Friday, June 25, 2010

18 pounds. Give or take.

At 25.5 weeks into this whole second pregnancy thing, I'm getting big. Big. There's no mistaking this pregnant belly for simple pudge. Remember when I was worried people were thinking I was just getting fat? Ha! And another ha! I laugh at that version of myself!

What I'm sporting now is a full-on baby bu-u-u-u-ulge. No cute bump for me. It's a big ol' bulge. Check out my proof:


Eh, who cares? I'm thisclose to being in the 3rd trimester so I deserve these extra 18 pounds. Or 20, depending on the time of day. And how many jelly beans I've eaten.

Anyway, the weight is what it is and there's no getting around it. Yeah, it makes the running tougher but, you know how people say (or at least around here they do), "it's not the heat, it's the humidity?" Well, same goes for this summer pregnancy running thing: It's not the weight, it's the humidity. Holy cannoli. The humidity has been knocking me out this week. If it continues this way, my running may come to an end sooner than I had hoped.

Earlier this week, I went out for a 3 mile run but had to walk about 1.5 of them. Sure, it was 8:30pm and it was hot and humid and I was slightly beat. But, still. Having to walk half of the distance? Really? I guess the answer is yes. Yes, really.

I'll get used to it, I'm sure. But, until I have to hang up the running shoes completely (and I will fight that for as long as possible!), I'm running on. This weekend, in fact, I'm running a 5K with two good friends (who were also in the new running group -- this is their second race!). I can't wait!

Looks like a good weekend for me. Hitting the road, heading on vacation, running a race. Woo hoo!

Happy Friday, everyone. Have a great weekend!

~ Felice

PS: I have a new review up over here.

30 comments:

Star Rockers said...

I love that you're running a 5k. Have a great time!

ShutUpandRun said...

You look great...good luck with the 5k!

Manderz said...

WOW! You have popped since the last time I saw you which was what 3 weeks ago??!! You look great! Good luck this weekend

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The Happy Runner said...

Popped is exactly it, Amanda! I feel like two weeks ago I just really expanded.

Lisbet said...

You look great!

Suzy said...

Amanda is right - you have really popped in the last few weeks! Take care, go slow, and enjoy running with your belly! GL on your 5K.

Meg said...

You look so cute!! You'll always be able to tell your little one that his/her first race was when he was still inside, too fun. Have a greak 5k and a nice weekend.

Amy said...

Good luck on your 5K and have FUN!

Darlene said...

I have to stop while running 3 miles and I'm not pregnant. You'll do great in your race. Have a great vacation!!!

Staci Dombroski said...

You look awesome!!!

Diana said...

The belly is awesome :) Very cute!!!
Have a great time on your 5K!

merrymishaps said...

Yes you do have a cute baby bump. You look great!

Sassy Molassy said...

aw your little belly is so cute! I can't imagine what it feels like to run with 20 extra pounds on your front!

joyRuN said...

Definitely a cute bump! Have fun this weekend :)

varunner said...

You look awesome and tiny for 25 weeks! I love that you're running a 5K too - :-)

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

The bump looks good! Baby-on-board is always attractive. Its a sign that we (people in the world) can still make something beautiful, despite our big messes.

J said...

You look so good!! Hope you have a great weekend and have fun at the 5k!!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Your baby bump is awesome!! And 18 pounds is great. Good luck and have fun this weekend!

Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal said...

I'd say you are doing pretty good! At 19 weeks preggo I've already gained a whopping 20 lbs :) I think you look cute!

X-Country2 said...

That's totally a cute baby bump! Keep up the great work and kick butt this weekend!!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

SO CUTE!!!! You are so lucky that there is no question about it! I just had a freaking tractor tire around my waist. I even questioned if it was a baby? UGH! Doing good momma!!! =)

MJ said...

humidity is my enemy lol. Can't wait to hear how the race went :)

Kate said...

I know 6 pregnant women right now, none of which run. Is there something in the water?
I love when I see women continue to run through their pregnancy. :) You look great!

Marlene said...

The humidity has been UGLY around here. Seattle was such a nice reprieve.

Your baby bump is definitely looking like a ... well, baby bump! Very cute.

Janice {Run Far} said...

you look adorable.

aron said...

pshhhh that is definitely a cute baby bump <3

Lisa said...

Run on! And I think you look cute. :-)

lindsay said...

i swear all my running-blog friends are the cutest prego women. (well, the pregnant ones of course!)

macnic said...

In AWE! I had to stop running early due to always puking while running (not fun!). I can't wait to get back out there (I'm 33 weeks now). Congrats on #2!

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