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Mileage Monday and Week in Review

Yep. It was one of those weeks. If you need to get caught up on the drama, here’s a bit of it in this post.

Since my hospital gig, I’ve been having contractions on and off for days, keeping me awake and giving my arsehole a run for its money. I’ve lost 3lb in four days from poo alone (and being afraid to eat because I’m afraid to poop). Just this once, I’d slap a granny to be constipated for a day. An hour, even. I’d take anything. I’m certainly living up to the nickname given to me by my loving father (“Poo Sue”). It’s actually come to the point where I’ve chopped up my post-birth maxi pads into sections, soaked them with water, froze them, and applied them directly to my balloon knot in sorry attempts at shushing the heat.

Sorry, I don’t have pictures.

As far as running went, I managed 8 smoky miles on Monday morning, 8 more on Tuesday morning, and then 10 on Wednesday before the shit (literally) went down.

I’ve just been doing my best to stay positive, and sleeping when I can, drinking as much water as possible, and eating whenever I have a window of an appetite. Andrew and I and Callum went to Red Robin on Friday night (I love their cheese sticks there, which are WAY better in Canada than in the States) and I took a bite of one of the hot wings and while swallowing it, I noticed that there was red blood on the inside near the bone. I pointed it out to Andrew and he brushed it off as one of those squiggly veins, while he slammed down 3 wings himself. I spat out my second bite, made him look closer at what he was eating and convinced him that they weren’t cooked. Then I spent the next 12 hours talking myself off the edge. I didn’t make myself throw up like the time I ate the plastic bag because I had only swallowed a small bite, but more so because the communicable disease that I would no doubt contract from the toilet seat in the Red Robin bathroom would be far worse than a touch of salmonella from the chicken.

Then, because Andrew’s parents were back from camping for the weekend, they watched Callum for us while we had (probably our last) date night on Saturday. We got all gussied up and went to the Cactus Club. Don’t forget though that between days, my nights were filled with insomnia, anxiety, poo, and contractions, so before I put on my dress, I had myself a giant sobbing session and then promptly pulled myself together.

I had zero contractions during our dinner, but then they started up right again once we got home. I woke up that night at 3am to more show, so I totally thought today would be labour day! But, nope. Not yet!

Oh! And so Jake broke his arm again! We realized that we’re tied 5-for-5 when it comes to broken bones and babies. Jake and I go big or we go home. So I brought Katie and Callum to the hospital, dropped Jake off in the ER (he was okay–just needed X-Rays and a cast) and showed Katie and Callum where we will be when we have the baby. I think it eased Katie’s anxiety a bit. It was tough for her the other night when we left in a panic, no doubt; I don’t blame her one bit. Katie is off to camp tonight until Friday so if we have the baby, we’re going to have to wrangle her back for a visit somehow.

Andrew’s parents are back across the line (about a 2 hour drive from here) all week until Friday, but my sister Tracey is about a half hour away if we need her.

As usual, Meghan from Clean Eats Fast Feets is the sexy host for the Week in Review, but those posts don’t usually go up until Monday, so make sure you come back tomorrow and check out what she’s been up to. She’s a little bit awesome.

As far as I know, I should be putting up a Running and Pregnant: 37 Week Update post on Tuesday, so come back for a visit then! If you’re on Instagram, make sure you find me there for super current updates.

Alright? Okay. I think that about covers everything for now. I hope you guys are doing well!

Have you ever had food poisoning? Over what?

Insomnia? How has your sleep been?

If you’re awake in the middle of the night, PM me on Instagram! Misery loves company.

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  • Megan @ Meg Go Run August 13, 2017, 6:31 pm

    I am amazed you actually went out on a date. I don’t like to go out if I’m not feeling great!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 14, 2017, 6:22 am

      This was one rare time where I knew deep down that going out was the right thing to do, and it was. But ya, usually I’m with you and just want to crawl into a cave.

