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26 Weeks Pregnant + Smoothie Recipe

26 Weeks Pregnant

What it Feels Like

The tummy is definitely getting rounder and bigger, which means more pulling and bladder pressure. During my runs that have moderate elevation change, gravity starts pulling down at my stomach which leaves me with a bit of a cramp just underneath it. 428 more words

Pregnancy

2014: The year I learned to run pregnant and as a new mom

This year I learned so much about this body of mine. I learned to love it, respect it and use it to help my baby grow. 586 more words

Running

Postpartum

Part I

Somewhere in the past 5 weeks I became that mom that wears their baby’s name on a necklace around their neck yet I still feel like I’m just babysitting this cute little guy. 2,925 more words

{Turkey Trot errr...NOT}

Today I got up ate a pre-run breakfast, dressed in the warm layers I’d laid out the night before for my Turkey Trot race, packed hydration, made a new mini-playlist, and headed to the race. 543 more words

Race Reports

Nearing the end... nearing the beginning {38 weeks}

38 weeks, here you are. With nearly constant hunger, thirst and need for a 3pm nap, I know I have arrived. The end of pregnancy approaches and beginning of the rest of our baby’s life is nearing- it’s a very exciting and totally crazy transition! 834 more words

35 weeks: 10 reasons pregnancy is exactly like training for a marathon

35 weeks; you have arrived.  While this past nearly 9 months have been some of the best and weirdest times of my life, I am looking forward to the day the baby comes and we can both love each other but in separate bodies:) As this is my first baby, I’m still mystified at the strength of it’s kicks and movement in my stomach- I wonder if that ever gets old. 303 more words

"Pregnancy Brain" is the chapter missing from Lean In

or…” Sorry, can you repeat that…a tiny human is punching my bladder ” or “Excuse me, I have to pee again.”

Last year I read Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and was inspired and empowered thinking, “heck ya I can be a mom and a successful professional.” Racking my brain back to that book, I’m realizing she left out the major road block of “Pregnancy Brain”…that or she’s just so smart that her “Pregnancy Brain” brought her intelligence just above the average human instead of her typically exponential smarts. 812 more words