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Does Walking Count?!

Does Walking Count?!

So today my main goal was to improve upon yesterday’s workout. I slowed down my pace to a 13:30 minute mile. In the end I completed 3 miles in about 45 minutes. I walked about a mile of it during the course of the workout. Ashton can get in a position which shoots a sharp pain in my tailbone. I remember Anthony used to do that too. Ashton does it more often and the only way to make it go…

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37 Weeks and 1 mile later…

37 Weeks and 1 mile later…

So the big news of the week is that little Ashton is now considered Full-Term! Yes, my boy can safely come at any time and that would be wonderful. Maybe he will surprise us a little early… Or he may stay put until my scheduled c-section on 1-11-11 (which coincidentally is exactly 2 weeks from today). Whatever the case may be I have 2 weeks or less to go. The good news is that I am pretty much over the…

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A Week of No Running….

A Week of No Running….

Yes, it has officially been one week since I ran. NOT because of any pregnancy issue but I am getting over bronchitis. It’s been a long week but I am telling myself that it is ok to take this break and my body needs to rest and recover. I need to be healthy before Ashton arrives and for right now that means no running! I have felt better the past two days and I am hoping by Sunday I can…

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Made it to 35 weeks!

Made it to 35 weeks!

Yes, I am truly counting down the weeks now. Just 2 more weeks until I’m considered “full-term.” I have been running quite a bit on treadmills the past week. The temps have been in the 30’s and I am not waking up and running early in the cold by myself anymore. We still don’t have our own treadmill (hopefully within the next month or so that will change) so I’ve been using mom and dad’s or Harding’s. My pace is…

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My Birthday and My Baby

My Birthday and My Baby

My sweet Baby Ashton at 33 weeks- also my 32nd birthday! Me with all my babies on my birthday. What a blessing! Roses from my sweet John. 4 for each of my babies and 1 for each of us. My sweetie and I. Well, I meant to post this last week but never got around to blogging so here goes… I had a great birthday last week. I turned 32. My Abi told me she thought I was turning 21…

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St. Jude’s Half Marathon and other running stuff….

St. Jude’s Half Marathon and other running stuff….

John with the kids and their signs waiting for mom and dad Nana and Papa walk by! After the race- They did it!! First off, let me say I’ve made it to 34 weeks still running. It’s getting so HARD to do and today was not a good run by any means. 4 miles with Leslie at a 10:06 avg. The pace doesn’t bother me. The constant pressure building was the KILLER! I don’t mean to complain. I’m so glad…

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A Good Way to End the Week…

A Good Way to End the Week…

Well, I ended up just running 4 days this week. I could have easily gone yesterday but I just wanted to be lazy. How’s that for honesty! Not really a good reason but at this point in the pregnancy I’m not as motivated as I once was. I did run an easy 3 on Thanksgiving morning and went 5 this morning. I think it was my fastest outside 5 in a while. (9:39 avg.) John was planning on golfing at…

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A better run…

A better run…

After yesterday’s run I was kind of dreading heading back out again this morning. The plan was to run 4 and *try* to make it without stopping to find a bathroom. The first mile felt like a repeat of yesterday. I was reminded again of how hard this is and self-doubt and negativity began to creep back in. Forget making it to the end of the pregnancy- can I even make it to week 33? Mile 2 was a little…

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Why am I doing this again?!

Why am I doing this again?!

32 Weeks Today! Today was one of those days that I did NOT feel like running. Of course I was glad when I was done that I did it but I was not in the mood the ENTIRE run. It’s getting so hard. I am trying to take it one run at a time. I only did 3. I averaged a 10:10 mile. The weather was PERFECT too. This week John and Abi are home for Thanksgiving break so I’m…

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19 Miles and going strong…

19 Miles and going strong…

It’s been a good week. I ran 4 days and did: 4, 5, 5 and 5. One of the 5’s was at a 9:20 pace. Yes, at any other time that would be slow but that pace is actually enough to make me sore these days! My quad’s are still feeling it! I am about to start 32 weeks so I am feeling pretty good about heading into Month 8 still running. My next short term goal (besides making it…

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