12.04.2013

I Can't Wait. W.O.W #29

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This weekend I will be running my 6th half marathon and my 2nd one while pregnant. I feel so accomplished that I set out to have a healthy pregnancy and I've actually followed through. My goal actually was only to run one half while I was knocked up, but no way would I miss running Oliver's first one with him!


I'm so proud of him, a HARDCORE non runner, pushing though to get to the 'sweet' spot of running.

I have to say that running while pregnant is a LOT harder than I thought it would be! The first trimester I was so thirsty and sick all the time, but I always felt better after a good run. Now as my belly grows daily I find it hurts - everywhere. My hips, my gina, my legs, my back, my boobs, my belly. You get the idea :)


I'm slow as a snail and have to stop to pee every 2 miles, but you know what, I love it. I love feeling like I'm doing something good for my body. I've cut back running outdoors to just one day a week and I'm able to keep up my mileage by making sure to get in my cardio at least 3 days a week at the gym. I do the elliptical, sprints on the treadmill, and spin class. 


I'm planning to scale back my mileage to 6/7 miles max during the third trimester. My pelvic floor needs to be somewhat intact after this baby, hubby and I have some BIG plans for next year :)


This will no doubt be my slowest half yet, but definitely the hardest earned, nothing but sheer determination is going to get me through those 13.1 miles. I can't wait.

Enough about me, let's see what y'all have been up to!



22 comments:

  1. You are AMAZING for doing this! I definitely did not exercise during my pregnancy. I plan on doing my first half when I start getting in shape. Definitely gonna wish you good luck on race day and hope everything goes as planned!

    Congrats on the baby by the way :D

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  2. You are so inspiring!! Hope Oliver enjoys his first half!! Good on you for passing on the running bug to hubby ;)

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  3. You are amazing!! Your baby will have come out of the womb a half marathoner twice over!!! How incredible is that?!?

    You continue to inspire me every day! I hope my pregnancies are as healthy as this one has been for you!!! :)

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  4. I'm a silent stalker, but I just wanted to leave a quick note. You are such an inspiration to me. I haven't been pregnant yet, but as as someone who is working at losing weight and wants babies in the near future, it's awesome to see someone who was healthy and active THROUGH a pregnancy. It makes me hopeful that I can do the same thing.

    I know you'll rock this half. :)

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  5. Great job Megan! I'm so envious that you're getting ready to run a marathon (and while pregnant no less!). I'm trying to decide if I want to do the Disney Half Marathon next November with my SIL. I figure if I start thinking about it now I might be ready to commit and register in January. I only just ran one mile completely but it's getting easier every day. I just need to get out of my head that I don't like to run and decide that I DO like to run. Keep up the great work! My Boot Camp group is doing the Hot Chocolate run in February so maybe we'll see you there!

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  6. I am so happy for you, you are freaking rocking this pregnancy! Cant wait for updates this weekend, youre going to rock that too!

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  7. Big plans that require your pelvic floor to be intact? Why does this intrigue me????
    Happy Wednesday :)



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  8. Love wow!!! I look forward to reading your posts:) you are an inspiration :)

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  9. You are truly amazing!! Running 2 halfs while preggo. I couldn't imagine running one, especially in pain! You go mama!!

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  10. Good luck to Oliver!!! GO OLIVER GO!! And Good luck to you my dear Megan!!! So proud of you and how you are taking care of YOU!!!! And continuing to inspire us all along the way!! GO MEGAN GO!! GO STOECKL's GO!!

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  11. Slow and steady girl, you are after all running for two. I'm pretty sure not many people can say that. Good luck to all three of you!

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  12. It is hardcore-awesome that you are still running--I'd be impressed if it was just 2-3 miles...but 13?!?!? you are my hero :) such a difference in a fit pregnancy!

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  13. It is hardcore-awesome that you are still running--I'd be impressed if it was just 2-3 miles...but 13?!?!? you are my hero :) such a difference in a fit pregnancy!

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  14. It is hardcore-awesome that you are still running--I'd be impressed if it was just 2-3 miles...but 13?!?!? you are my hero :) such a difference in a fit pregnancy!

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  15. Way to go! I hope to have half the determination when I'm pregnant! :) Keep up the good work!!

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  16. You are seriously amazing! I can't imagine running a half marathon let alone while I am preggers!

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  17. Very inspirational! Running a half marathon while pregnant. I have never run a half marathon not pregnant lol. You go girl! Congrats...very impressed also with your hubby!

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  18. This baby is going to come out running 800's. My vag hurts just thinking about running a half preggo. You amaze me.

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