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Pregnant and Running: 31 Week Update

The weeks are FLYING by. I still can’t believe that I’m able to say this but I feel AMAZING. I mean, honestly, if I had to stop running today, I’d still be able to say that I ran like a rock star through most of this pregnancy and really, it’s a gift. Well, I work hard, I do, and so a large part of it is just knowing my body and having that solid fitness base but come on, let’s be honest–I’m a lucky bitch. Pregnancy is extremely touch and go, you know? Like, no–it’s not an illness but man can it ever turn into something that looks and feels like one pretty damn quick.

Alright, so Jake was overdue but that’s because they pumped my body full of anti-labour meds. Freddy was 2 weeks early (and a hefty 8lb 7oz), Katie was 3 weeks early (at 6lb 3oz) and Callum was nearly 4 weeks early (they had to induce me because I had bleeding issues and he was 7lb 12oz) so chances are pretty good that this little boy will come early too. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t already picked out the perfect delivery date. And yes, I’ve heard the quote that goes, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” Let’s just pretend that I have complete control over my life and assume I’ll deliver at 37 weeks. That means I have about 6 weeks left! Of my very last pregnancy!!! I’m going to miss this!

Here’s the good stuff: I gained a pound this week so I’m up to 138lb which is a 15-18lb overall weight gain. I ran 65 miles last week (check out my Mileage Monday post for more details) and although I was unable to run my goal of one mile at marathon race pace, I had some really good runs at sub-7:30 min/miles. The SI joint issue totally cleared up and I’m back to doing my strength work, which feels good too.

I can’t really complain much other than to mention that I still have maaaaaajor indigestion, which thankfully disappears the second the baby is born! Weird, eh? Sometimes when I’m running, my left leg goes a bit dead and my toes go numb and tingle but that’s been happening for several weeks now and there’s no pain associated with it and so I feel comfortable running through it and in fact it feels right to keep the joint mobile otherwise it feels all stiff.

Callum has slept really well for the last couple of days and man, do I ever feel good! A decent sleep makes all the difference. So far, the third trimester has been treating me well.

I think that’s about it!

Tell me what you guys want to know more about! What am I missing?

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  • Susie @ Suzlyfe July 5, 2017, 4:51 am

    How on earth are you 31 weeks along! I feel like you were just telling me you were preggars!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 5, 2017, 7:19 am

      I KNOW RIGHT. Isn’t it nuts? It goes fast, my dear. It goes really, REALLY fast.

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home July 5, 2017, 5:35 am

    You’ve blossomed this week! You finally look pg. I think that baby is going to come running out of your vag with all the miles you’ve been putting in!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 5, 2017, 7:18 am

      I love how you use the term “blossom!!!” Ha ha! You’re the best! I feel much more like a flower than a whale when you put it like that. 🙂

  • Helly July 5, 2017, 2:47 pm

    I got to “choose” my date with my little guy b/c my doc was going on vacation during my 40th week. She said I could get induced if I wanted her to deliver him and I said hell to the yeah– I would be damned if anyone else delivered him after all we’d been through, lol!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 6, 2017, 7:04 am

      Oooooh that’s awesome. Although I didn’t like getting induced compared to my other deliveries! The pitocin was AWFUL.

  • Gretchen July 6, 2017, 10:40 am

    I’m so happy to hear that you’re still feeling great! You’re giving me a little bit of hope 😉 You’re looking great/amazing/beautiful (as always) too! Glow baby glow 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 6, 2017, 8:18 pm

      Ooooooohhhh GRETCHY! Don’t tease me!!!!

  • San July 6, 2017, 4:46 pm

    31 weeks already? Damn.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets July 10, 2017, 12:30 pm

    Seriously, you’re a machine. I can’t believe you’re feeling this good in the third trimester, although I’m thrilled for you. Also, go Callum sleeping in a little later. It’s amazing what a difference that makes.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 10, 2017, 4:50 pm

      He’s slept until 8am two days in a row now! THANK YOU BABY JESUS.

      • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets July 11, 2017, 7:18 am

        8 AM!! Dear God that’s amazing. Go Callum.

        • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 11, 2017, 8:17 am

          Oh, yeah he’s been doing amazing. Except last night I felt so bad for him because he peed the bed and woke up FREEZING (we had a fan on in his room and the window open except the weather changed last night from super hot to super windy and chilly). So at 1am I brought him into bed with us and he slept like a little koala bear against my body. I thought I’d hate it but I really loved it. His baby brother was kicking him in the stomach while he slept on me. <3

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