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Hello... it's me (christine.eliz, now tinkbot)

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I ' ve decided to make it doubly confusing by 1 ) posting here for the first time in a while and 2 ) by changing my username . Oops . ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   I made christine . eliz way back when I was super new to running and didn ' t feel like having a weirdo handle as I dipped my toes into this community . Now that I know how strange you all are I have no problem with it ! It might help that @ tinkbot is also my Instagram handle so feel free to follow me if you want periodic   reminders of who I am .

So what ' s been going on ? I know I posted in Loopville that DH and I are expecting our first child - a girl ! - in January but I don ' t think I officially blooped about it . I ' m almost 25 weeks (~ 5 . 5months ) pregnant and entering the phase of discovering that the shorts that fit last week aren ' t quite swinging it today . I ' m feeling really good though and partially attribute that to my OB being really supportive of exercise throughout pregnancy . At our first meeting I told her I " used " to run - meaning that I had been struggling with anterior tibialis tendonitis and then PF for a while , not necessarily because of the pregnancy , which is what she   thought I meant  - and she made a face and said , " Why ' d you stop ?"  I like you !

The first trimester wasn ' t horrible but I did have periodic bouts of morning sickness and didn ' t want to deal with the suddenly hot and humid summer weather . My outdoor exercise waned . I still had to walk the pup but he didn ' t like the heat either so we definitely enabled each other to be more lazy than we should have been . We would probably walk about 3 - 6 miles a week .

About three weeks ago I started getting ominous email updates from my baby app about preparing for labor .  O.o  Commence exercise !!

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The " runs " are really run / walks with varying average paces from ~ 15min / mile down to around 12 : 30min / mile depending on how I was feeling . My breathing was decent and I felt like my stamina was better than I was expecting ; the things that were getting me were my poor feet and ankles were just like WHAT IS HAPPENING NO and going numb or seizing up . That ' ll happen when you add an extra 10 - 15lbs . I   was getting some unpleasant side stitches too which is nothing new but I couldn ' t exactly stumble down the street holding the side of my obviously pregnant belly without feeling like I would get an ambulance called on me . Grin and bear it ! Good to practice that , too ... ugh .

I also added in some light free weight arm exercises and core stuff . ( No abdominals , but I can do obliques and those other supportive core muscles .) I ' ve seen multiple recommendations of planks since they really help with core strength and also train your mind to endure 30sec - 1min bouts of severe unpleasantness . I just can ' t escape you , planks , can I ? * shakes fist *

The weather has finally cooled down to true autumn temps so the plan is to do a nice hike with DH this afternoon . I ' ll be tracking it and adding it to my miles ! :)

Hope to see posts from people here . Happy running !

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1 minute ago, gdionelli said:

Good for you - you ' re going to be one fit mama !

Thanks ! That ' s the plan !!

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5 minutes ago, Flying Tomato said:

Enjoy the planks , I mean enjoy the pregnancy . 

I ' ll try to do both . Probably will fail at the former but it might make the latter more possible . ;)

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I have never heard of pregnant women doing planks   O.o  Sounds kinda horrible . But if anyone can do it , you can ! Hope you have a nice hike !

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I hope you ' re able to keep up some sort of exercise routine while pregnant - good for the body and mind !   Good luck to you !

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1 hour ago, AlliKate said:

I have never heard of pregnant women doing planks   O.o  Sounds kinda horrible . But if anyone can do it , you can ! Hope you have a nice hike !

Anyone doing planks sounds horrible to me - yeeecchh . The hike was wonderful :)

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32 minutes ago, Deanna Petcoff said:

I hope you ' re able to keep up some sort of exercise routine while pregnant - good for the body and mind !   Good luck to you !

Thank you !! I hope to keep it up too !

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You mean pregnancy isn ' t a Get Out of Planks Free Card ?  Geez ... why bother , then ?  9_9

( Hey , what do you know ?  The emoticons work too !  I just might be able to get used to this site .)

