Monday, April 26, 2010

Zero-Gravity

Does anyone else have action cravings when they are pregnant? Has anyone else ever heard of that? Did I just make that up? Yeah. Me thinks me did. An action craving is just like a food craving. A food craving is when you just know in the depths of your soul that if you eat 4 or 5 donuts and a big glass of chocolate milk you'll feel great. An action craving is when you just know in the depths of your soul that if you get down on your hands and knees and crawl around the coffee table once or twice your back will feel better. Comprende?
My action craving has been swimming for well over a month. Saturday night Ken and I decided to go up to Heise Hot Springs and soothe that craving. Oh. My. Gosh. It felt so good. I'll admit I felt a little silly with my swimsuit stretched to near see-through proportions... but the water... the weightless environment... I felt so liberated! I was stretching and running in place! I was swimming laps and floating on my back. It was amazing. We swam for a little over an hour. (A bunch of trashy twenty somethings showed up and broke Pool Rule #8: NO PDAs. We had to get out of there.) We were heading towards the shallow end and I was telling Ken how good I was feeling and how this needs to become a habit for us. I was smiling ear to ear.... until my belly emerged from the water. I felt like I couldn't even stand up straight that GD belly was so heavy! Seriously, elephant-like weight.

3 comments:

Natalie said...

I know what you mean it's amazing. Do you think I can convince Bryce to build me a pool in the backyard?

megan said...

Wouldn't it be nice if we could just live in a pool while we're huge and pregnant? Sounds like a really nice get away!

Karlenn said...

Hahaha! I love that you said GD. You are my favorite. I know what it feels like to get action cravings. For me, my action cravings come in the form of Restless Legs Syndrome. RLS makes me want to seriously go run a marathon, pregnant belly or not. Those dang trashy kids at Heise... some things never change. There have always been trashy kids making out in the pool. Soooo uncomfortable.