This was an eventful week both personally and training wise. My husband left for a 6 week adventure across the world, I had two biopsies taken, I started a dairy-free trial, and it was the longest training weekend of the season (as will every weekend be for the next month). I've dug into my whirlwind … Continue reading Ironman Training Pregnant: Week 14
Before the race Training through my first trimester went as well as could be expected; it did leave me less prepared than I was last year for the Door County Half Iron, but I was still prepared enough to be successful. In reviewing last year's race plan, I decided to adopt the same goals (50 … Continue reading Race Day Report: Half Iron Triathlon at 12 Weeks Pregnant
There was a lot of sleeping in my first trimester: earlier bedtimes and more frequent naps (and even sometimes with company!) Week 3 Looking back at my post-training comments, I was complaining of stomach issues and fatigue even though I didn't know I was pregnant yet. Otherwise, it was a normal week Swim: 2:00 Bike: … Continue reading Ironman Training Pregnant: First Trimester
My Primary Care Provider's Concerns My PCP is the perfect trifecta for a pregnant woman: she's a family practice doctor, an obstetrician, and a lactation consultant. I've always valued finding healthcare providers I like and trust; I feel incredibly lucky to have found our family's physician and trust her implicitly. At the beginning of the … Continue reading Concerns for Ironman Training while Pregnant
Fresh off my first Ironman, I felt increasingly drawn toward doing it again the next year. That seemed in direct contention with an even greater yearning I had: to have another baby.