Well, I went to see the doctor today. I went in, got checked out, went through the whole first appointment routine and at the end the doc asks the usual, "So, do you have any questions or concerns?" That's when I told him I'd been running. "Oh, that's great!" he says. So, I continue with, "Well, I've been running a lot. I ran a marathon at 5 weeks and I have a half scheduled in September and October. I did 6.3 on Saturday and felt great." You shoulda seen his face!! It was the funniest thing: mouth wide open in shock and eyes looking at me like "I don't like this!"
Well, I've gone to this doc for the past 2 pregnancies and he knows me pretty well. All he could say was, "Well, we don't really want pregnant women exercising to the point of exhaustion and I think a marathon and 2 half marathons fall into that category." He gave me a look like "I know you aren't going to listen, but I'm concerned." So, I tell him I've been running for about 2 years now and I've been training a lot so this isn't like some big surprise. He kinda left it at that and didn't say anymore about it. I think he just figured he wouldn't be changing my mind anytime soon.
I'm going to be careful. I'll walk if I need to walk and I'll be good. I'm not worried. If I had a bad feeling about it I wouldn't have signed up.
The doc did a quick little ultrasound and things look great. The baby has a strong heart beat and is looking good. It's nice to have seen him/her cause it makes it more real.
Well, I know it's late, but I'm off do my lunges for the day. :)
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