Author Archives: Christie

Extraordinary and Ordinary

I’ve lived more, and harder, in the past six months than I have my whole life. My heart has been like a sponge cake that’s just sopping wet and oozing all over with strawberry sauce, only the strawberry sauce is, … Continue reading

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Preggo Adventures in Not Real Sports

Two and a half weeks until my due date and my baby on board is breech. Meaning, instead of readying himself the traditional head-down way, he’s mostly been hanging out in a kind of diver’s pike position, a baby-sized “V”, … Continue reading

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It’s a…Motorcycle!

Pretend that in two months you’re going to be racing motorcycles. Every day. You’ve never raced motorcycles before. You don’t even have a motorcycle. Your brother and sister have a few, but that’s about the extent of your experience with … Continue reading

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Preggoland: not quite as fun as Christieland (or even Legoland)

“I’m so good at running downhill!” I thought as I floated down Annadel State Park’s Canyon Trail, a wide, rocky dirt road. I checked my running watch to see my pace on the mile dropping steadily, heart rate moderate at … Continue reading

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14 1/2 Weeks

Like 9 1/2 weeks, only five more, and way less sexy. I’ve always heard that pregnant chicks “glow,” but my body is having none of it. My life is a whirlwind of work, exercise, extreme nesting in the new Santa … Continue reading

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