Hello long lost “Run With Adrienne” readers! (All 5 of you…) ;)
I apologize for the hiatus in the blog world. Between finishing up the kitchen project, keeping focused at work, dealing with some family events and some other items, it just wasn’t a priority. I appreciate your understanding!
However, it seems now, things are finally settling down and I’m putting blogging (at least semi- regularly) back on the table.
In order to keep this post not the length of a novel, here are some updates on various events from the last few months:
Not 100% done, but 100% livable. About mid-September David installed the oven and cooktop, we finished installing cabinet drawers, had the house cleaned, and put out furniture (and lots of other things!). If you were to come over right now, I really think all you would notice left to do: trim, backsplash, hang lights. We really love how everything turned out! I will try to remember to take a few pictures and add them here soon. It was a long process, took us 7 months to get to where we are now… and I will not do a renovation again, while living in the space. I’m amazed at how much David is capable of and without him, this project would have never happened. If you see him around town, give him a pat on the back, buy him a beer and tell him “good job!” He’s the best.
Shortly after our mini vacation in Michigan, my grandmother in Atlanta had some medical issues and passed away. We were very close and this loss was very difficult. However, I have taken a tremendous amount of comfort knowing that she lived a great, long life and she still exists in all of our hearts. There isn’t a day that doesn’t go by that she doesn’t cross my mind. She really is all around and that is nice to know. Love you Gramma Dot!
Exercise & Running & Stuff:
Oh my, did this take a hit this fall! I had some awesome workouts in Michigan. I ran everyday with the intention of continuing increased intensity when I returned. …. Except that didn’t happen at all.
Instead, when I came back from Michigan… We discovered we are pregnant!
(Borrowing this photo from Etsy as we haven’t taken a single photo yet.)
Yayyy! Confetti all around! We are very excited ! Baby Betenbaugh is due May 1, 2015. I’m about 17.5 weeks along. The time is flying by. I’m not going to post detailed personal info about weight, gross baby stuff, ultra sound photos, a bare baby bump photo (I mean really, who wants to see that?), but I’ll keep things generic and specifically how they relate to staying healthy for the purpose of this blog.
So back on the exercise topic- I always considered myself one who would run throughout her entire pregnancy. And once I found out, I did keep running. I started running with a new training buddy about mid summer- Abby from Back At Square Zero. There is nothing more wonderful than discovering new training friends and we started meeting up every Sunday to run. I really look forward to it every week!
For the most part, I have felt pretty good so far. I feel lucky. There were about two weeks from about 6 – 8.5 weeks pregnant that felt rough and I backed off running. Then, I somehow strained or hyper-extended my right knee (self diagnosed). But, I pushed thru it and kept trying to run. It became increasingly difficult so mid-ish October, I decided that pure rest was the best solution. And it was. The knee no longer feels painful.
Fast forward to my Doctors appointment last week. I decided that it would be smart to ask her if I could start back running after taking about 3.5 weeks off. She advised me that it would be best to switch to just walking now for the remainder of the pregnancy. I’m sure there may be some other Doctor who would advise me otherwise, but I like my Doctor and trust her. So instead of running for the next 5 months, I have taken up walking (Abby said she would still be my buddy! Yay!), swimming and prenatal yoga. I have enjoyed getting back in the pool and back on the yoga mat.
For those swimmers out there: here is a little snapshot of my swim workout from last week:
400-500 (I lost count) warm up: Freestyle
5 x 100s alternating Free & back/breast
4 x 50s kick down, pull back
100-200 warm down:Free
Total distance: 1300ish and took 30 minutes.
Well- I think that’s about all for now… Sorry for the extra long post and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving – We have so much to be thankful for this year!
Happy Running(errgh… walking?),
Adrienne + Baby