So... that meant a doctor's orders of NO RUNNING. Wait, just not "no running", but no exercise.
I was bummed for a brief second, but then accepted the order completely. Heck, if I need to sit on my bum for the remainder of these 7 months to make sure this little person is healthy, develops well, etc, then that is what I'll do! I could busy myself with other things, right? (I cringe thinking of trying to fill 7 months of things other than training/running/being active...)
... coaching, gardening, quilting, finishing the Xmas stocking below... I'm sure there are other fun projects, right?!?
I went back for a second ultrasound that Friday to find that the hemorrhage was much smaller. So, if symptoms stopped for a couple of days, I was okay to start running again. YAAAHHH!!!!!!
I immediately emailed Chris, my coach :)
|Beginning of week 10. Just looks like I ate a big evening meal :)|
|Mediums now... sigh...|
|Beginning of week 10|
Stocking: I was able to make great progress on baby's Xmas stocking during our road trip to Indiana. This might actually be done by baby's first Christmas!
|About 1/3 complete! The name will have to wait :)|
Baby's room: We listed our office set on Craigslist, assuming it would take months to sell. It was a HUGE set. Amazingly, it sold in 3 days. So... now we have an empty room... does that mean I can start shopping for a crib/baby room furniture? I'm all for buying used, so have a CL search up.
The grocery game: Now I've moved on to our freezer, trying to use up the things we've had in there for the better part of a year. This week I tackled:
|photo credit: cookthink.com. Because, obviously, mine did not look this pretty :). But, it turned out moist and flavorful, which is a huge win!|
Plus, it made for a great chicken noodle soup the next day. We were also able to make a LOT of chicken stock to freeze.
On the subject of food: Food has just not tasted the same this last month. It's not like I have food aversions, but things just don't look or sound as good as they used to. I'm hoping that changes...
2014 Best Women's Running Blog: You've probably seen this on FB already, but in case you haven't, I've been nominated to compete for the title of 2014 Best Women's Blog. So far, with the help of YOU, I've made it into the ELITE 8!! Holy cow!!
There may be many more solicitations for votes in the near future, and I assure you, I appreciate EVERY SINGLE ONE! This is a dream come true to be one of the top 8 running blogs in the country. I can only hope we can make it further!!!
If you're reading and haven't voted, PLEASE consider voting. It just takes a second!!! http://www.saltyrunning.com/2014/04/01/greatest-womens-running-blog-elite-eight/
Let's make it to the Final Four!!! :)