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Friday Five Lyfe Pregnancy

24 Week Bumpdate, Nerves, Chicago Marathon, MOTY (Friday Catch Up 10/6)

For the first time in a while, it has been a trying week not because of work, but because of my body. Today’s Friday Catch Up gets a bit serious, but also there is so much to be positive about!

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Friday Catch Up

1) If you follow me on IG, you know that I am dealing with some pelvic groin pain on my left side. At our 24 week appointment (which was on Tuesday), I asked about it, and the doctor said that such pain is to be expected, but I was in pain the entire rest of the night, and not in a ligament-pain way. The pain changed slightly, and I immediately got worried.

As we all know, I have a history of stress injuries, even with healthy bone density and a proper training plan, and my last major injury was on that side. Combine that predispostion with the major changes that are coming to my pelvis and the possibility of pregancy related osteopenia thanks to Yoshi and the fact that I spend so much time on my feet… well, you know where my head is going.

Trying to remember this.

Suffice it to say, my post Wednesday might have been a bit of my subconscious speaking, and I scheduled an appointment Monday to be seen. I don’t know what they could tell me other than to rest, so I’m already planning on resting from running for at least 1-3 weeks. I’m ok with the not running. That I can TOTALLY deal with! But I am in sufficient pain walking that something needs to be done. I can live without running, but not without activity.

2) 24 Week Baby update! Everything else with Yoshi seems to be going well. She is measuring properly, belly wise, sounded great on the doppler, and HOLY FREAKING COW she is moving like BANANAS.


It is like my food poisoning gave her permission to go nuts. I haven’t felt great since, honesty–every time I eat or drink, I feel like I am full-up, and I just generally don’t feel 100%.

I talked to the doctor about the likelihood that I am dealing with anemia, and she agreed that I should probably start extra iron supplementation again. I’m just tired beyond the typical recovering from food poisoning feeling. I think it is just one of those weeks!

How I feel after eating. On a side note. THOSE ARMS. On another side note. COME BACK TO US


Also, I’m getting the linea negra. Which makes me badass (??).

3) The Chicago Marathon is the weekend, and my heart swells with nostalgia about it, and also other feelings. That was my last marathon, one of the best marathons I’ve run, and one of the best days ever. Then it ended weeks/months later with one of the hardest but most transformative periods in my life.  The fact that I’m having these pains in my groin/pelvis this weekend is irony not lost on me.

But this weekend isn’t about me–it is about the tens of thousands of athletes and volunteers who are coming out and giving their everything all day long. I have friends and clients running, and I plan on being out there to cheer them on. I have no excuse, as I live feet from the marathon course!

Approaching the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon starting line. Find out more with full Chciago Marathon race review and reap on

Best of luck to all running this weekend, and best of luck to my special people (you know who you are). 

4) I’m going to keep it to four this time, because the fourth is really worth 2 if not 87 points. 

I have to give the biggest shout out to my husband. I know that he would say that we are a team, that we support each other and that I do plenty, yadda yadda yadda. But I continue to just be in awe of him. He is an incredible doctor and gives his all to his patients, and then texts me in the middle of the day to tell me that he is sorry I’m feeling so crummy but that he is so proud of me for how hard I am working and handling all these things going on. 

I would probably still be sitting in the bathroom, covered in puke (both me and the bathroom), if not for him. The crib certainly would not be built (and we know how much he enjoyed that). 

I just love him and am so proud of him, and I am so sososososososososo thankful that I get to call him my partner in crime. He is just kind of the best (for me. He might not be the best for everyone, but he is the best for me). 

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I’m out of here. I will be working a double today, and then brunch with my lovely lady Caitlin and Joe tomorrow before a fitness event (I’m just going to go, but obviously right now I’m not going to be doing anything), then a baby shower tomorrow night. Sunday is Marathon Sunday, so I will be cheering on my friends and clients, and hopefully I won’t be recovering from food poisoning…

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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  • Reply Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real

    I loved volunteering at the Chicago Marathon, the atmosphere is amazing! I hope your pain goes away and that rest helps it.

    October 6, 2017 at 6:57 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      One day I want to volunteer as well (I say that… but I’m not sure that I mean it. I know how hard it is and I am so appreciative of it!)

