the question mulling around in your head, “Ok, Yay for you! You’re pregnant! But why not run anyway?” And this is a valid question. I am all for moms running while pregnant, in fact, I fully intended on being one of those moms. However, sometimes things don’t go as planned and one thing you need to be particularly careful of if you do decide to continue running while pregnant, is what your body is telling you.

My body happened to contract some kind of upper respiratory virus right at the beginning of my pregnancy (now, we know why I couldn’t shake that sucker forever don’t we?). So I decided to give myself a break and some time off running while I got over it.

While still at the tail end of that virus,  but just about ready to suck it up and get back on the treadmill, I had my first OBGYN visit where I got to see my sweet little peanut, hear the heartbeat and learn that in my doctor’s words, “I’ve got some interesting things going on in there.” Basically, the kiddo has company and we’re not exactly sure what it is (wait…does that make me sound like I’m some kind of alien host from a sci-fi flick or something, that’s totally not what I meant).

I’ll spare you all the details and skip to where we are now. Whatever it is that’s decided to join my little one, is pretty big, but it doesn’t seem to be growing. So it’s possible, even likely, that I’ll go through the whole pregnancy and we won’t have to do a thing. It could be a cyst, it could be a tumor, my OBGYN even mentioned that it closely resembles the tissue of my uterus, something like a 2nd uterus. Which is possible. Some women do actually have 2, but generally speaking, they’re born that way and you’d think somebody would have noticed a spare uterus on me, oh I don’t know, during one of my other pregnancies? (Leave it to me to be carrying a little diva who demands her own uterus. “Who me? You expect me to develop in a USED uterus. Puh lease. I don’t think so.”) So anyway, the 2nd uterus, is highly unlikely. We’re probably looking at either a cyst or a tumor, either way, we’re keeping an eye on it and we’ll see.

Now, my OBGYN did not tell me not to run. In fact, what he said was at least at this point, I could continue. But I’ll admit it, the unidentified tag-a-long had me a little worried. Then, I got sick again, fluish. Then, I started to have a little bit of bleeding. And at that point, I pretty much just decided that this was perhaps God’s way of telling me to slow down and walk (for now). As one of my coaching clients told me, “Them’s the breaks when you’re carrying a life inside you.” Correctomundo. And just like I do whatever I can to keep my two little girlies running around here safe, so too am I going to play it safe with this little one. Not that I’ve had much choice in the matter anyway, I’ve basically had one virus or another since February (currently sinus infection).

So between the pregnancy fun, one sickness after another, and the hot eyes, that’d be my excuse for not hanging around on my blog much.

Wait…what’s that? The hot eyes? Ah, yes. I haven’t explained that yet.  When I get really really really tired, my eyes don’t just get heavy, they get hot and I can barely keep them open (which makes it really hard to type). And my eyes have been hot ALOT lately. Now RunSis tells me I’m crazy and that she has no idea what I’m talking about, but come on people! Someone else out there has to know about hot eyes. I can’t possibly be the only one. Doesn’t anyone else out there get hot eyes?

And…that’s my update. The good, the bad, the weird, and the secret. I’d love to chat a little bit longer, but I can feel the temperature in my eyes starting to rise a little already. I will however give you my solemn oath to post a little more often, so that when I do write it doesn’t have to cover 3 months and take 9 hours to read. And I’ve actually got one already to go in my head with regards to BAT times. You know BAT  times right? Gun times, Chip times, BAT times. Not ringing any bells? Huh. I thought everybody knew about those, but then again, I was apparently wrong about the eyes so…..

'Til next time...

P.S. For those of you who have been inquiring, YES! I am still coaching online. My site is And yes, that New Year’s Special is still good (mostly because I haven’t gotten around to changing it, but FYI I plan on posting a new spring special next week.)

P.P.S. For those of you who have been emailing me, if I haven’t gotten back to you already, I promise I will! I’m still playing a little catch up here. I love hearing from you all!


Molly said...

that is so exciting, perfect reason not to be running. Congrats!!!

bobbi said...

Congratulations! I hope everything with the "mystery guest" works itself out - you do exactly what your body tells you to do and no more :)

hot eyes, huh? never noticed that...

Danielle said...

Congrats! Take care of your self! I'm sure the running community will forgive you for not running. : )

Kayla said...

Congrats! Thats very exciting! Hope the rest of the pregnancy goes well!

Melissa C said...

Congrats again! I will keep you in my prayers. I hope that you can get better and that everything will be ok during your pregnancy.

Angela said...

Thank goodness! :-D Shew!

The hot eyes thing is so weird!

Glad you are in a good place now and just keep taking it easy. I will run in your honer until you can do it again!

Get better please!!! I miss you!!

momwifefitnesslife said...

Congratulations to you and your family!!!!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

Hooray for a new baby! I hope all goes well and the hot eyes and other symptoms clear up soon!

runnanna said...

So happy you're back on the blog ! Hey, I get the hot eyes too when I'm tired. I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. Must be genetic ! Relax and take good care of my new've got a lot of runs left in didn't start at age 55 ! love ya!

Teamarcia said...

Congrats and best wishes! What exciting news!

Anonymous said...

Oh Congrats!! I'm the anonymous reader who's been stalking you. I was actually hoping that would be the secret! Best of luck for a healthy pregnancy! Hopefully you'll still be posting for us :)

Meredith said...

SO completely excited for you! I can't believe that I missed the announcement!


Praying for your little peanut, and the tagalong. Good things for the peanut, and go away-ish type things for the other. :)

Stay healthy, and rested!!

SupermomE12 said...

Huge congrats! I missed the news earlier. Yay! I am so excited for you. AND, I am going to have an awesome maternity/exercise shirt being given away on my blog this week. Come see :)

RunMom said...

Thank-you all so much for your well wishes! I'll be sure to keep you posted on baby (and friend)'s status :-)

Jennifer said...

Congrats to you. Hope you and the little bambino are doing well.