No, I'm not talking about babydancing! I'm talking about running. I have been putting it off, even though I had five days off in a row this week. The truth is I was afraid to get back out there again. In my prime I could run 5-7 miles without stopping and I was so afraid that after 10 months of hardly running (thank you, Clo.mid and other super-ovulation drugs) I would have to go back to the pace I kept in my early days...running sloooowly for 2 minutes, catching my runaway breath for two minutes and then back to the slow running, repeating for 2-3 miles. Well, as it turns out, I am not *that* out of shape. Yesterday was my first day back in the running sadle and I ran the first mile without stopping! YAY! Considering I am carrying around about 8 extra pounds (mostly on my backside--thanks, again, Clo.mid/fertility drugs), I considered that a grand success! I ran 3 miles with my cutie patootie beagle. I was up early this morning running various errands with MBL before he went to work and so I had plenty of energy to go for a run before it got too hot. So, beagle and I did 3 more miles! Another success! It just felt like with each step I took that I was reclaiming my life back from infertility. It has taken so much from me and I felt defiant as I finished those three miles (twice!). So, take that infertility!
On another note, is it odd that I am excited for my hysteroscopy next week? I am just so geeked to have two more things crossed off my shared risk to do list--lining check and normal uterine cavity. I should also be able to find out my AMH level at the appointment. I think my mom will be going with me since MBL can't get off of work and she is excited to be a part of it too! With this shared risk program it just feels like our dream of a pregnancy and taking home a baby are within our grasp!! Bring on the needles (again)!