Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Um…I just ran

Yes, I’m very pregnant.

Yes, I told you all I was going to hang the running shoes up for awhile.

Yes, I had some weird pregnancy happenings early on that had me a little nervous (brace yourself here comes the big BUT, actually multiple buts…)

BUT, I do have the green light to run from my OBGYN.

But, we’ve figured out that the weird thing growing in there with my kiddo is a fibroid tumor, kind of big one, but it’s actually stopped growing, not causing any pain, nor harm to the baby and we’re just going to leave it alone. It is what it is. Nothing really we can do about it, at least not now.

But, the baby is doing GREAT!

But, I haven’t had anymore strong contractions nor any bleeding in about 3 weeks.

But, everyone in my family is running.

But, I just started coaching a pregnant mama and have been talking/thinking about pregnant running non-stop for the last week.

But, my 5 year old is about to start track & field and she really really REALLY wants to run in a kids race which is not going to happen unless mom or dad goes too.

But, I’ll be careful, watch for any indicators of a problem and STOP immediately.

But, I’ll wear a heart rate monitor and keep my heart rate down.

BUT my doctor said I could (did I say that already? I feel like I should add so there or something at the end of that one.)

So I did it! I just picked up, put on the running shoes and headed downstairs for the treadmill during Tiger’s nap while the Little Miss was out running  errands with her Daddy. I only went about a mile and a half and I went sloooooowly (funny how what seems kind of like a slow pace for you normally, sort of seems pretty quick while carrying a few pounds of bouncing baby in your belly.) Since I haven’t run other than to chase my toddler around in quite awhile, I opted for a run/walk, run 2 minutes, walk 2, keeping an eye on my heart rate the entire time. And can I just say: WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!! It felt so good to stretch those legs and break a little sweat again. I’m thinking 3X a week sounds about right. Now to find some cute maternity running clothes…

'Til next time...

P.S. Last week to get in on that $100 GNC giftcard giveaway. Don’t miss it! Details here.

P.P.S. I have EVERY intention of making another post tonight. And you’re going to want to make sure you come back for this one. It’s another GIVEAWAY!!!! In fact, I believe I have 3 giveaways to post this week so, you know, bookmark me or something. :-)

P.P.P.S. Yes, that’s a foot on my kid's head, a minute earlier and it was in his/her eye. Go figure!


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Jessica Azar said...

I am so excited for you!!! We are running pregnant mamas together!!! YAY!!!!

Melissa C said...

So happy for you!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Glad you got the clear to run. Just listen to your body and enjoy being able to work up a little sweat!

jackie said...

so excited for you...keep running. be safe.

Heather said...

Good for you. And you don't have to justify your reason to run. Of course you wouldn't do it if the dr. said, "don't".

Cat B. said...

Awesome! I'm happy for you. Not only is everything going well, you are taking care of you! Keep it up.

Kittee said...

Awesome News!!!

Get your run on!!!

Megan said...

Great job!! I love reading this type of stuff. Where I live, women (or at least the women I know) don't do ANYTHING while they are pregnant. It's like a stigma almost that pregnant people can't do any physical activity. I hope to continue running and being fit when I am pregnant (of course with the permission of my doctor).

RunningMom said...

Good for you! I so missed running when I was pregnant but my doctor was deadset against it. In retrospect, I don't think it had anything to do with me or my pregnancy, I think it was just his old-fashioned beliefs. And I followed blindly since it was my first pregnancy after a miscarriage years ago. Definitely wasn't good for my body and soul not to be more active though!

Michelle said...

Awesome! Take it easy, tho! :)

runnanna said...

You sneaky thing!