When I was pregnant (and running!) with Gman... I got a horrible stomach bug around 20 wks. Lots of vomitting led to a trip to the ER to be rehydrated. Once I recovered, I never ran again during that pregnancy - I had to make the switch to walking.
After last week's 5 day migraine (and another trip to the ER!), I was afraid I might be headed down the same path. I had jogged the day before Thanksgiving, making it 12 days in between runs - yikes! - and part of me was afraid I wouldn't be able to get back into it.
But then I had dinner on Sat night with 2 old friends. I met these girls online in early 2005, when we were all pregnant with kiddos due in Jan 2006. Sasha and I have been good friends for a few years - we connect on lots of levels (struggling to do it all as working moms, running, shopping!) and I just love her dearly. And she lives in my home state of OK. Beth and I have shared lots of stories about our kids (we have girls the same age and boys about the same age!) and she's THE source when it comes to info on running - I love it! But I'd never gotten to meet her... until last weekend. So fun!
They were in Dallas to run the White Rock half marathon. Over a carb-y dinner of pasta, they shared their training regimens and we talked life. It was that kind of rejuvenating fun - just what I needed! Here we are, after dinner (I stand at a short 5'4", but don't these girls make me look like a giant?) :)
They gave me the energy I needed to run last night. It was tough, but I'm so glad I did it! I'm still working towards a goal of reaching wk 9 of the c25k (I'm currently doing wk 6 - for the 3rd time - see what I mean about setbacks?!) After I reach wk 9, then I'll work backwards towards wk1. It'll be challenging in Dec (I only have approx 3-4 time slots avail in each wk to run, so I HAVE to make it happen in those times!), but if I make it thru without any repeated wks... I'll finish wk 1 when I'm 31 wks pg - almost 8 months! So much can happen, but all I'm thinking about is one jog at a time.
And in the meantime... in the last 2-3 wks.... my belly has taken on a life of it's own! Here I am with Sissy.. in the new house... sans shoes... She loves 'her baby' so much - I think I'll be getting alotta help!