January 30, 2014

Rocky Raccoon DNS

I will NOT be doing the 50 miler next weekend. Yep, DNS.

I AM PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok. So more details will follow, but for now please keep this OFF Facebook. We've told our close family and friends, but it's not 100% public.

Like I said, I felt pretty crappy after my last long run. I didn't really think much of it. I knew my period was late, but because of the super high mileage and a negative test (the week after my missed period), I didn't think I was. However, I did have a few signs. Um, like my boobs got sorer than sore and seemed to be getting bigger by the day. Because of the negative test, I just thought I was about to start any day. Two days after my last post, I decided to take another test. I just didn't feel right, if that makes any sense. The other line appeared immediately! And just to be sure, I took another line test, followed by the expensive test from CVS that actually showed the word "pregnant." My doctor's visit went really well. I made the choice to see a new doctor, one that's closer and part of a nicer hospital. Typically, they don't do an ultrasound until 8-10 weeks, but she went ahead after explaining that we may or may not be able to hear a heartbeat. And we DID hear the heartbeat!!! Baby Bell's heart was 126 bpm!

Enter freak out. See, we had only been trying for 3 months. Yep, only 3 months. Ecstatic doesn't even do the feeling justice.

According to the doctor, I'm almost 8 weeks. Due Sept 16.

I have still been running. However, I cut out doubles. The first week I found out, I chickened out of speedwork because I wanted the doctor's blessing and assurance. Yesterday I had Keith set the bike up on the stand, but because the roads were completely iced over. It wasn't a bad form of exercise. I followed it up with some strength work, and I can definitely see myself doing more of that in the future as my belly gets huge or if I'm feeling under the weather.

About the 50... I did go through one day where I was disappointed about the 50. I just trained for so long for it. Thankfully, that only lasted a day.  The joy I feel of FINALLY becoming a mother far outweighs my desire to do any race or run.

I know the early weeks are risky. And I know I should probably be more cautious about who we tell. We are just SO EXCITED that we can hardly keep a secret! And if something bad does happen, I hope I can rely on the people I've told for strength and comfort. Keith and I talked about it a long time, and we decided to embrace being excited, and not worry. We've already talked about baby room and names even. 

Once again, PLEASE KEEP THIS OFF FACEBOOK! Run Happy, friends. :)


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!! This is so exciting and I am super happy for you!!

  2. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is my favorite post ever. I am so so SO excited for you. Big hugs my friend!! And big big congrats. there is nothing better than being a mom. :)

  3. The joy and excitement in this post is contagious! Congratulations, I could not be happier for you both!

  4. AWESOME! Can't imagine how excited you must feel.

  5. AAAAHH! I am so excited for you!!! Congratulations...even though I won't see ya this weekend after all ;-)
    This post just warmed my heart.

  6. Anonymous1/30/2014

    I am so happy for you! I know it's something you've been aching for, and I hope everything goes swimmingly! Congratulations!

  7. SO AWESOME!!!!!


    I loved reading this post. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I like it you would rather share this with strangers than friends... Good On you!!!

    I like what you've done: Planned this pregnancy, then carried on your life like nothings chanced... Well my friend everythings now changed!!! Enjoy.

  9. Congratulations friend!! I know you'll pour the passion you have for running into motherhood, and nobody is more qualified to do both well!

  10. I am SO HAPPY for you!!!!!!! This news is Fantastic!!!!!!!!!! YAY YAY YEAY!!!!!!

  11. OMG!! So happy for you :-) Couldn't be better news. You are going to be such an amazing mommy!! Lots of love to you.

  12. Congratulations! Such an exciting time! That 50 will be waiting for you in the not so distant future. ;) So happy for you!

  13. Wow- this "DNS" reason was not what I was expecting. CONGRATS! I know how much you have always wanted children. I am just so thrilled for you.