      October 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    I’m so sorry you are feeling off. I hope it’s not what you think it might be and hopefully just pregnancy stuff. Glad you are resting some though.
    Also glad you found such a good man!
    Sending lots of good vibes your way!

    October 6, 2017 at 6:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Julie. I wish I had better news!

      October 13, 2017 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Deborah Brooks

    Well you might as well get every pregnancy side effect there is just st to make it more exciting right!? Hope you are feeling better today

    October 6, 2017 at 8:01 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Seriously, right? Get them over with!

      October 13, 2017 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Cora

    Oie I hope you get some answers and/or relief from your worrisome pains soon. Resting the body is one thing, but resting that mind is another.

    October 6, 2017 at 8:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, now we know. And now I have to figure out what to do with myself.

      October 13, 2017 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply MCM Mama

    Take care of yourself and Yoshi. Hope they can give you some ideas how to decrease the pain.

    October 6, 2017 at 10:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Apparently, crutches are the answer…

      October 13, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    You are awesome

    October 6, 2017 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Heather @Lunging Through Life

    I dealt with pelvic pain a lot with Annabelle probably starting around the time you are and a little bit with Nolan. I felt it running, and I’d be in pain for a while after running. Sometimes I’d feel good running and then feel it later. It also hurt doing lunges. It all went away after I delivered, but I can’t say it was the best feeling. I just love your love for Alex. So apparent and so amazing! Have a great weekend.

    October 6, 2017 at 1:07 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, he is the bomb. The only one that puts up with me! i know you had a lot of ligament pain.

      October 13, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Katie

    I still hope to run Chicago one of these years, but this isn’t it. I am going to be in Chicago tomorrow for the TIU tour date but only for the day, driving there and back because I just can’t take that much travel after my week, but I’ll wave to you from Soldier Field!

    October 6, 2017 at 1:14 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I wish I had read this earlier because we could have met up!

      October 13, 2017 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

    Eeek I hope you get to feeling better soon! I missssss you and I love you and you’re awesome.

    October 6, 2017 at 2:06 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      MISS YOU I hope the Paris adjustment is going better!

      October 13, 2017 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Emily Swanson

    Hope the pain goes away Susie! Praying for you. <3 And it's so good to hear that you're 24 weeks along. <3 Thankful for every week of this little one growing and baking inside. <3

    My mom said that two of my sisters (the ones who are most active and energetic now) were the ones who were most active in the womb.

    October 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So they just got started on their personalities early! Thank you for all the well wishes, Emily.

      October 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups

    Sorry your having pains and not feeling well, it’s all worth it though. Hope you have a great weekend!

    October 6, 2017 at 4:01 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Yoshi will be worth it whatever I’m going through!

      October 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    I hope you feel better soon! Glad that Alex is such a great support. Have a good weekend!

    October 6, 2017 at 6:40 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hope you had a good one!

      October 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    I hope you feel better and that the pelvic pain isn’t anything too bad! Glad to hear that Yoshi is doing so well. Have a great weekend!

    October 6, 2017 at 7:33 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank goodness Yoshi is ok!

      October 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply San

    I hope you feel better soon… but so happy to hear that you have a more-than-supportive husband who will take time out of his busy day to tell you he’s thinking of you <3 ahh!

    October 8, 2017 at 12:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I couldn’t be more thankful for him!

      October 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Lindsay Cotter

    Feel better my friend. But I am so glad yoshi is doing well. And alex gets husband of the year

    October 8, 2017 at 9:46 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think he should get MOTY tattooed on his head

      October 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    Yay yay yay, I am so glad everything is going well with Yoshi! But boo to you not feeling great. Hopefully it’s just your body taking a little extra time to recover and you’re feeling sparkly soon! ❤️

    October 10, 2017 at 4:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      If only, if only!

      October 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Kelli @ Hungry Hobby

    Um I had to google linea negra LMAO so there is that. I’m like wtf is that, oh its normal, wait wtf lol GROWING A HUMAN IS CRAZY! Glad yoshi is doing well!

    October 16, 2017 at 1:05 pm
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