Monday, September 8, 2008

Against my better judgement

Oh Bloggy Friends maybe you’ve noticed that things have been a little different around this here blog lately? I haven’t blogged as much, there hasn’t been much substance to what I have blogged, little details into my Akron marathon training, where’s the race report for the River Run half? Maybe you haven’t noticed anything, but the fact of the matter is Bloggy Friends I have been lying to you and I have a secret…. Now in all honestly I shouldn’t be sharing this secret yet, but it is just too gosh darn special and it is burning inside me to get the word out, I can’t take it anymore. I could be setting myself up for something really bad if I reveal my secret and things don’t work out, but I suspect if it goes that way I would be open enough to blog about it while I pick up the pieces. You’ve probably guessed it by now Bloggy Friends, as you are a smart group – I am pregnant. Yep about 10 weeks pregnant. I am doing the Akron marathon alright, just not the full anymore, I am a part of Salty’s relay of pregnant runners and I couldn’t be more thrilled. (G if you are reading don't tell your boyfriend, I am not ready for work to know yet!)

I found out in mid August, this baby has already been on a 16 & 19 mile runs! I got preggo in July. I am due in April. I already had one ultrasound and got to hear the munchkin’s strong little hearbeat, words cannot describe. I haven’t been too sick, no vomiting at least, just horribly tired and some issues with back/hip pain when I run for too long. I’ve kept up with my running, but not enough with everything else. I am trying to maintain about 25 miles a week for as long as I can. This blog will now become about working out while pregnant. I hope you’ll come along for the ride. There’s still a HIM in my future, I know it. There will be more marathons for sure. I am going to enjoy not training for awhile, but it’s important to me to still work out and not lose all my fitness abilities. For those of you who are interested, I have a blog where I am blogging more intimately about being pregnant, this one will just be workout related. Let me know if you’d like the link to the other blog. Oh well, there’s not turning back now, next spring this baby has to come out! Yikes.


Anonymous said...

Hey Monica, it's Jenni from BMI! Congrats on being preggo! that's too funny though b/c i just found out i am as well and also due in april? where's your pregnancy blog? i am working from home for bmi now, so you can email me at my old bmi email address, i'd love to catch up!


Congrats on the news!! Sounds like you've got a lot to look forward to!

IM Able said...


Excellent news, indeed! Congratulations, peach.

Sarah said...

Congratulations!! Sounds like it's in the water around here in bloggy land!

ramblings of a runnner said...

congratulations!! that is so exciting!!

*aron* said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! very exciting news :)

Anonymous said...


I have been reading your blog for a long time but you fooled me, I didn't even suspect it!

Audrey in Dallas

Charlie said...


CJ said...

Congratulations, Monica!

How fun that you're able to be on Salty's relay team now too!

Trishie said...

I totally guessed it while I was reading the first few lines of your blog. Congrautlions, Monica! How exciting!

N.D. said...

Yay!! way to spread the word!! You must feel better! I'm glad you haven't been sick!

Dan Seifring said...

I am so happy for you and G. Congratulations and enjoy the journey.

solarsquirrel said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Awesome news!!!!!

DaisyDuc said...

As I said before, CONGRATS! It was funny that I totally suspected it long before I heard!

Just Josh Funk said...

Congratulations. I am so excited for you guys. I think you'll be terrific parents. The child is going to be so lucky!

I can't wait to see the pregnancy progress. Take pictures when you start to get the pooch!!!

Love ya, josh

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Marathons so far

  • Sept 2012 - Corning, NY - TBD
  • April 2012 - Louisville, KY - TBD
  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
  • Dec 2010 - Rehoboth Beach DE - 4:26:06
  • Nov 2010 - Huntington WV - 4:11:44
  • Oct 2009 - Towpath - Cleveland area OH - 4:30:35

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