Wow it sure has been a while since I last posted here! There have been some huge changes in my life since my last post with a little baby twist… For starters I haven’t posted here since I headed to Squamish for the 8k race and I haven’t been for a run since SeaWheeze 2016 last August. This is because I was focusing on expanding our family.
My partner and I had been trying to get pregnant for a number of months without much luck. I thought easing back on the amount of running I was doing could help the process. Running stresses the body and I just figured I had nothing to lose to try and eliminate as much stress as I could. Because I wasn’t sharing that journey on my social media I found I was at a loss for what to write and post here. I was going through one of the biggest and most important journeys of my life and I felt that anything I posted was almost dishonest. To post without mentioning anything about it felt like I wasn’t being my true self.
The process of going through each cycle closely monitoring everything my body was doing, taking clomid, and finally injectable hormones was really tough. I found myself really withdrawing from all online activity because I didn’t know how to share some parts of my life without sharing this. How do I explain why I am suddenly not running, or going to the gym as often, and so on.
But I am so excited to share that we were successful in our fertility journey and are now expecting a sweet little baby boy! While I am already step-mom to a teenage son, this is my first time to carry a child 🙂
The first trimester was a little tough to continue physical activity as I was super exhausted and napped nearly every day. I am now almost 28 weeks, coming up to the end of my second trimester, and have been enjoying having my energy back! While I am still not running (though missing it terribly!), I have been frequenting the gym, yoga studio, and walking to work each day.
I feel great and am grateful that I have had a very easy and enjoyable pregnancy so far 🙂
The nature of this blog is sure to change now that we have a little one on the way. I imagine I will still talk mostly about running (when I start again postpartum), workouts, monthly goals, and yoga as well as yummy healthy recipes. There will just be a little more baby thrown in there – I am excited to share how I am keeping fit and healthy through my pregnancy and what fitness will look like for me once the little nugget gets here.
I definitely have more to share about our fertility journey and will likely write more about it in the future. I am also really excited to hear about your pregnancy, as well as health and fitness, adventures.