Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I have waited a long, long time to write this blog post. I've thought about all sorts of kitschy ways I could write it (and let me tell you, I came up with some doozies). My favorite was that I was going to tell you that I secretly did a tri, it went well enough, and that I'm going to do two more. It's true! Sort of. But so are a lot of other things which Ears tells me were tip-offs for her.

  1. No recent race announcements or training plans
  2. The sudden disappearance of speed training
  3. The drop in mileage, slow rebuilding, and no runs longer than 6 miles
Have you guessed yet??? I can't keep it to myself any longer!

I'm pregnant!! 

It's true--beautifully, wonderfully, excitingly true!! And it does explain a lot! 
(this is my "big" side. Yes, I look appreciably bigger from one side than the other. And yes, I felt compelled to tell you this)

I'm about three months along. I'm due the beginning of April. I can't even type it without smiling! 

I will run as long as it's reasonably comfortable and safe, and possibly even run more than I have been lately. My doctor gave me the go-ahead to keep running as long as I can comfortably carry on a conversation, and that as long as I hydrate properly I don't even need to limit myself to 40 minutes, which I'd been doing as a precaution.* I like her a lot. Now that you guys are in on my huge secret, I can discuss what running is really like these days, register for 5ks without needing to explain why I'm not trying to PR, and explain that while I'm thrilled about the upcoming Rock & Roll race, I'm participating as a volunteer. Time to give back! 

As I said in my last post, lots of fun stuff coming up, and I couldn't be happier!

* this was medical advice that my OB gave to me based on my fitness and medical history. Do not use my blog as a substitute for medical advice! Every woman and pregnancy is different. What applies to me might not apply to others. 


MJ said...

Yeah! It's officially OUT THERE! So, I really want to hear the stories of sharing the fun news with your loved ones!!
So excited for all three, err FOUR, of you!

Damaris said...

CONGRATS!!!!! So super exciting. Sending you love and wonderfully happy thoughts. <3

Raquelita said...

Congratulations! All the best for a safe and healthy pregnancy!

Marlene said...

AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH congratulations!!!!!!! Cute lil bump you have growing!! :)

Jodi H said...

I swear I left a comment already and the computer ate it! Congrats to you and Mr. Joanna and the soon to be big brother! :)

Jen Feeny said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Congrats chica!!!! I can only imagine how cute this one will be after how cute your son is!

Erica Gorman said...

Huge congratulations!

Black Knight said...

Congratulations!!!!!! Glad you can run.
All the best.

Run Jess Run said...

Congrats!! I kinda had an inkling about that since you haven't blogged about running much:) Keep us posted as how the running goes!