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With my career depending on age, physical fitness, peak performance, and pushing my body to limits I never thought possible, children weren in our plans until after retirement from athletics. I don have much longer in this sport to capitalize on what I have now it physically very demanding so, we always thought children after my running career. That was our plan.

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I been lucky to still be able to maintain the majority of my fitness in the pool, elliptical, and the bike. Now that I well canada goose outlet orlando into the third trimester, walking up hills, long walks, and elliptical are about the only thing my body can handle. The athlete in me is itching to get out the door for a run; it is also telling me to listen to my body. I can say that over the past decade as an athlete, I learned to listen to my body, feel the aches and pains, make the right choice about when I pushing too hard or when to push a little more. I believe that why I walking up hills to get my heart rate up.

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So as I sit here post workout and a good meal, I feeling a nap. That what my body is telling me to do right now. Yes, I have a basketball size bump, I waddle now, tying my shoes is pretty difficult, and so is getting out of bed. I not used to carrying this kind of weight out front and neither is my body; but, feeling the kicks of this baby I sharing a body with, that I working hard to create, and knowing how excited Osi and I are to be parents trumps ALL!

I wouldn have this any other way; this is the perfect plan for us right now. I know in my heart I be back to running and in prime fitness as soon as I can. I still have Tokyo 2020 on the brain.

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