March 20, 2014

Preparing for Race day, #prenatal fitness and #running during pregnancy

I'm not going to lie, as I write this I am thinking what the hell was I thinking registering for a race when I knew that I would be 6months pregnant? 

To say that I am nervous about my first 5km race is an understatement.

To say that I am worried I won't finish is dead on.

To say that I will probably cry at the end...well that's pretty obvious.

But I think I am ready. I have been running and doing strength training since January. While in Florida, I was running 3-4 times per week, on average 3.25km per run. Pretty good, I think!

Even in the pouring rain
Even on a cruise

I laced up and got my booty out there. Healthy mama, healthy babe...right?

It's true, but running at 6 months pregnant is alot different than 3 months pregnant. My belly is bigger, heavier and babe is moving alot more.

But all I can do is try, right? There's certainly no harm in trying, and I know well enough to listen to my body, walk when I need to, carry a water bottle since my little love needs the hydration too, and to not pay attention to the time. Like I've said before, it's not about setting personal records.

It's just about finishing.



Censie said...

I thought you had already run 5ks before? You can do it! What an accomplishment this will be!

Shan said...

Oh I have...but it's been two months since I have run at all, so it's a little daunting.

My longest run is 8km, but I wasn't pregnant!

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