The pregnancy is coming to an end. I found out this morning that I will be induced on Tuesday morning unless of course something happens sooner. I will be 38 weeks tomorrow so this little guy has thankfully had two additional weeks of gestation over Juniper. All is well with the little man but he is not getting enough space to grow inside so best to get him out where he grow as much as possible.
Although I will be taking today and tomorrow off from training, I have had a great and active pregnancy. I went for a trail run as recently as Wednesday, skied last Sunday, hiked with Juniper in the pack on Thursday and Friday, and rode my bike yesterday. Yes, I’m extremely thankful I was able to do all this right until the end.
I have said it all along (and acted on it) but I feel very strongly that pregnancy is not a disease and not a reason to stop exercising. I have slowed and brought the intensity down significantly but have made sure to get out do what I love whenever I had the energy. Some of my friends and family think I’m crazy and that I should enjoy the time off but that would be miserable for me.
I’m looking forward to meeting the newest addition to our family and enjoying some time getting to know him. Then I will be itching to get back in shape as soon as possible and add some intensity to my training again.