Marc and I are enjoying Boston, so much so I don’t want to leave. We had a great experience at the Red Sox game yesterday and of course love Fenway. I am very tempted to accidentally miss my flight. I love Bean Town and all it’s history. It’s one of my dream places to live.
The marathon is tomorrow and I am super nervous but super excited at the same time. This race has an entirely new meaning to me, and I plan to soak it all in. I am not worried as much about time, especially with the growing Bean now. This will be baby’s first marathon, and boy did it pick a great one to run first. The holy grail of all races. I think my husband may be a little jealous. 😉
While away on another adventure with our growing family, I wanted to share some of the adventures our little wee one has been involved in. He/she has been pretty active, and I hope he/she comes out running!! 😉
As you know we found out at week 9 that we were officially pregnant. We heard the baby’s heart beat for the first time. I was 8 weeks along before I took the pregnancy test, so basically spent my entire training for Boston pregnant without knowing it. It explains the really tough runs and the puking.
Here’s Bean’s Adventures To Date:
- Week 7: Highest mileage to date, with 77 miles for the week. I had no idea I was pregnant, or I probably wouldn’t have been running such high mileage.
- Week 8: Little Bean’s first half marathon in Bozeman Montana. The reason for my horrible race. I had taken the pregnancy test at this point, but was hoping it could be a false positive, if I am to be completely honest (thoughts have changed a little now, once I got over the initial shock).
- Week 9: Little Bean won his/her first race. A short 5 mile run in 32:32, first female overall and a PR. I have to say it felt awesome to chick some men, knowing I was 9 weeks prego. I think my husband is a snidge-bit jealous his little Bean has a trophy before him. 😉
- Week 10: Little Bean finished his/her last long training run before the Boston Marathon, and I think was excited….I know I was.
- Week 11: Little Bean finished a 16 mile run with a hike around the Pallouse Falls and had his/her first rattlesnake sighting. I don’t think that was good for either of our heart rates. Little Bean saw one of the most gorgeous places in the United States.
- Week 12: Little Bean had their first long trail run on a great crisp morning and the last long run before Boston. Enjoyed some great views.
- Week 13: Little Bean took his/her first airplane ride across the country to Boston, MA to run the Boston Marathon. It’s one active baby 😉
- And soon at 13 weeks 3 days will run his/her first ever Marathon, and the Boston Marathon at that, during an epic year.
- And soon at 14 weeks will run his/her first Ragnar Relay Trail run in Zion National Park….don’t be jealous 😉 taking another airplane ride 1 day after returning from Boston to Salt Lake City, Utah. It will be his/her first camping adventure as well.
I am worn out just typing it all…..lol….oh and in a week another race, in a couple weeks another 1/2 marathon, a marathon June 1st, another 1/2 in July, and then I think I am cutting Bean off 😉
I don’t have a noticeable baby bump yet, but my abs are slowly fading. It’s all a huge transition.
Even though my little Bean was a complete surprise and completely unplanned and at first I was in sheer shock and wishing it was all a dream, I love Bean and I am ready for all those adventures we will take together. I know God has some big plans for our baby, and I have the privilege of watching those dreams and plans come to fruition. How blessed am I. I am growing a baby that has/will change my world and life, and those around him/her.
Here’s to more adventures….
Have a great Sunday. Wish Bean and I a good race for tomorrow, we’ll gladly receive them.
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit