Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Remember this time and enjoy it @ 36 weeks!!

Don't get me wrong I  LOVE being pregnant and am so grateful that I am having a great pregnancy, but I am craving a fast track workout, a long hard trail run or to check a day off on a marathon training plan.

I need to remember this time when I am unmotivated to run when training for the NYC marathon!

I hate how my thighs rub and I feel mushy. I know it's OK though.

I am still running...barely, biking and lifting light. I hope to bounce back and get in shape, eat clean and get fit! For me and for baby as I plan to breastfeed.

I am so lucky and grateful for my friends and family. I had a couple of great baby showers!

My sister, mom and I at Baby Shower.

One of our maternity shots

Friday, January 24, 2014

31.5 Weeks

Things are going good!

I am still running, but slowly. My shins have been hurting...I have newer shoes, but am thinking just being heavier is impacting.

My shower is planned and I have registered. I am in a good place. We are taking birthing classes and getting the nursery ready.

Overall, I am enjoying pregnancy. Every now and then I am uncomfortable, but so far so good. I am grateful for that.

I always thought that when I was pregnant I would love having the time off of running and letting my body recuperate from years and years of training, but I find myself wanting to workout. I am happy that exercise is instilled in my brain. It's nice not to have a specific workout, but I find myself looking at races that I want to run in the future and actually am craving a schedule. I need to remember this when I am in full on marathon training mode.

I decided to go to the first race of the Nighthawks season. You can read about Nighthawks here.
It's really tough when the ladies you beat last year lap you....very humbling. However, I had a great "race" and had fun so that's what it's about. Not sure if I will go up again this year. I mean I peed two times on the course and I kinda lost my balance a few times so not really worth it to keep baby safe, but we'll see... there is something about snow shoeing at night that is just magical.

Trail running at North Table Mtn Loop...30 weeks

Go Broncos!

Snow Shoe Race at 31.5 weeks!

Monday, December 30, 2013

28 weeks...

Things I love right now....

Skinny maternity jeans from Old Navy. I can wear my boots now!

Belly Band while running

My Treadmill

Feeling baby girl

Hugging my husband and my belly touches him before anything else.

Lifting at the gym

Getting nursery ready

Christmas Day

Dad and Sue at the Hub

Thursday, December 12, 2013

26 weeks...

26 weeks this Sunday! I feel so good and am really enjoying being pregnant as I have heard third trimester will more difficult.

Still in the process of getting the nursery ready and narrowing down what bedroom set to purchase.

I also need to register! That seems so overwhelming to me. There is so much stuff out there.

In running news....

I officially have been accepted to the NYC Marathon for 2014!I applied 2011, 2012 and 2013...


You Have Been Accepted Into 
2014 TCS New York City Marathon

Visit Upcoming races for more information

I will have an almost 8 month old at this time....I am worried about breast feeding, but feel fairly confident that I will be trained enough to run a marathon. Ideally I would love to race it!

5k Time!

I told myself that I wanted to run at least one race while I was pregnant.

I understand and have read many blogs where pregnant women run in many races throughout their pregnancy, but since this is my first and I am older I feel comfortable with one...maybe.

There is a perfect 5k January 4th. It's right in my neighborhood, is only $10 and I have ran it the past two years so wouldn't want to break the streak.

However...I am not in 5k shape at all, I am fit and have been running 10-15 miles a week, but not in any kind of race shape.

Will my pride be hurt by just slowly running a race just to finish? My stats will show such a slow time. I hope I will be OK with that. As of right now I plan on running it unless there is bad weather/icy conditions!

Running to the Gym at 8 degrees outside...Good Times!
25 weeks

Is anyone else running NYC 2014?

Did you run races while pregnant?

When you were pregnant did you wear a belly band? At what point did you wear one?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

21 Weeks and Guess the Gender Party!

We had the guess the gender party last night! What a blast!

I had my Dr. appointment a couple weeks ago. I told them that I didn't want to know the sex, but to put the answer in an envelope. I kept it in a drawer and didn't peek!

A week before the party I went to a really good bakery in our town, Das Meyer.

I ordered the cake and gave them the envelope. At first she said so blue or pink on the inside? I said I don't know it's in the envelope!

So Saturday my mom and step dad came into town, which was nice.

They helped with setting up and the food. We picked up the cake and it was gorgeous!

The party started and people were talking and having a good time, we had chili and corn muffins and then it was time!

I really thought we were having a boy so as David and I were cutting the cake I assumed I would see blue...I saw PINK!

I was so surprised! I am so happy! Now we get to pick colors and get the nursery ready.

I am starting to feel the baby, which is pretty amazing.

It's weird knowing early...but now I am so excited to have a girl!!

I am very grateful!

David and I can see the inside of the cake! I am freaking out!!

PINK! It's a GIRL!!!

21 weeks! 

Moms out there: Did you find out the sex of your baby?

If you did find out did you process not having the opposite?

More party pics to come later!

Monday, October 21, 2013

18 Weeks

Things are going well! Have energy for the most part. Walking or running and lifting a bit. Crazy week at work with Parent/Teacher conferences and other night meetings for work.

 How far along: 18 weeks.

Total weight gain:  7 lbs.

What I love: Planning our Guess the Gender Party and sending out the invite!

Worries: Feeling overwhelmed after baby is born 

Sleep: I wake up every night around 3AM....that sucks....

Best moment of the week: Getting through my crazy week and people are noticing my belly!

Food cravings: Fruit

Food aversions: 

Baby’s Movement: None yet

The belly:  Getting bigger especially at the end of the day. 

My Movement: Walk and run during week and have a warrior weekend planned...

Milestones:  Figuring out my maternity leave. With my expected due date I would have three weeks to go back to work. However, we decided that I don't have to go back to work until next school year, which for me starts early August and the baby will be about 4 months old. 

Symptoms: A little insomnia and can't eat big meals. 

Gender: My appointment was October 17th and I have a sealed envelope with the answer!!! I plan to take it to the bakery to make us a cake with either pink or blue on the inside. 

What I’m looking forward to: When we cut the cake at the party and find out the gender in front of our close friends and family!

What I miss: Wine, staying up late and training hard for a fall race. 

Next appt: December 2

Due Date: March 23

Baby Coates!

Little Feet!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

15 Weeks

Here we go...
How far along: 15 weeks.
Total weight gain:  3 lbs.
What I love: Planning our Guess the Gender Party
Worries: Nothing really...
Sleep: I am sleeping great.
The belly: When I am full it feels bigger but my husband says I look the same. 
Best moment of the week: I am completely off caffeine...I feel good overall and am sleeping great but I usually have caffeine before running. So that has been an adjustment. I don't always "have my pump on" but have been having decent runs.  I just feel out of breathe all the time.
Food cravings: Grapes and apples
Food aversions: Turkey lunch meat
Baby’s Movement: None yet.
My Movement: I only ran 2 days last week, but so far this week has been good with a spin workout, a run/walk and an hour trail run.
Milestones: My pants are getting tighter and I had to change my belt loop hole by one. 
Symptoms: I need to eat only small meals. We went to Ruby Tuesdays on Friday and I didn't even finish my meal and I was  full for a couple hours after. 
Gender: My appointment is October 17th but I will have them put the answer in an envelope and take it to the bakery to make us a cake with either pink or blue frosting. 
What I’m looking forward to: When we cut the cake at the party and find out the gender in front of our close friends and family!
What I miss: Wine, staying up late and training hard for a fall race. 
Next appt: October 8th
Due Date: March 23

My best friend and I at brunch in Denver.