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To Ride or Not to Ride – The Pregnant Cyclist

  I am almost 20 weeks pregnant and still riding my bike. People have strong opinions on this topic; so far I’ve heard the following…   I rode through my whole pregnancy. I switched to my mountain bike on the roads for a more upright position. I did a triathlon in my 6th month and […]

Kicking & Slowing Down

  Two things happened recently.   I felt the baby kick. I’m getting really slow.   I’ve decided that these two things must go hand in hand.   When I first got pregnant, everyone said that the kicking would be an incredible experience. Most people suggested it would feel like little flutters. Here’s how it […]

BabyMaker, Superhero, or Both?!

There is something crazy going on. My body is transforming by the minute – into something that can only be summarized as a physiological miracle. This is the stuff of superhero legends.   I’m 18 weeks pregnant. Almost halfway there. The changes that are now taking place blow my mind!   I have decided that […]

Holy Relaxin Batman!

  I went to the gym this week for a short strength workout. Please note that I took two weeks away from the gym due to getting sick and getting busy (unfortunately not that kind of busy – ha!). So my goal was to return to my prenatal strength-training regimen with a basic re-introduction workout. […]

I Sneezed and Peed

  Something new happened the other day.   I sneezed and peed.   It was an interesting moment. One second I was happily sitting on the couch. I felt a sneeze coming on. I braced for the usual sneeze sensation. The next thing I knew… some pee came out! Mind you, it was just a […]

To Run or Not To Run

  It goes without saying that I want to have a smooth, healthy, robust pregnancy. It does not go without saying that I want to look and feel like a pile of mush by the time it’s all over. So, I’m determined to create an exercise plan that will result in a positive experience for […]

Pregnant – And Sick!

  Super bummer! I’m in the glorious 2nd trimester and look what happens? Just when I’m supposed to be feeling great, I come down with a cold. In the summer no less! There is only one way to sum it up.   It totally sucks being pregnant and sick.   This is not simply the […]