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…