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile August 14, 2017, 1:59 am

    Usually I sleep really well but lately Ive been having a harder time falling asleep or Ill wake up even earlier than my usual early time. I think part of it is because of stress and then also because of not running (other workouts just don’t tire me out in the same way!)
    Glad you were able to enjoy one last date night for awhile! Hope you can relax a bit this week.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 14, 2017, 6:21 am

      I’m looking forward to reading your newest post–I’ll go check it out now to see if it’s up yet. You’ve been on my mind a lot lately.

  • meredith @ cookie chrunicles August 14, 2017, 2:54 am

    omg I’m sitting here waiting to see when you are in labor! I feel like it’s any second now. Im glad you got out Saturday night!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 14, 2017, 6:20 am

      I can’t count how many times I have texted my sisters, “This is it. FOR SURE.” LOL Like, THIS IS MY FIFTH TIME!!!!!! WOULDN’T I KNOW THESE THINGS?!?!?!?!!?

  • Allie Capo-Burdick August 14, 2017, 3:47 am

    oh.my.God. You poor thing!! I mean seriously, how much can you take? I know you’re tough but enough is enough. I wish you a calm and soothed behind and no more drams until this baby finally arrives 🙂 xoxoxo

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 14, 2017, 6:20 am

      Awe, thanks for the empathy. You’re a good friend. I can’t REALLY complain, you know, I’m definitely more grateful and excited than these posts let on; I more write them like this with my tongue in my cheek and some eye rolls, but there’s a smile under there, and a sparkle in my eye. I can do this. Healthy baby is my goal, and he’s cozy in there.

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe August 14, 2017, 4:59 am

    Um, this post reads as a Comedy of Errors. You poor thing. You need to give birth to that baby before he makes you go CRAZY(er)

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 14, 2017, 6:18 am

      As soon as I turn 37 weeks, I’m going to run a 20 miler. LOL

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home August 14, 2017, 5:40 am

    But you didn’t get food poisoning, right? Whew. All I can say is that this baby needs to be born. How much more can you take?

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 14, 2017, 6:16 am

      You’re right–I didn’t get food poisoning. I was fine. I can be quite dramatic at times………..

  • Amy Lauren August 14, 2017, 6:33 am

    Not much longer until the baby comes! You are in the home stretch now. I’m so sorry that your pregnancy is so rough at this point, although you have to admit you were able to run a lot for a long time and it wasn’t so bad until the hospital trip last week. Still thinking of you and hoping we see the sweet baby on insta soon!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 14, 2017, 7:05 am

      Oh TOTALLY. I was hoping my bad attitude didn’t overpower how grateful I am for the healthy baby and the healthy pregnancy. I need to make sure my attitude stays in check, because I really have so much to be thankful for.

  • Steph August 14, 2017, 6:35 am

    I was doing so good sleeping but insomnia hit hard last night…the first night my baby slept through the night. Story of my stinking life 🙁

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 14, 2017, 7:05 am


  • Ana August 14, 2017, 6:42 am

    I’m sorry to hear you have been trouble with your bum!! it sounds painful!

    You look beautiful on your dress for date night, I hope it was fantastic!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 14, 2017, 7:04 am

      Thank you Ana!!!! Yes, we had fun! We sat side by side facing out in a semi-circle booth and people-watched everyone having drinks in the lounge. I loved it!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 14, 2017, 8:47 am

    My heart aches for your poor bum. The only consolation I can offer is this should be over soon and you’ll have your sweet baby boy in your arms.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes August 14, 2017, 1:38 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about the poo problems! I hope your sweet boy comes soon and brings relief from that. I’m glad you were all able to get out for a date and hope Jake’s arm heals up soon!

  • San August 14, 2017, 3:03 pm

    I can’t believe you’re still running!

    Insomnia must be the worst. I thankfully only know it through other people, I am a good sleeper.

  • Corry August 14, 2017, 11:10 pm

    I came home from Cuba with the runs for days and ended up having to use diaper cream on my balloon knot. It helped! Have you tried that yet?

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 14, 2017, 11:57 pm

      My dad gave me cream for it today that he got from the hospital and it REALLY HELPS!!! I’m thinking about emailing the company and asking for a sponsorship. LOL

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