Ok, ok, this is old news...
Again? YES, Jessica Simpson is pregnant again!
Fergie's got a "lovely lady bump."
KK is so last season, but hey she's definitely out there!
4 months and counting...
How it happened...
I wanted so badly to tell you guys about my pregnancy, but this has been much of a surprise to Milo and I as it has been for you. So you see, this is how it happened.... No, not how I got pregnant, but how I found out.
As you all might know, while I was running at the Boston Marathon this year, I sustained an injury at mile 23. As I was running downhill I tripped over a railroad track and I punctured my knee with some kind of sharp object. Needless to say, I ended up going to the ER the following day because the wound was swollen and infected. While the doctor was checking out my knee he told me he would need to do an x-ray just to make sure that nothing was broken. To my surprise, the doctor comes back and tells me, "Well, we're going to put a protective layer on your stomach for the x-ray." WHAT? WHY? I was totally confused. Then he tells me, "Because you're pregnant!" WHAT? HOW? I was in shock. I couldn't believe that I was two months pregnant during the Boston Marathon! I thought that was kind of cool =).
This wasn't a planned pregnancy by any means. As a matter of fact, my doctor told me that it would be difficult for me to conceive because the functions of my body had been altered due to the intensity of my running (think missed period for 4 years). Anywho, Milo and I are thrilled to be pregnant and we feel blessed for this gift.
Nothing has drastically changed since I found out about my pregnancy. My running mileage has decreased, but not substantially. My knee is still healing from the injury, so that has held me back from running the mileage that I would like to be running. I feel good and energized. The best part is that my doctor said I could keep running as much as I wanted.
I've been reading Exercising Through Your Pregnancy by James M. Clapp III and it's been very informative (more on this to come). I plan to run until the very last month if my body permits. I'm still eating healthy and clean and without comprising my health.
My journey to the Olympics has taken a different route but that doesn't mean that it's been scratched off from my list of goals. I'm still planning on running competitively after giving birth in December. I'm currently working on a game plan for next year's marathon season, so stay tuned! Life has a funny way of unfolding you just have to keep up with it.
I'm grateful to be pregnant. I'm embracing
life more than ever!