I have been meaning to get out for walk. Every night I tell myself that I will get up earlier, take Little M to school then go to a near by park and do at least 30 minutes of brisk walking.
That hasn’t happened at all during my pregnancy and I’m 24 weeks.
However, last Thursday, I just did it. I put on my running shoes, dug out my workout gear and after leaving him at school I pulled into the park parking lot and I said “I’m just going to do what I can…even if it’s 20 minutes”.
And off I went. I had to meet someone but they had texted me to say they were going to be late so I was going to do what I could.
“Pregnancy’s also not the time to start training for a marathon, a triathlon, or any other race, cautions Tupler. “The first trimester is when the baby’s major organs are forming, and overheating’s a real issue. If a woman’s core temperature gets too high, it could cause problems with the baby, so why risk it? Instead, train for the marathon of labor by strengthening your abdominals and pelvic floor muscles,” she says.”
And with all this running talk, I was super excited to see the Mr. run the Marine Corps Marathon yesterday here in Washington, DC. After that, I am even more motivated to sign up to run it next year.
Yes! Baby número dos is due in February and registration opens up in March. It’s a lot of dedication, BUT
In the meantime, I will keep up with walk/run routine to help keep my sanity and be healthy for the big push!