Okay, so I know it's still kinda early. But Brett and I decided that (God forbid) something happen, we'd rather have people know so they could support us. And besides, it was getting hard to keep it a secret. And also, the midwife doesn't even want to see me until 9 weeks! (Can you tell I am rationalizing here?)
Anyways, I am allowed to run, as long as I don't push myself too hard and pay close attention to how I'm feeling. I intend to do it! Since I have not (knock on wood here) been sick yet, I have been able to keep with it. I am currently running about 12 miles a week, but at a low intensity (like 9-10 minute miles). It's sort of frustrating to me to run slow, but I know that's the best choice. I am also excited because I found out that my other favorite pastime (swimming!) is a great choice. So I will likely be balancing a mix of both. I know it sounds weird but exercise is such stress relief for me, and I like knowing that I don't have to get completely out of shape.
So that's all the exciting news for this week! I will try and post photos from the race as soon as they come in. I probably looked ridiculous, as bundled up as I was.