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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 19

January 19, 2016

First Trimester Recap – Baby #2

I’ve always heard people say that all pregnancies are different. This is definitely true in my case! I am already 17 weeks and into the second trimester but wanted to share how the first trimester went in this second pregnancy. It was definitely different in many ways and honestly, a lot harder. I wrote a post about how I found out I was pregnant with this baby and how during the marathon I noticed I kept feeling short of breath….

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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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Jan 7

January 7, 2016

2015 Recap and 2016 Goals

It’s still hard for me to believe that 2015 is over. It was big year for me personally and for us in our family. Among the list of things that happened in 2015 are: we sold our condo in Chicago and moved to Nashville, bought a new house, both Brett and I started new jobs, Adyson started daycare for the first time, I ran a half marathon and my 4th marathon, I found I’m pregnant again (it’s a BOY!), I…

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Jan 5

January 5, 2016

Where Have I Been?!?

The short answer is: busy, pregnant, and figuring things out. Things have just gotten really busy in our house and I have been working on prioritizing things. This is actually one of my specialties (I’m pretty good at time management). You know how you have moments in life where you just feel like you are constantly behind? That’s where I was and I just needed some time off to catch up. I can’t say I’m fully caught up on everything…

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Aug 18

August 18, 2015

How I Lost the Baby Weight

I was resistant to talking about this topic for a few reasons: I don’t think getting your body back should be your #1 priority, I didn’t want to give in to society’s crazy expectations, and we are all built differently so there just isn’t a secret, magical solution that will drop your baby weight (sorry). BUT, I get it. I understand what it’s like after you have a baby and you want to wear your normal clothes again. You want…

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