When hubby asked him how many miles I planned on running this past Saturday morning I looked at him and said 11 of course. 11 miles for the last day in 2011. I was not in the mood to be cold, so I had decided not to race and feel the burn in my lungs […]

A year ago this morning I was heading to my doctor’s office for what would become my last appointment of my third pregnancy. I knew in my heart it could be the day that I would go into labor. I was ready for the baby to come because I wanted to meet him. Would he […]

I often wonder what people find interesting in my posts. Google stats can tell me how many of you are reading but not why. I would love to know why you read my blog and how you found it! Here are some of my most popular posts – according to YOU.  The TOP 16 posts […]

One week ago today labor started.  I knew it would take a long time.  I’m a runner.  I know my body better than any doctor ever will.  When I checked in to the hospital the night of the 8th the doctors told me that I may have a baby by the end of the week.  I […]

http://amieottophotography.com/ I wanted to be able to say – I ran the day I gave birth.  It doesn’t seem to matter to me much anymore.  I don’t know if it’s the hormones or because I am feeling more tired now than I have ever felt before. In my heart I felt that if I could […]

I dream of running without another human in my belly.  I dream of being able to bound up the stairs to grab something really quickly and not feel out of breath.  I dream of drinking a glass of water and being able to wait hours before I have to finally go to the bathroom.  I […]

http://amieottophotography.com/ Saturday marked the 37 week mark.  Sunday I finally had the opportunity to go for my first run outside in well over a week.  It was my first run with Miss Becca post her giving birth to a beautiful baby girl.  I remarked that the progression of our running can be marked along the […]

http://amieottophotography.com/ Saturday marked the 37 week mark.  Sunday I finally had the opportunity to go for my first run outside in well over a week.  It was my first run with Miss Becca post her giving birth to a beautiful baby girl.  I remarked that the progression of our running can be marked along the […]

Saturday will mark the 36th week of pregnancy for me, for the 3rd time.  Some days my body will give me 5 mile runs – other days, not so much.  Monday I took off.  Tuesday I had my 35/36 week Doctor appointment first thing in the morning, so again I did not run.  Wednesday morning my plans […]

This past Saturday marked the 35 week mark in this pregnancy.  35 days till my official due date.  The date is subjective and I don’t take much stock in it, but nevertheless it gives me a concrete date to count from.  My due date is like knowing that Marine Corps Marathon is on 10/31/10 only it […]

Tomorrow will mark 34 weeks.  I’d be lying if I said I didn’t already feel like it’s the end.  It’s not.  I have 6 full weeks left till I am 40 weeks pregnant.  So soon, yet so very far away. I want to meet my new little man.  I want him to stop kicking me […]

ACL: Anterior cruciate ligament Meniscus: A rubbery disk that cushions the knee Physical rehabilitation after ACL surgery may take several months to a year. The length of time until you can return to normal activities or sports is different for every person. It may range from 4 to 6 months. Three weeks ago my husband had […]