Running Pregnant

Yes, my running shoes are still collecting some miles.  The first several weeks of my pregnancy, I really didn’t accomplish much of anything.  However, I did become the master of sleeping at all times of the day.  Around week 11 or 12 hit I was gaining strength and manage to head out for a few runs.  Of course, I got the okay and ground rules for running while pregnant from my doctor. I was a little nervous to do it with the early issues in the pregnancy, but after the lengthy conversation with my doctor my fears were reduced.

Running while pregnant is quite unique. I have given up running for mileage while on the treadmill. Instead,  I try to complete between 35 to 65 minutes.   Since, I am running at a slower rate completing the idea of multiple miles seem a bit daunting.  This is simply, because going from running an easy pace 845 mm to 1100-1130 mm makes a mile seem much longer than it really is.  Running on the treadmill has given me the benefit of getting water bottle refills.  I have my trusty Ultimate Distance Fastdraw Hand-held bottle for when I am out on the road, which is usually empty by the time I get home.

I am still running with Abby, when the summer weather is manageable. We head out for our early morning runs (430 – 5am). We  run about 3 to 5 miles. She has improved her cardio and focus. We still have a few hiccups in the first mile, but once she gets going she is hard to convenience its time to call it a day.

The only complaint I have with being pregnant is this heat and humidity.  120 degrees of heat and humidity is just not fun…

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Author: MamaTrek

I'm a runner, hiker, mother, wife and owner of two wonderful German Shepherds. I have been hiking with my daughter since she was 6 months old. She has summited 25 mountains over 4,000ft, including Mt. Washington in NH. I've have ran over a dozen half marathons and numerous shorter distance. I have taken my little one on many long distance training runs. Some where between all that I graduated with a BSBA in Marketing, Management and Information Technology.

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