Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Surprised

I feel I haven't been completely honest and open with you, my friends.

In fact, I feel like it's been hard to share what's REALLY going on around here.  

I feel like I've been keeping a massive secret.

Probably, because I have.


That's right folks, SURPRISE!  (I know we were!)  (Actually, shocked would be a better description!)  (And we still are.....)

I hadn't planned on "coming out" with my big secret quite yet.  But, it's hard to explain to you why I'm too tired to get in my training runs (or any exercise for that matter).  And let's be honest...this is our 4th rodeo, and the belly just doesn't hide the peanut like it did in previous pregnancies.  Plus, my poor Red Kitty came in last night and asked if I was dying because I had been in bed all day.  We figured it was time to share the news, and the kids couldn't be more excited!  

I am still trying to wrap my head around this!  This was not how I had planned my last semester of school, this was not how I planned 2013!  You see, I had a lot of plans for 2013.  (most of them completely selfish...)  Including:  reaching my goal weight, running a half marathon in January, running another half marathon in Hawaii, zip lining in Hawaii, graduating nursing school, taking a trip over to San Francisco to watch my Giants play, running a full marathon in October...and so the list could continue.

But plans change.

So while I won't be doing a half marathon in Hawaii any longer, and I surely won't be running a full marathon, and I probably won't make it over to San Fran, zip lining is definitely out, and I will no longer be able to focus on achieving goal weight status (until after August)... 

I WILL graduate nursing school.  
And I still plan on the trip to Hawaii to celebrate in May! 
(because my pregnancy will NOT have any complications because our tickets are already paid for....)

I plan to have a healthy pregnancy (something I've never had...)
(Because I've always started each pregnancy overweight or obese...but not this time!)  :)

I also still plan to run the half marathon here in St. George in a little over a week.  In fact, I just registered for it today!  

I honestly took a lot of time the last few weeks debating if I should run the half on January 19th.  You see, I would never want to do anything to harm the pregnancy.  I talked with my doctor about it, I talked with Jason about it.  Here's what I've decided:

I am going to race.  The course itself stays open for up to a 16 min/mile pace that day.  Shoot, I can walk faster than that if I need to!  Ultimately, I need to do this.....for me.  (and I'll share more about why in another post...)  No, I won't be pushing to finish as fast as I can like I had originally planned.  But I need to cross that finish line.  

Just because the plan changes in life doesn't mean you have to give up....


14 comments:

  1. Alisha! Wow! This is fantastic news! Should be an awesome new feeling to start a pregnancy healthy and not overweight. Im looking forward to that sometime soon myself.

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  2. I'm so happy for you!! Congratulations! I'm glad you are still doing the half on the 19th! Wish I could make it down there to do it with you. But, I'm going to keep training and work on one in April in SLC. So happy for you!!

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  3. Congrats mommy!!! My surprise pregnancy with Carlie was my best pregnancy by far!! It is just so much more fun to do it all when you are starting out healthy already! I am sooo happy for ya and all of the exciting fun you have coming your way!

    Wishing you a happy healthy 9 months love!
    smooches and belly pats!
    Ang

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  4. Congrats Mama! I am so happy for you! You inspire me every single day!

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  5. Yayy Alisha!! I'm so happy for you, Congratulations! You're an inspiration for healthy mama's everywhere!!

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  6. Congrats!! This is very exciting! I had several girls in my RN classes that were preg the last semester.

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  7. Congratulations! We're trying for baby #2 and I am sooo looking forward to your posts about living fit and healthy during pregnancy!

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  8. Congratulations, sooo excited for you!

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  9. Congratulations, sooo excited for you!

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  10. Graduating is the big goal that pregnancy can't change! First priority is healthy Alisha and happy family! xoxo

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  11. Congratulations, girl. You will have an amazing year, for sure.

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  12. How exciting!!! I hope to get into nursing school soon and would love to be pregnant with my 2nd by the time I graduate :) This is going to be a good year!

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