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Mayhem Monday: Feeling (Almost) Normal and Consciously Upsizing

I am very (VERY) happy to report that my nausea is finally starting to ease up a bit.

<insert Hallelujah chorus here>

After two and a half months of all day, all night, no end in sight agony, I’m finally starting to feel a bit more energetic and more like myself. I still have moments every day where I feel sick and need to stop for a minute but otherwise, I feel like the end in coming. Whoop! I’m even starting to wean down my anti-nausea pills very slowly.

Last week was fairly uneventful as we said goodbye to March in anticipation of April’s arrival tomorrow and the hopeful melting of the snow so that Spring can get started. (note: I wrote this before seeing the forecast of blizzard weather and possible 25cms of snow. Blarg!)

I managed two short runs, a little bit of shopping to size up my workout clothes as my current ones are starting to feel a bit too snug to be really comfortable. I don’t think I’ll be wearing them for too much longer. But that’s ok because I found some seriously awesome shorts that should work well for the rest of this pregnancy and into post partum recovery.

Why yes, I believe a run would feel quite dandy right about now.

Why yes, I believe a run would feel quite dandy right about now.

I think I took one of everything to try on. So many pretty clothes!

I think I took one of everything to try on. So many pretty clothes!

Oh Under Armour. You had me at neon, you sold me at thumbholes.

Oh Under Armour. You had me at neon, you sold me at thumbholes.

This top was stunning and so incredibly comfortable. I debated for so long about buying it but in the end, I left it behind in order to stick to my budget and get the items that were needed (i.e shorts). I may have wept a bit.

This top was stunning and so incredibly comfortable. I debated for so long about buying it but in the end, I left it behind in order to stick to my budget and get the items that were needed (i.e shorts). I may have wept a bit.

So far, running feels really good but definitely hard. After all the injury time, my endurance has really suffered which is a huge source of frustration because it’s only going to get worse as the months go by. I want to be able to do more but I know my limits. I’m going to start adding in the bike so that I can still move my legs on non-running days after my exam in a couple of weeks. Right now, studying is my only real priority until that exam is written. Then I’ll have some breathing room to focus on other things.

Bumpin' out in my awesome For Two Fitness tank post 2 mile run.

Bumpin’ out in my awesome For Two Fitness tank post 2 mile run.

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How Quickly Life can Change

You may have noticed that 2014 hasn’t gotten off to the start I was anticipating. Still injured, and our house has been sick for what seems like an eternity. It’s been a slow start to the year and admittedly, it feels like we’ve been in 2014 for a lot longer than we have. I’ve feltContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Sounding like a Broken Record

Broken record time: Last week…we were sick. Shocking, I know. We started out Monday morning with Fit Boy, who was perfectly fine when he went to bed the night before, waking up with a 101F temperature which quickly became a 103F temp. Oy. So I stayed home with him Monday and hubby took Tuesday off.Continue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Still Mending

If you can believe it, we still have germs in the house. Unreal. Thankfully, we’re up a definite upswing but it has been a loooooooooooooooong way to get where we’re trying to go. Last week, Mr. O. fell hard with on/off fever for days. He’s never been big on sleep and definitely isn’t a naturallyContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: We’ve been overrun with Germs!

I spend last week siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!! Remember all that talk about sleep? Yeah, I think I know why I was so tired. I was fighting off this bug that finally took over last week. And take over it did! I felt like absolute garbage. Yuck. You know it’s bad when you can’t even get out ofContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Got Sleep on the Brain

This past week didn’t quite go as planned. Work got unexpectedly busy, meetings were scheduled, appointments to go to, a canceled yoga class and an unfortunate pool “fouling”  (thankfully not while I was in the pool, but just as I was arriving) really threw things off for me. It actually ended up being a blessingContinue Reading

My 2014 Mantra

I saw a lot of this “focus word” stuff floating around last year and thought it was a fantastic idea. What I couldn’t figure out what what my focus word should be. By the time summer rolled around, I pretty much gave up and figured my brain wasn’t wired for a single word of focus.Continue Reading

My Running Woes Continue

I think I might have been cursed. Or at least walking around with a great big dark cloud over my running visor. I’ve been battling tendonitis since the beginning of August. It’s been a long road back with many starts and stops along the way but I did what I could. Yes it was frustratingContinue Reading

Happy Birthday Fit Mom!! The year that was 33.

As I prepare to bid adieu to 33 and bonjour to my 34th birthday I find myself reflecting, as I often do, on the year that’s passed me by. Most people like to do this toward the end of the year but since my birthday is on the 17th (tomorrow), I find I like toContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Is it 2014 Yet?

Welcome to December!! I hope everyone survived American Thanksgiving. I know I stayed away from Pinterest and Instagram most of the weekend because the food porn would have been the end of me and I would have eaten my computer. Either way, the weekend is done and here we are back at Monday. I feelContinue Reading