The dreaded two week wait. The time period after ovulation, after you’ve put in all the work, and all you can do is wait.
That’s kinda how I’m feeling now with my infertility consultation coming up in two weeks. I made the appointment months ago, I made sure all of my insurance information was up to date and needed history paperwork was filled out and sent in. I’ve created my list of questions for the doctor.
Now all I can do is wait.
With these kind of ‘waiting’ periods coming up again, I decided at the beginning of the year it was time to get back into reading. I did a little bit of research on what was out there, got a library card and checked out “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik.
I didn’t realize how much I was going to get into the story, but I picked the book up on Saturday, here we are on Tuesday and I’m already more than half way through it. If you enjoy medieval, fantasy stories with a strong but relatable heroine, I do recommend picking it up.
Running is also a consistent thing in my life. There’s the shorter evening runs that I’ve been doing with great weather (40 °F as opposed to the average 10-30 this time of year). We found a running store near us that is putting on free training long runs on different trails around the St. Louis area. We’ve been looking for a way to meet others here, and so far so good. Next weekend will be a hilly run, so that should be fun.
The hardest part about being a runner this time of year and knowing running breaks with IVF on the way are a possibility is that I really haven’t been able to plan out any races for the year. Typically at the beginning of a year, I have my year pretty well planned out with various races, with a few race goals sprinkled here and there. While I would choose being pregnant right now over any race, I’d still love to scout out a race or two while I can run… Or prepared if my doctor will be cool with me running at an easy pace throughout the whole process.
I’ve already signed up for the Creve Coeur Half Marathon the first weekend of March, but know I can back it down to walking a 7K if needed. There will be a medal to add to the collection, and some trail time to help keep me sane.
I’m keeping an eye open for other races I’m interested in, but not signing up for anything more until there’s a plan with the doctor.
Fingers crossed this two week wait doesn’t feel too long.