Category Archives: healthy living

Mayhem Monday: Is it time to Slow Down?

Last week was unofficially birthday week for my hubby. I tend to stretch out his and the boys’ birthdays over the span of a week for some reason. Maybe I’m over-compensating for my ill-fated December 17 birthday that’s often hard to really celebrate because of the time of year. Or maybe I just like cake. There’s that too.



Either way, I think we had a lot of fun, a lot of food and a lot of memories made. Yesterday was the final celebration with my side of the family. We had a simple brunch of bagels, fresh fruit and pie. Yum!! I also got raves on the fresh orange juice courtesy of my Breville juicer. I suspect they may see a spike in sales this week.

Torpedo belly, post 2.5 mile run.

Torpedo belly, post 2.5 mile run.

I managed only one run last week and that was pretty much the only exercise I did. I was feeling even more worn out than usual, sleeping even worse than usual but have been noticing a lot of cramping, low back pain that I haven’t experienced yet. Not the usual “stretching” type pain, more like period cramps, not overwhelming but enough for me to stop and take notice. I really noticed it on Thursday and Friday when I had to pause walking home from dropping the kids off at daycare (a 3 minute walk) to breathe. I’ve never experienced this with either of my other pregnancies so I don’t know if it’s just a “version” of Braxton Hicks (which I am well acquainted with) or if there’s something else going on. I don’t want to be paranoid but I also don’t want to ignore the symptoms if it’s something more than just BH. I see my doctor this week so we’ll see what she says. For now, I’m just taking it easy and monitoring everything.

33 weeks. And in a dress. Impressive!

33 weeks. And in a dress. Impressive!

So with that said, any workouts this week are likely suspended until I get an all-clear from my doc. I’ll still walk the kids to daycare but I want to talk over everything with her before I do anything more. As much as I’d love to have this baby asap, 33 weeks pregnant is way to early for that to be happening.

I’ll probably be taking advantage of the extra time to start freezer meal planning, digging out baby clothes and diapers to wash, and maybe I’ll finally get some of my crochet projects done!

The never-ending baby blanket. I might finish it for his/her college years.

The never-ending baby blanket. I might finish it for his/her college years.

First attempt at an elf hat and multiple colours. This one for girl, next, one for boy.

First attempt at an elf hat and multiple colours. This one for girl, next, one for boy.

Have a great week everyone!

**Update: after getting this ready to post up for Monday, I ended up with a wicked sore throat/cold. My 3rd this summer. Grrrrr. I guess I’ll be resting whether I want to or not**

Answering your Pregnancy Questions

I haven’t been doing regular pregnancy updates because…well, I’m lazy. Plus, after 2 pregnancies, what is perhaps exciting to others (maybe?) isn’t as exciting to me. But given that I have less than 2 months to go and that I don’t sleep and can’t workout as much or train for any races right now (whichContinue Reading

Manitoba Marathon Relay: Race Recap

This marathon relay was one of those things that seemed like an OK idea at the time and gradually became a “I’m going to regret this, aren’t I?” thing as the weeks leading up to race day approached. We didn’t have a 6th runner to use as an alternate, I was feeling much less pregnantContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Almost to the Third Trimester

This past week has been like whoa. So much going on and I’ve been feeling progressively more craptastic. I don’t know if it’s the lack of sleep or what but I feel pretty terrible a lot of the time. Saturday, I couldn’t even get out of bed for more than a few hours before havingContinue Reading

5 Things to Help you Navigate your Fit Pregnancy

Once upon a time, the though of exercising during pregnancy would make everyone around you gasp in horror. Apparently it was bad for you and harmful to your baby. Apparently. We’re a bit wiser about such things now and although there are things that aren’t safe or aren’t as safe to do when you’re withContinue Reading

Scenes from the Week

Restless Leg Syndrome and Pregnancy

If you’ve ever had a conversation about pregnancy with me, you know that it’s not a fond topic of conversation for me. Truth be told, I dislike pregnancy very, very much. I don’t enjoy it. At all. But not for the reasons you may be thinking. Sure, the weight gain is tough and losing theContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Racing my 4 Year Old

After basking in the glow of the Fargo 10k, I ended up taking most of the week off. Not intentionally, I actually felt pretty good but work kept me glued to my desk during the day, negating my usual workout time. There are some major, major changes going on that will take effect before IContinue Reading

Running and Pregnancy: Yes, I do it.

Once upon a time, we lived in an age where being pregnant meant you had to take it easy, no lifting, no strenuous work, just rest, relaxation and a few indulgences to keep the hormone monster at bay. Once upon a time it was also said that women shouldn’t run because it might cause ourContinue Reading

Fargo Bound!

Just a short update because I have a million things to do before I head out the door later tonight for Fargo. 10k tomorrow morning and I’m exhausted just thinking about it! My plan is pretty simple: run and have fun. I have zero goals in mind other than that. I want to enjoy theContinue Reading