Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Round Two. Or, the Happy Runner's good news.

If you're a regular reader, you might have noticed that I've been a bit of a slacker the past few months, seemingly off-target for my goals. I've been running by feel, with no real training plan. I've been running lower mileage and slower paces. So if you've noticed, you're right: Based on my mileage over the past 2.5 months, there's little way I'm going to reach my goal of running over 1,000 miles in 2010. And while I'm at it, I might as well scratch that 2010 marathon off my list, too. And forget about a speedy 5K.

But Happy Runner, you may say, it's only March! Don't give up yet!

I'm not. Not really, anyway. You see, I have an excuse for my slacker-ish running. A big one: I'm pregnant!

That's right, come early fall, this happy running mom will become a happy running mom of two. Two kids . . .holy cannoli!

Let me say, I'm very excited. We've wanted to have another child for a while and, well, it's finally happening. I feel great! I'm still running, although definitely slower. But! I can tell you that I was pretty proud of my performance for the 5.7 mile leg of the marathon relay -- an 8:51 pace while in the throes of the fatigue-rific first trimester. To me, that rocked.

And it rocks in general to be out running this time around. My plan is to run for as much of this pregnancy as I can, listening to my body and just enjoying the movement. In the meantime, I get to focus on helping the new runners in my group train for their first 5K in June. Vicarious training, you could say.

So, there you have it. My good news. Pregnant.

Have a great week!

~ Felice

63 comments:

Manderz said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy for you! I will be the first to say I was so impressed by your speed during the relay! I look forward to hearing about your pregnant running adventures/

Diana said...

Congrats! How exciting! That's awesome news :)

saundra said...

Great news! Congratulations!!!

Morgan said...

OMG! YAY!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!! So excited for you!!!!

Suzy said...

Awe, congratulations! You have every reason to take it by feel this year. ITA w/Manderz, your time at the marathon relay was amazing! I can't wait to read more and how it is being a pregnant runner.

J said...

Congrats!!!

Ewa said...

Congrats! Pregnancy and taking care of a newborn is a marathon in itself. What a wonderful time of life for you! Take good care of yourself.

ShutUpandRun said...

GREAT news and congrats. I am just impressed you are running at all. I sat around while pregnant doing god knows what. Again, congrats to you and your family!

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Yea! Congratulations!

So if its a boy are ya gonna name him Miles? :)

Rachel Wasserman said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news. The way I see it, you can double every mile run while pregnant towards your 1,000 given that you're running for two!!!

The Happy Runner said...

Rachel and Jon -- those are both some good ideas!!! :-)

misszippy said...

Wow! congratulations! What a fantastic reason to skip a marathon, a 5k, speedwork, etc.!

Stephanie said...

Congrats! I hope to continue running when I am pregnant with my 2nd. I hope to run a 1/2 marathon towards the beginning of my pregnancy, depending on how I feel. I agree, go with what your body is telling you...don't push too hard!

Marlene said...

Congratulations Felice! What wonderful and exciting news!!

Heather said...

Congrats! Very exciting news!

Katie A. said...

I want to be like you when I grow up and get prego! Congrats! You are running awesome - enjoy this time!

Molly said...

Holy Cow!! What exciting news!!! I'm so impressed that you've been running this whole time. All I did when pregnant was walk, in between puking. : )

Congrats!!!

Staci Dombroski said...

Congratulations!! That is such wonderful news! It is so much fun with the two kids :-)

shortyontherun said...

Congrats! I wish you an uneventful pregnancy!

D10 said...

Congratulations!!! What wonderful news.

running mom said...

Congrats!!! Two kids is definitely better than one!
I ran through my second pregnancy as well. I had to stop in the third trimester due to horrific pelvis pain (maybe if I hadn't gained 50 pounds?), but I was able to start up again 3 weeks post partum no problems!

jillwillrun said...

Congratulations!

Abby said...

Congrats!!

I guess we can let the slacking slide ;)

Denise said...

slacking my butt!! you're still running and pregnant! congrats, i'm so happy for you and your family.

trifitmom said...

congrats

Danica said...

Congratulations!

Amy said...

Congratulations! Very exciting news!

Becky said...

Congrats!

Libby said...

Yay Congrats!! Hopefully you can keep up the running :)

Katie said...

Yay! Congratulations, what great news! :)

onelittletrigirl said...

Yeah, I am soooooooo happy for you!!! Seriously- THRILLLLED!

aron said...

SOOOO EXCITING!!!!! Congrats mama!!!! :) :) :)

Momma Twitch said...

EXCITING!! Congrats! I can't wait to read about your running while prego journey.

kara said...

OMG - how exciting!!! A new challenge : )

Heidi said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I exercised regularly through both of my pregnancies. I wasn't a runner at the time, but I took fitness classes multiple times a week and did tons of cycling.

Lorian said...

Yahoo! Congratulations!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

So happy for you! Great news!

Katie said...

You're right, that IS happy news!! I've only really started reading you a couple months ago, but when I read this today, it just made me so happy and put a big ol' grin on my face!! Your site always makes me happy anyway, but this news is REALLY happy! Congratulations!!

Darlene said...

Congrats! Looking forward to reading about your preganancy & running!

akjenniekt said...

Congrats!! That's amazing and very exciting!

lindsay said...

CONGRATS!!! very exciting :)

Judi said...

Congratulations!

Sunflower Kisses said...

Congrats!!!!

Leslie said...

congratulations!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

OH felice that is just a fantastic reason to be taking it easier!!!

Roisin said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You are too cool for words :)

ajh said...

Congratulations! That is great!

TerryProf said...

Congratulations...from one of your lurkers

destinationathlete said...

Congratulations!!! I can only imagine your excitement!

MJ said...

congratulations!!!!

joyRuN said...

Wonderful news, Felice!!! Congratulations :D

J said...

That is GREAT NEWS!!! Congrats! I am so happy for you! This is so exciting! I am glad that you are going to keep up with the running! Oh I am just so excited i cant even explain!

Freedom Runner//Liz said...

Congrats! I have been slacking on my blog reading, so what a pleasure to come back and find this happy news here. As a mom-of-dog-but-no-kids, I will be very anxious to hear about your running while preggo adventures. :o)

merrymishaps said...

Congrats! That's great news!

MCM Mama said...

Congratulations!!! Awesome news indeed!

KBam said...

OMG congrats! That's so exciting. :)

Chic Runner said...

okay this is freaking weird, but for some reason I was thinking of you for some reason and I was like I wonder if she wants any more kids and when she will have them. What a creep I am and then I read this post and I was like WHAT THE! ha ha. love love love it! I'm so excited for you! :)

Oz Runner said...

congratulations, that is great news!

Hannah said...

Congrats to you! Wishing you a very healthy pregnancy!

Betsy said...

Wonderful!

Lisa said...

congratulations on your pregnancy. Enjoy!!!

Wifey said...

Congratulations! How wonderful! So happy for you!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

N.D. said...

here's the announcement - congrats!

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