Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Strange aching...any ideas?

Jeremiah and I ran two miles last night and in the middle of our run, my Achilles area started hurting on the outside of my left leg. Since last night, it's gotten worse and now it's not only in my Achilles, but it stretches about halfway up the back of my calf.

It doesn't feel injured, maybe just strained. It feels like I have a 'charlie horse' in my calf that won't go away. I have stretched it and stretched it, used my stick to roll it, and nothing. It's not unbearable, just annoying.

Anyone have any ideas as to what this could be? What muscle? What tendon? Anything?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

31 weeks today and FRUSTRATED!

I can't say that I've ever been one to blog about the bad things in my life or what's bothering me, but today is just one of those days. Nothing has really gone wrong, I just feel blah! And it takes a lot for me to feel that way. My husband tells me that he wishes he could always see the silver lining like I do, but I'm just not seeing it much today.

I'm beginning to have trouble with my running. I'm 31 weeks pregnant, and I'm grateful that I've made it this far. I just can't seem to shake the feelings of "Where did the runner I used to be go?" I keep reading blogs and posts about how great everyone is doing and how much faster they are getting, but not me. Oh no...not Sheri. I just keep getting slower and slower. And I completely understand why I'm getting slower, and I'm okay with that. It's not right now that bothers me.

What bothers me is later. What if I can't ever get back to the runner I used to be? What if I can't speed up or lose the weight post-pregnancy? You see, it's not the present that scares me, it's the future. I keep thinking I have these lofty goals of coming back better than I was before, but I just don't know. Baby Chapman is going to take a lot of our time as parents, and that is what's more important to me.

I guess I just have to remember that every Mommy and Daddy need their 'me' time. I have some wonderful family who will be willing to let me go run for an hour or two while they spend quality time with their grandson or nephew.

This pregnancy has been one of the easiest things I've ever done. I'm still running, I haven't been sick AT ALL, and you can't tell I'm pregnant from behind. I have thoroughly enjoyed being pregnant, I must say. The only thing that bothers me is the road back to where I used to be. But, with perseverance and determination, hopefully I can do it.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Razzy Roo Headband Review and Giveaway!

Everyone who is a runner, a runner with hair that is, is always looking for the perfect headband to wear. I've tried every headband out there and have not been disappointed so far. I really was not disappointed with the one I tried most recently. Christy over at RazzyRoo Headbands sent me a couple of headbands to review and a couple to give away.

I chose to wear my first RazzyRoo during a half marathon that I ran back in March. I chose the pink/purple sparkle one because it matched the outfit I was wearing during the half. This outfit was pretty important to me because this was the half I ran while pregnant. It was my slowest half ever, but it felt so good to cross the finish line and know that my future child completed it with me.

Anyhoo...the headband was wonderful! I didn't have sweat in my eyes during the race, but most of all, I didn't have to adjust the headband during the entire 13.1 miles. I absolutely love this headband. I have a pink one and a black one that I wear on a regular basis. I am normally not a sparkly kind of girl, but I have to say, I love both of my headbands. They both sparkle, and I love them! They have quickly become two of my favorites. I just wore one this morning during my morning run. :)

This is a picture of the headband itself.

This is a picture of the entire outfit for the half.

Now for the giveaway! I have two of these sparkle Razzy Roo's to give away. One of them is the same color as the one I'm wearing above, and the other is green. They are both sparkly ladies! There will be two winners, each winning one headband.

To enter the giveaway...

1. Be or become a follower of my blog and post a comment telling me so.

2. Go to the Razzy Roo website HERE and tell me which headband you would absolutely love to have and leave me a comment.

3. Like RazzyRoo on Facebook HERE and leave me a comment.

4. Blog about this giveaway and leave me a comment.

5. Post this giveaway on your Facebook and leave me a comment.

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, June 28th at 11:59 p.m.

Good Luck!

Friday, June 15, 2012's been a long time!

WOW, it has been a long time! I guess pregnancy has gotten the best of me. I have been so busy with getting ready for the baby that I haven't had time for much of anything. But, I promise that starting today, I'm going to be back on the blogging bandwagon! :)

Just to catch my readers up on a few things...

1. We have found out that we are having a BOY! Samuel Chapman Satterly is due to make his appearance into the world on August 28th! We are so very excited about this new venture in life. I'm so blessed to have the husband and families that I have to support me through this endeavor.

2. Am I still running? YES! I will be 30 weeks pregnant on Tuesday, and running is still a part of my routine. I've slowed down quite a bit and I have to get up pretty early to beat the beat, but it's worth it to know that running can only make labor and delivery easier. This is a big plus for me considering my plan is to welcome our little guy into the world with the use of NO drugs. YIKES! We'll see what happens! :)

3. I've been running in the Brooks Green Silence shoe for awhile now, long enough to have gone through about five pairs of them. The shoe still exists, but they have changed the material and they aren't as flexible. I ended up taking a pair back that I bought. I'm beginning to have some trouble finding the old version in my size, so I'm thinking about switching shoes. I am seriously considering the Brooks PureConnect. The PureConnect or the PureCadence seem to be the closest to what I'm running in now. My question is...has anyone run in them? Do you like them or not? 

4. Also, my Garmin is getting ready to call it quits. I am seriously looking to the Garmin Forerunner 405 as a replacement. Anyone use this watch? Like or dislike?

 With all that said, it feels great to be back in the blogging world. I promise I will keep you all posted on the pregnancy and everything that goes with it. My next post will be a review and giveaway of RazzyRoo headbands, so keep your eyes peeled!