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In the circles I frequent (especially the ones on social media) there are lots of new mommas, especially new mommas who happen to be runners and triathletes.  A pretty frequent topic of conversation has been “what will running be like post-partum” and “what doctors and health care professionals don’t tell you.”  While there are lots …
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ivy-run

As I sit here, I’ve officially been back to work for almost four weeks after a fourteen week maternity leave.  Our fourth trimester went by incredibly fast and its hard to believe its almost the end of 2016.  Pretty much everything in the last year has been an adjustment — being pregnant, giving birth, staying home with Ivy …
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oiselle9

One of the difficulties I’ve faced training post-pregnancy is that nothing fits me (carrying an extra 40 lbs will do that to you). Although some of my pre-pregnancy workout gear is stretchy enough to remain in use, I’ve had to purchase a fairly extensive exercise wardrobe in the last few weeks.  While its been on …
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food9

I try really hard to keep a positive (or at least productive) attitude even though I find it very easy to be self deprecating, especially when it comes to body composition and, in turn, food. Despite an almost complete and total meltdown related to the fact that I haven’t lost any weight since I was …
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  This week marks my “official” return to training and eventually racing.  The plan this week (its exciting to have a plan loaded into Training Peaks) is to do about three total hours of swimming, biking and running coupled with lots of core work.  As awesome as it would be to trust myself to write …
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fat5

Yesterday I was cleared to begin training again by my OB.  I would love to report that I’m in good shape and rearing to go, but unfortunately there’s an 800 lb gorilla in the room — the amount of weight I gained trying to get pregnant and during my pregnancy.  In September of 2015 when I …
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ivy5

Sitting here today it seems as if Ivy has simultaneously been here forever and arrived just yesterday.  In reality Ivy is twenty-three days old and now seems as good a time as any to tell her birth story (plus she’s happily sleeping at the moment, which helps). Ivy’s birth story actually begins a year ago.  As …
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Run Pregnant

As I sit here just about 30 weeks pregnant, I realize that over the past few months, I’ve been asked quite a few questions about Ryan and I’s decision to get pregnant and how easy (or not easy) it was for us to conceive.  About three years ago I started to gain weight for no …
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Back in December / January I thought it would be a really great idea to run Ragnar Cape Cod at 25 weeks pregnant.  I mean, how hard could it be?  I’d take a set of sort legs and coast through 13 ish miles easy.  Yeah, I was not bright.  After a first trimester filled with …
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Kelly Whale

  It has been an interesting late fall – winter – early spring.  I have been told that there are women who love being pregnant.  I am not one of them.  While both me and the baby are healthy (hooray!), I am miserable both physically and emotionally.  During my first trimester I was cursed with …
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