I’m a proud mom. What else can I say?
I’m not sure this pregnancy has gone fast per say but I do only have six weeks left to my due date. And the scary thing is I only have two weeks
left to the point when Juniper was born. Let’s hope this little guy holds on a bit longer than she did.
Since our trip to Florida a few weeks ago and getting back on the road bike a bunch, I’ve been riding the bike a lot more. Unfortunately all these rides have been inside on the trainer but with the miles put in while in Florida, I am feeling very good on the bike. Maybe I’ll be able to get in enough base miles before the baby is born that after a few weeks off the bike I’ll still feel decent. I’ve also been getting out for some snowy trail runs a few times a week and am really psyched to still be running. I ran and rode right up until the day Juniper was born and I hope I will feel well enough this time to continue for the next month or so.
Juniper has also been keeping me very active and skiing as much as possible. We skied both days last weekend, this past Friday and all day today. I’m sure if we had time, we would be up at the mountain at least three or four days a week. Today she dragged the adults through the tree runs using her short skis as an advantage and laughing hard when one adult happened to fall down.
I can only guess that two kids will make all the activities of training and playing more fun and exhausting. I’m looking forward to it!
With the arrival of February, 2010 is feeling like it is in full swing. January was a busy month of being a mom, working, training, and playing. Oh, and being pregnant and therefore being exhausted the majority of the time. The beginning of the third trimester brought some great runs and even a few road rides as well as a fall down the stairs. Unfortunately I seemed to have tweaked my back while landing on the hard tile at the bottom of the stairs. Thank goodness running, riding, and skiing still feel fine but by the end of the day my back is in lots of pain and has me sitting on the couch with a heat pack.
Whether or not I get in any training, my back seems to hurt the same amount so I have continued to get out when I can. Exercise and training are keeping me sane throughout this pregnancy. It continues to be ‘my’ time and my release from the daily stresses of a two and a half year old as well as work, household chores and daily life. I’m not sure any of us want to know what it would be like if I didn’t continue to get out and purge the stresses.
As I finish up the last few weeks of the seventh month, I’m psyched to still be active and fairly fit despite feeling like I’m so heavy I may not be able to get off the floor when I play with Juniper. Not very many more weeks until I can get out there going hard again so I may as well enjoy the moderate pace right now.
Also, check out the video of Juniper skiing on her own this weekend (yes, I’m a very proud mom!).