Hello! It's almost September and things are trucking along. I am almost 13 weeks and have gained about 5 pounds. Sitting at 221. Happy with that. Feeling good today - the morning sickness is starting to abate. Got all our tests back and despite being an old mama at 44 the baby is genetically normal. We can relax a little. It's been a tough month with a very sick dog (our 2 year old Dalmatian, Felix) and things are starting to look up. August was just a crappy month and I am looking forward to banishing it to history, and starting fresh in September. On to running! I've only managed a short run weekly so far. Just 3-4k. With the extreme heat and humidity of Toronto this summer, it's been hard to find a time when I didn't feel gross, tired, nauseous or all three at once. I am hoping that cooler fall temps will entice me out a little more. We leave for Paris DL in 3 weeks and I am signed up for the 5k and the HM. I honestly don't know how the HM will go. Since there are no deferrals I am planning to start and see what I can comfortably do. The 5k should be just easy and fun. I'm hoping I haven't lost too much fitness with this pregnancy stuff happening. If I don't finish, that's ok. At least I got to participate! I plan on running today and hopefully building up my mileage a bit over the next few weeks. My last long run was 5 weeks ago, and that was just 8k. My last really long run was a half marathon 10 weeks ago. The HM in Paris may really just not be doable. I shall see!