Anyway , congrats again on the pregnancy , and I hope you ' ve checked out Runnerteal ' s blog, because she ' s just gone through pregnancy , motherhood , and a return to running , though minus the PF and stuff .  And I do like the new username -- I ' ll try to remember to attach it to the lady who took us to that cool bagel joint in midtown Manhattan .

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First thing , congratulations to you both .

Now , not to sound like a simpleton , but wouldn ' t a pregnant woman doing planks be more appropriate to be called teeter - tottering ? ----- think about it ---- 

Anyway , stay healthy and best wishes to you and your baby .

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I ' m so happy for you , DH , and Chewy ! Keep up the exercise , the gal in my CrossFit gym that worked out until a couple of days before she delivered seemed to think it helped her . :S

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So ...  No planks ? ;)  I find it so awesome that you ' re continuing to run while preggers !  You were amazing before , but you ' re becoming more amazing !  Stay strong !

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17 hours ago, atombuddy said:

You mean pregnancy isn ' t a Get Out of Planks Free Card ?  Geez ... why bother , then ?  9_9

( Hey , what do you know ?  The emoticons work too !  I just might be able to get used to this site .)

Anyway , congrats again on the pregnancy , and I hope you ' ve checked out Runnerteal ' s blog, because she ' s just gone through pregnancy , motherhood , and a return to running , though minus the PF and stuff .  And I do like the new username -- I ' ll try to remember to attach it to the lady who took us to that cool bagel joint in midtown Manhattan .

Lol , I know , right ?? What the heck ! And I actually hadn ' t read her blog yet , so thank you for the wishes and   the great recommendation . 

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16 hours ago, eebtool said:

First thing , congratulations to you both .

Now , not to sound like a simpleton , but wouldn ' t a pregnant woman doing planks be more appropriate to be called teeter - tottering ? ----- think about it ---- 

Anyway , stay healthy and best wishes to you and your baby .

Pretty sure the belly isn ' t supposed to touch the ground , otherwise yes , you ' re right - see - sawing away ! Thank you much :)

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32 minutes ago, Running Nole Fan said:

I ' m so happy for you , DH , and Chewy ! Keep up the exercise , the gal in my CrossFit gym that worked out until a couple of days before she delivered seemed to think it helped her . :S

Oh sheesh , we ' ll see how long I ' ll be able to keep this up , haha . But that ' s encouraging !

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19 minutes ago, Stewmanji said:

So ...  No planks ? ;)  I find it so awesome that you ' re continuing to run while preggers !  You were amazing before , but you ' re becoming more amazing !  Stay strong !

To plank ... or not to plank . I ' ll give it a try and we ' ll see . Thanks for the encouragement !!

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4 minutes ago, tinkbot said:

Oh sheesh , we ' ll see how long I ' ll be able to keep this up , haha . But that ' s encouraging !

All that matters is that y ' all are happy and healthy !! BTW - I meant to ask , is there a story behind the " new " name ?

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Just now, Running Nole Fan said:

All that matters is that y ' all are happy and healthy !! BTW - I meant to ask , is there a story behind the " new " name ?

Sort of . You know how most nicknames happen naturally ? Mine was carefully selected in high school and then , to everyone ' s surprise , stuck . Tink . Although I am the least " Tink - y " person I can think of - no waifish tiny fairy for me - it worked . After many variations in screen names and emails I picked this one and really like it , especially since nobody seems to have it on all the platforms I ' ve tried to sign up for . Not very exciting , but not really random either !

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I thought you were gonna say you were going by Adele . 

Glad you ' re getting to log some miles , hope it keeps you hanging ' round these parts too . 

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I think you can stop planking as soon as your belly stays touching the ground , which would be cheating anyway . I ' m glad you are using tinkbot here . I had a hard time remembering both names .

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My wife really appreciated having our babies in the winter . She couldn ' t imagine a third trimester in the heat . Good luck with the little one - Moms are awesome !

And planks suck , so if you want to skip a day , you have my permission .

 

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