"Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans"
My mom always told me I need to learn to live in the present. I was constantly planning out my life instead of just enjoying it. So for the past few years, I've tried to listen. But I'm a planner and it's hard to just LIVE and not plan.
After Dave and I had been married for two years, we started talking about starting a family. He was ready. I was not. I wanted to see the world, run marathons and be in the best shape of my life before having a baby.
So in May of 2010, I ran my first marathon.
At the end of May 2010, I saw a big part of the world.
New York. I told Dave I would be ready in November 2010. But November came and went and I wasn't quite there yet.
I decided April 2011 would be our time. I ran Boston in April. I turned 29 in April. I still wasn't ready to have a baby.
I did my best to forget about my plans and live my life. I enjoyed my summer, I took a break from running and really just ran when I felt like it.
Then it hit me. I was ready. I was more than ready, I reaaaallly wanted a baby! And in August
So the moral of this little story... stop planning out your life and live it. Oh, and don't start trying to have kids until you are ready, because sometimes it takes less time than expected : )
My guess is some of you already knew I was pregnant. My brother says it was pretty obvious due to my lack of posts. In the first trimester, I was barely running and barely cooking. It wasn't easy.
I am currently 13 weeks pregnant and I'm hoping I will finally start feeling like myself soon. As much as I hoped to have an active pregnancy, my first trimester was rough. I'm talking morning sickness, all day nausea, painful headaches and extreme tiredness. I'd look in the fridge and run to the bathroom. My foods of choice were bagels with cream cheese, eggs, soup and cheese. That's about all I ate for 12 weeks. But I hope that I've put that stage behind me. I hope I'll be able to continue running into my third trimester.
So what does it mean for the blog?
I've decided not to turn this into a pregnancy/baby blog. I've decided to keep this a food and running blog. I know a few of you are probably really excited about that! But... (c'mon you knew there would be a but), I have created a new blog that I've been documenting everything so far about my pregnancy. I've decided to keep it password protected for now, but if you are interested in reading, just email me and I will send you the password (firstname.lastname@example.org). That doesn't mean I won't post anything here though. Of course, Food to Run For is my main blog so I will also share big things with you here as well : )
So there you have it, my big news! Keeping a secret for three months is one of the hardest things I've ever done! Three months is a REALLY REALLY long time.
We're due May 5th, 2012 and we couldn't be happier : )