I'm back!

After a long hiatus from the blog, I’m back. And with some major life changes.

  1. I’m now a head cross country coach for a private school program.

  2. I’m back this spring as an assistant track coach.

  3. I’m pregnant.

No big deal on that last one, but it’s true. And I know it’s true because I’ve spent at least half of these first five months of pregnancy throwing up. Oh, that’s weird? You’ve heard morning sickness is supposed to only last the first trimester? Lies.

Although, apparently, it is fairly common for some women to just be sick the entire pregnancy. I’ve calculated about how many more times I will chunk out before I give birth (because of course I did), and it’s a lot. I won’t even put the number here.

What this all means is that in the scope of running, my running/training has been hard.

I ran about 55 miles in my first trimester. Woefully low and woefully slow miles. With doctor’s OK, I’m keep the miles easy.

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Into the second trimester, I’ve been backing off the running and trying to work in more cycling and strength training since my back and neck have been achy. Here’s to trying to keep it up as baby bump grows!

That’s my short update for now. I’m working on a story right now about how runners can handle back-to-back races, so I’ll have a post with what I learned soon.

And I’ll also have a post about how I’ve modified my training for pregnancy. Hint: I’m on the dreadmill more.

Onward!