Yes, I know I’ve been slacking on the updates but I have a good reason. I have been down for the count the past five weeks or so with constant nauseousness and exhaustion. Just as I was ramping down my training for the TransRockies and feeling good with only a few weeks notice, I found out I was pregnant. This was a very pleasant surprise but I was bummed to not be able to race with Anita.
At that point I was very early in the pregnancy and the additional blood in my system must have been helping me in my training. I was running faster than normal with less effort and was really looking forward to six days of trail racing. Apparently that was the honeymoon phase as a week or so later the exhaustion, nauseousness and vomiting began and that’s where I’ve been since then.
I have still been able to get out for some great runs and rides even if they’re not as often as they used to be. A few weeks ago in the midst of the worst of it, I enjoyed an awesome two hour run on Red Hill with Elinor and Leah. It was such a nice surprise to be able to get out that long although I did pay the price later that day and the next day – I was totally worked. I think I may have felt worse than I do after a six day expedition race.
Although I don’t love being pregnant, I do love the outcome and am already looking forward to meeting the newest Anderson. I’m bummed to be missing the randonee racing this winter but am looking forward to lots and lots of pregnant training just like last time.