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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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Jun 26

June 26, 2014

Final Verdict: Did exercise help me during pregnancy?

  (One of the last photos taken of me during my pregnancy! On the date of one of my showers.) So here I am at the end of my first pregnancy journey.  My little girl is finally here!  I am absolutely in love and could not be happier.  I figured I should write an update post though on how my pregnancy went.  This is sort of my “final verdict” on how I think exercising during pregnancy helps you throughout the…

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May 9

May 9, 2014

Running in the Third Trimester

Isn’t pregnancy so fun?  You get to eat whatever you want and be lazy!  Oh wait…  I have heard so many people say this to me and the fact is – you absolutely can’t do that, and shouldn’t.  The reality is that you are supposed to have 300 extra calories a day.  Starting in the 2nd trimester.  That’s really not that much.  You can easily get 300 calories in two granola bars.  Or some toast with peanut butter.  It’s not…

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