Tuesday, November 19, 2013

So it's been a while...

Hey guys! I've missed you all! I'm so sorry it's been forever since I last posted. My world has completely changed in just about every way since I last posted. I'll catch you up quickly and maybe I'll do longer posts later about the big life events.

First, I stopped running completely. My OB said I shouldn't be doing anything triggering attacks and EVERYTHING was triggering attacks. This was sooooo not fun for me. That's part of why I fell off the blogging wagon. It was just a bummer to write a running blog when I wasn't allowed to run. Boo!

Second, I got married!!! My husband is absolutely amazing and I couldn't be any happier than I am when I'm with him. Our wedding was August 31st on a rooftop in downtown OKC right around sunset. It was absolutely perfect and I wish I could relive that day over and over again. I am so fortunate to have found him. Here's a few of my favorite pics!




Also in case you didn't notice above, I got freaking gigantic during my pregnancy! haha. I don't like to look at the scale ever, but I gained 60 pounds!! Some of it was water weight (I had massive swelling problems) but some of it was definitely not. Boo! PS: I was 30 weeks at my wedding above and 39 and 2 days when our baby was born.

And finally I had a baby!! Audrey Rei (our beautiful little girl born on November 4th) is finally here! I know everyone thinks their baby is adorable but I'm obsessed with mine, so I apologize in advance for the amount of Audrey pics you will be seeing on the blog. She's 15 days old today and I'm completely attached to her. PS: if you are obsessed with baby pics you should see my instagram. Holy cow I take too many :P


So obviously some big changes in my life huh? Now it's time to get back to running and lose all this baby weight. Any one down for a challenge?? I have to start very slow (I haven't run in months and my asthma is still a little shaky) so I plan to start walking first (we've already done a few) and then start with a couch to 5k program just like I'm brand new to running. If you are thinking about taking up running, now's a great time to do it because we can all be newbies together and stay motivated. If you want to do this with me please comment below! I pinky swear I'll be posting a lot more as I get back into things!

Also I have a daily mile account for tracking my mileage (it's new for my new name/email) that I just started using if you want to follow me or add me as a friend please do!

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations on everything!!! She is absolutely beautiful! I've taken 6 weeks off from running because of a surgery but will be starting back in the next couple of weeks. I'll be a "newbie" with you =)

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    1. Yay for fake newbies! Haha. Hope everything went ok with surgery. I've been a baby about my delivery (asthma attacks I can totally deal with but body parts needing stitches, no thanks!) haha

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  2. I've been wondering about you! So happy for all the good things in your life - I love those wedding pictures, you looked gorgeous! And your new baby girl is beautiful! Congrats on so much happiness!

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    1. Thank you!! How's life in so cal? I'd be at that park everyday! This is the first year in a while I haven't been to disney or done a disney race and it was sooo hard. Can't wait to fix it soon!

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  3. Congratulations! Your baby is precious!!! I am looking forward to getting married in a little less than two months myself, and I would love to start back up running to keep me excited and motivated to work out. Congratulations again!

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  4. Congrats on your engagement and definitely run! It'll help you deal with the stress of last minute "did we order enough napkins" and "what do I get the groomsmen??" type stuff too!

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  5. You're gorgeous! She's gorgeous! Ahh! I'm so happy for you! :) I'm curious to know what being pregnant with asthma was like (I've never been pregnant but expect to be at some point in the future). I heard for some women it gets better, for some it gets worse (I take it it got worse?) and it terms of meds, it's important to keep them up to make sure the baby gets enough oxygen? Congrats again!

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    1. thank you!! i was worried about all that stuff too. I'm thinking i'll write a post on it as there wasn't much info out there when i googled. long story short, my dr said that yes it's true: 1/3 of women improve, 1/3 get worse, 1/3 stay the same. I got worse in the beginning and then I got really careful about avoiding any and all triggers (we're talking practically no exercise, less time outside, etc.) and I got much better. The only time it was really hard was at the end when every woman is so short of breath just from having a giant baby up in their lungs. lol. Labor was much easier than I thought (my dr even expected a c-section!) but again I'm sure that's different for everyone. And yes, you keep up your meds (in fact my dr upped mine) because oxygen trumps not wanting to take medicine. Most of them are safe anyways!

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    2. Awesome, I'll definitely read that post :)

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  6. Congratulations on getting married and having a new baby! Babies are so amazing and grow so fast! I just had a baby in October and didn't exercise while pregnant but I really want to get back into the swing of working out. My biggest hold back is my out of control asthma and lack of controller medicine due to my son's pediatrician saying I shouldn't take advair while nursing. I usually only take controller medicines during the winter and spring. But any way my question for you: do you have trouble running when it is cold? If so what do you do to be able to handle the cold on your lungs?

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    1. my dr didn't say anything about advair which is the medicine I'm on so I will have to talk to her ASAP! I have tons of trouble in the cold. The best thing you can do is obviously try to run indoors on a treadmill, but if you can't the thing I swear by is drinking hot water. I put it in a thermal water bottle and sip on it during my run. It helps me a lot!

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  7. Congratulations on your marriage and your new baby!

    I just found your blog while looking up wheezing while running. I don't know that I have asthma, but I now have asthma-like symptoms while running following a pulmonary embolism in 2012. I took 2 months off and now my lungs are unhappy and I'm starting over again. I plan to save your blog as a favorite and check back to see if you are writing about your progress. It's inspiring to read the stories of other people. I will also be following a plan similar to the couch to 5k program. Good Luck with everything! ~Laura

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