General update!

Couch 25K week 3 done, week 4 begins tommorow.
The Bluenose marathon is in May and they have 5k,10k, half marathon and full marathon runs. Let’s see if I can build my stamina enough in the next 2 months to register for the 5k. I would raise funds to donate back to the YMCA where I work.
Perhaps at this time next year I can set my sights on the 10k should my joints allow. This is something I really want to obtain, the only thing I can see standing in my way is joint problems at this stage. I only mean that I have pelvic issues left over from pregnancy and often after my run the pain increases for a while, so I am unsure how running 5k straight will impact it. It could get better due to increased muscle strength or it could get worse due to the impact. I hope for the first. I did get freedom from my physiotherapist to run and see how it feels though. There are always eliptical’s for back up, but I really enjoy running and want to be able to run outside.

Also-if and when I get pregnant, I will have to put the running thing on hold because I will be prone to re-injury when the relaxin kicks in, The physio told me no major twisting or lifting in future pregnancy since it’s easy for my injury to re-occur. I can continue with low impact exercise like speed walking though. It’s been a year and 2 months and I still can’t sleep on my side cause my pubic symphysis aches and throbs just like it did when I was pregnant. I also get generalized burning pain, like the feeling of two bones rubbing together creating heat in my sacroiliac joint. It knda sucks and I often worry about how it will get in pregnancy if it’s bothering me now. I am going to start some accunpucture and try a chiropractor as well, I have just been putting it off  cause I only get so much covered per year and I am afraid to use up all my benefits now and not have any for actual pregnancy.

So I am now 3 days post ovulation. Ovulation identified by OPK & temp combo. Things are lined up in my favor, now we just wait and see on the sperm egg connection. Go Spegg™.

Here’s my chart so far. I ovulated 1-2 day’s earlier this month, which means my luteal phase will be a bit longer, I like that direction and hope it stays there. When I first got back to charting post partum my luteal phase was 7 days, then 9, then it was sticking at 10-11, this month it should reach 12. However,  it was 10 or 11 when I conceived Evan so whatever, short luteal phases dosen’t mean you can’t get pregnant. Click on the image to see it bigger if you want to look at it in more detail. Ideally we would have gotten busy on the 14th, Valentines day as well but my Momma was staying with us and the house is small and I was too shy to get down. πŸ™‚

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About mommamaynard

β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on February 19, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. everything’s looking good! i am thinking of doing a couch to 5k thing myself but i’m a little nervous about running/jogging what with my back. but i feel like the act of running would be really therapeutic for me, you know? get out some of that pent-up energy! so yeah, let me know how it goes with your pelvic issues and maybe i will consider doing it too.
    my luteal phase was never more than 10-11 days – so when i was 12 dpo with maya, that’s when i knew i could test, and sure enough, BFP. so yeah, even those of us with short luteal phases can still conceive! keeping my hopes up for you.

    • Ya I will let you know, It frustrates me to cause it is meditative to run. When I get about 2 minutes in I notice my mind disconnect from my body and I just think about random things and feel really removed.
      Ya I got pregnant on month 3 after being on the pill for many many years with a short luteal phase, so I must be fertile. I am happy just knowing I am ovulating and have a nice clear chart, I figure conception will happen when it happens, this only month 4 so no biggie. I am mostly just jelous of all these damn pregnant friends I am completly surrounded by. πŸ™‚ WANT BABY, I wish I could just skip right ahead to the third trimester. I have no patience.

  2. Woo!! Jaime, I hope the marathon works out for you! You’ve been so dedicated so far, I totally see you doing it πŸ˜€
    And sending lots of prayers up and all around for you and the sticky sperm!!!!

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