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Pregnancy and marathons, but not pregnant marathoner

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315071_10150337652251120_508356119_8864406_1346333320_nIf I were running the marathon, things I’d carry with me from the labor/delivery experience:

 

  • Draw comfort in knowing others before you have successfully accomplished this task, but this is your story—you get to write the script.
  • Focus on the moment. Don’t anticipate the pain ahead.
  • Use the time that you feel good to either relax or draw strength for the tough parts.
  • Some of this will ...
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Simon Dylan Cane

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Simon Dylan Cane

“King Kong ain’t got shit on me.” Alonzo, Training Day

On Sunday morning I woke up with a bit of what I would imagine PMS to be. As I had not experienced Braxton Hicks throughout the pregnancy, or anything else to prime me for race day, I felt it was what DFerg likes to say, “…on like Donkey Kong.” I told Jonathan that I thought I would go into labor today. I was getting intermittent discomforts throughout the day and I ...

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Baby SinCane Puts the Win in Schwinn

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Jog I don’t need to know yet how old my child must be to safely ride in a baby jogger. At 33+ weeks pregnant, we have a ways to go before settling into these runs. One forum I won’t go to to gather the information is letsrun.com. Folks with monikers like “manly man” whom I am certain are just adolescent boys (aren’t all the ...

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Baby SinCane puts the win in Schwinn

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Jog I don’t need to know yet how old my child must be to safely ride in a baby jogger. At 33+ weeks pregnant, we have a ways to go before settling into these runs. One forum I won’t go to to gather the information is letsrun.com. Folks with monikers like “manly man” whom I am certain are just adolescent boys (aren’t all the posters adolescent boys?) ...

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Yo, I’m pregnant, not sick.

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One of the pluses of being knocked up is the amount of kudos I get for doing regular stuff. I wake up, breathe, take out the garbage every now and then, and I get praised. This is pretty wonderful. People smile at me and I feel that folks are looking out for me. It’s really quite humbling.

The other day I felt pretty darn great after running on the bridle path. I promised myself from the very beginning that I would ...

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140.6

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Early on in my relationship with Jonathan, I gave him the sum of the squares of the first 50 integers and asked him to calculate the same for the first 50 even integers. Seconds later he mentally deduced the correct sum and I professed my undying love and admiration. Shane, who witnessed this, said, “You guys have a strange idea of foreplay.”

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Angry Athlete Avoids Road Rage

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To the left
To the left
Mmmm to the left

And keep talking that mess, thats fine
Could you walk and talk, at the same time?
And its my name thats on that jag
–Beyonce

The adventures continue here down a yard. Today I went out with Ma to do errands. Knowing the roads and where we needed to go, she drove. And then I took control. ...

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Junk

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IMG_2436 I no longer have to schedule my day around workouts—Now I can go for a walk with a piece of pork in my mouth and not worry about GI distress as opposed to worrying if that Cliff bar was really worth it and would it be the demise of my session. So today I busied myself with getting rid of some of the ...

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N(ewbie)YRR Sprint Tips

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N(ewbie)YRR Sprint Tips

“At that point in the race (less than a mile to go) you close your eyes, grit your teeth and go for it. I think it was his inexperience – he’ll look back at this race and see it as the one that got away. You don’t drink at the last aid station.” Ironman winner Chris McCormack

So you’re a runner turned triathlete new to the sport or a wanna-be triathlete. Either way, I bet you are terrified. Here are a ...

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Jamaica Me Tired

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DSCN0506 A year ago I was home and a whisp of a thing, 20 lbs less than my current 133. My training was deliberate and the goal each day was to hit my splits and learn how I could improve on the next workout. I think it really upset my mother to see me “torturing” myself so. She understood what I wanted to accomplish, ...

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