Thank you for all the wonderful comments, tweets, and FB messages! Now that the beans have been spilled, many of you asked how I am feeling and if I’m still running. I’ll start off with the good…
I was truly expecting the worst during the 1st trimester – morning sickness and fatigue round the clock. I don’t know how or why but I managed to escape both of them. Honestly, I feel fantastic. Compared to what I thought the 1st trimester would be like, I have very few complaints.
Since I felt so good, there were no excuses when it came to running. Running is going well (albeit slow) and it makes me feel “normal” and more “me” again. But more on that in another post.
It’s not all rainbows and unicorns! Constipation (sorry!) is my top problem right now. This is such a foreign concept since running always, without fail, kept me regular. Now no amount of fiber in the world, coupled with running, can do that. I finally started an OTC med (OB approved) and it works pretty well.
Insomnia is becoming more frequent. On Saturday morning I was up from 3-5AM, counting down the minutes until I could leave for my run. But insomnia does have its perks.
I’m technically out of the 1st trimester on Wednesday and I’m hoping new symptoms don’t emerge! I’ve been so lucky so far.
So, about the future of the blog…
This will always, first and foremost, be a running blog. RTLR will not turn into a baby blog. But pregnancy affects running, just as having a kid affects running, and my content (as it relates to running) will change accordingly.
I do promise to never use #motherunner or #zombiemom. Don’t get me started.
My next few posts will focus on 1st trimester running (with a race recap!), heart rate/pregnancy/running (a hot topic that seriously fires me up), and running during IVF (another controversial topic that deserves attention). I hope you read along!