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Twas Two Days Before Chrismas…12/23/12

This momma to be woke up at 6:24 am on a Sunday morning!  Ugh!  It doesn’t seem fair that in about 10 weeks I’m going to be so sleep deprived and I can’t seem to get enough of it in the bank now…oh well!

After Wednesday’s run I developed some severe pain just below my abdomen.  It worried me, and I questioned whether or not to call the doctor, but then figured it was round ligament pain and let it be.  The next morning I could barely walk and realized that it felt just like a pulled muscle, or ligament or whatever.  Every time I stood up and tried to walk, it was there and it was pretty intense. After walking a few steps though it would gradually loosen up and feel a little better.  I got some questions at work because I was definitely walking different.  So I decided to take a day off of running. 

I thought about swimming, but the showers were so cold on Tuesday, so I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.  Instead I stuffed my face full of yummy food at our lunch potluck!

The next morning when I weighed myself I had actually lost almost a pound since the week before, but last week I had gone up almost 4 pounds!  I figured though it was more an issue of eating big meals the day before my weigh in, but also some of baby’s growth spurt.  So in total now, at almost 30 weeks, I’m up 20 pounds.  With 10 weeks to go, even if I gain a pound a week, I’ll still be at 30 total, which is within the healthy range. 

Friday I didn’t run or really walk much or anything and my pulled muscle seemed to feel a bit better.  When I woke up on Saturday morning I didn’t feel it at all, so naturally I thought it would be a great idea to run.  I ate a breakfast and started pounding the water to try to fill up my bladder so I didn’t have my recurring bladder issue for another Saturday morning run.  Then I went for a slow little run through our neighborhood.  It actually went pretty well.  I felt “full”, but my bladder and my legs felt pretty good and I actually got in 4 miles.  Tim was just heading out for his run as I was coming in so he ran with me for a few minutes.  It was nice. 

I stopped running and BAM!  Pulled muscle hurt again.  So I realized that the running must have aggrevated it.  I walked the dog and got ready to go to my parents house to celebrate Christmas with my Grandma, Aunt and Uncle.  While I was there, everytime I stood up, it was like a knife.  I looked like an old woman getting out of a chair.  After I was up and took a few steps, it would lessen.  This morning its still here. 

I’m not really sure what to do about it.  I’m not running today, but I was planning on running tomorrow.  I guess I’ll just see how it goes.  Either way, I only have about 10 weeks to go now (as long as baby girl is on time, lets hope!) so I guess no matter what I have to do for the remainder of the pregnancy, the end is in sight!  Merry Christmas and happy running to all!!

Merry Christmas from the Adams

Merry Christmas from the Adams


7 month belly shot, getting ready to fly to CO!

7 month belly shot, getting ready to fly to CO!

Twice now my bladder theory has stood up to the test.  I ran today at noon and once again, everything in the bladder area felt fine.  It wasn’t as great of a run as Mondays.  I ran with my friend Darla again and this time I had to stop once around 2 miles because of some cramping in my abdomen.  I started up again and it was still there, so I just jogged slowly and concentrated on my breathing until it finally subsided.  Other than that, I’m just so happy to be able to run for another day!

 I went swimming yesterday morning and as usual, it felt nice, although I did notice that my left quad had that strange “numbing” sensation I sometimes get in my legs when running or walking up stairs.  I swam through it and noticed it seemed sore the rest of the day in that area, and even a little bit today.  So I wonder if when I get that sensation the muscle isn’t quite getting the oxygen or blood it needs so it creates muscle soreness, similar to when you overload your muscles during a race or hard workout.  I find it interesting more than anything, especially since science isn’t 100% sure what causes muscle soreness anyway.

 Another strange thing happened today.  My left foot/ankle was completely swollen this morning!  When looking at my left foot and right foot together, I just laughed because it was such a huge difference!  It didn’t hurt or feel different, it just looked really fat and puffy.  I don’t seem to have any swelling anywhere else. 

 There’s not really much else to write about today.  Tomorrow I plan to swim in the morning again and then on Friday I fly out to Colorado for the quick trip with my sister.  I’m going to try to get in a 3 mile run on Friday afternoon out there while I’m waiting for her to get out of work.  I may have to take it even slower than I’ve been going because of the altitude change.  We’ll see.  I’m looking really forward to that trip!