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Aug 30

August 30, 2016

Weekend + Last Week’s Workouts

I’m a little late getting to this post but better late than never, right? We had a great weekend and I thought I would share some of it with you guys. We are really getting out of the house a lot so that we can get to know our new city as much as possible! There is a lot to do here and we are learning the food is incredible. (Also, I couldn’t load all of my pictures for some…

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Jul 25

July 25, 2016

When You Can’t Run… But You Can Walk

I am 5 weeks postpartum right now. Usually, most doctors do not clear you to exercise until you are 6 weeks out for a vaginal birth or 8 weeks for a c-section. Based on this, I should be cleared at the 6 week mark. However, my previous doctor in Chicago did let me start exercising at 4 weeks after my first pregnancy because I ran the entire nine months. I thought about asking my current doctor if this would be…

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Jul 20

July 20, 2016

Pregnancy #2 Recap: Health, Fitness, and Weight

I thought I would do a quick post on how my health and fitness was overall during pregnancy #2 since I actually get this question a lot. I wasn’t as diligent with my workouts and health as I was with my first pregnancy because, well, I have a toddler. But, I was pretty close to being just as active especially considering I was chasing said toddler around all. the. time. I kept up with my running mostly. I was running…

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Feb 17

February 17, 2016

Tips on Running during Pregnancy

Before I start this post, I want to mention that you ALWAYS need to clear any exercise with your doctor. I had a conversation with my doctor about exercise and running during pregnancy which she approved and supports me doing. I am not a doctor and I base this all on my own personal experience. Now that we have that little disclaimer out of the way, I thought I would share some tips on running during pregnancy. Running is my…

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Jan 22

January 22, 2016

My Fitness Routine During Pregnancy – Baby #2

My first pregnancy with my daughter was fairly comfortable (as far as pregnancies go), I had a good amount of energy for the most part, and I had a really great labor (5 1/2 hours total and she was here!). I truly think the reason for all this is because I exercised my entire pregnancy. So this time I plan to do the same – mostly. The first trimester is a just-do-whatever-you-can time for me. I did whatever I could…

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Jan 12

January 12, 2016

When you run a marathon… and then find out you’re pregnant

I ran the Chicago Marathon (my 4th marathon) back in October. In my recap post I talked about how the race did not go as planned and I did so much worse than I thought I would. These things happen in any race and to any runner but there were a number of factors I identified that led to my poor performance. What I didn’t realize at the time was that one of those factors was that I was pregnant!…

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