Tuesday, March 24, 2020

My Only Big Race of 2020

We are seeing some strange times, aren't we? It's a weird feeling. Life goes on but we really aren't "supposed to" go anywhere! I'm thankful to be homeschooling, especially at a time like this, as our school routine hasn't changed. It's the co-ops, the playdates, the library and the appointments that we're missing and that just feels weird.

I have been trying to make use of the time when we "can't" do so much, to instead DO a lot of things I don't want to do. (i.e. clean bathrooms, clean and restock our fridge that failed this weekend - now fixed, organize old papers, sell books we don't need, etc)

The time is well spent but I wonder how long all of this will continue!

Like the rest of the running world, my race scheduled for this weekend was swapped for a Virtual Run. Thankfully it's a half marathon - as I'm not sure I could handle running a full marathon on the same old roads in our town! My dear running partner/friend and I had planned on making the trip to the Wicked Half Marathon in Kansas to prepare her for Boston but we'll just be running loops around town instead.

Personally I'm not too heartbroken because I don't have any intense goals for racing while pregnant anyways. I do feel for everyone who had been training hard for Boston though - such a bummer! At least the race is postponed and not cancelled.

Our Baby 4.0 is 14 weeks now and I have written absolutely nothing about him/or her on the blog yet! I have been planning to for a while, it just hasn't happened.

We had our midwife appointment a couple weeks ago and we all loved hearing baby's heartbeat. Our whole family was also happy to be reunited with our favorite midwife! She delivered our 2nd and 3rd boys; it's great to have her over to visit again.

Compared to the pregnancy with our third baby, I haven't noticed many differences besides being extremely tired. Before finding out we were pregnant, I was planning to get my iron levels tested because I was sure there was something wrong. Like maybe running 2 Fall marathons and a 24-miler within a four week span had messed up my body long term or something. Nope. Turned out I was pregnant! We are so excited!

I have continued running though my motivation has been a struggle during these cold, icy and dark months. Thankfully things are warming up now and we have a little more daylight; and my morning sickness has mostly ended. Strength training and doing prenatal-specific exercises from G Training has been much more of a priority this time around. More on that later.

Also, I have found some of the cutest tanks that should last the whole pregnancy! I have started my own Zyia Active business and they have the comfiest workout gear. The Copper Charged Tanks have a long fit, which I love. They aren't "maternity" specific so I ordered a size up and now have plenty of room to let baby grow.

I'm off to digest some food before an evening run with the gals in town! This piece of encouragement I will leave you with: God causes EVERYTHING to work together for the good of those who love Him. Everything. I trust that God will bring good things out of even such a crazy time as this.

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  1. This year sure has been interesting, to say the least. We are really being tested. I'm so glad I have running to keep me grounded!

  2. Great news that you are feeling well and still able to run. Sure helps these days! Thanks for linking up today

  3. It's wonderful to hear that you are feeling good and able to keep up with your workouts!

  4. It's wonderful to hear that you're feeling good and able to keep up with your workouts!

  5. Sounds like it was a nice surprise to find out you weren't ill, you were "just" pregnant! May you have an easy pregnancy & delivery. Congrats!

  6. Glad to hear you're feeling well ;-) Are you planning to find out the baby's gender? Crazy times, for sure. Although it's a great unknown, I think it's a great experience for us (and our kids) to live through. We're all gonna be so much more appreciative of the "little" things after this.

  7. Congrats on your pregnancy! I dont think I could do a full marathon as a virtual race. Even a half would be tough!

  8. Congratulations! So glad to hear that you are feeling well. Good thoughts for a happy and healthy pregnancy!

    Times are definitely strange. We will get through it, but I think we will all be forever changed from the experience.

  9. Aww I didn't realize you were expecting #4! Congrats, mama!