Since getting pregnant I have definitely been a lot thirstier than usual. And I hear this continues through breastfeeding. The only problem is, like most people, I never remember to drink enough. It’s just easy to push to the side and forget about when you’re doing something else. My friend got me this amazing water…Read More
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W31D7 – End of Running
I have a confession to make, and it pains me to say it. I think I’m done with running for the rest of pregnancy. I am HEARTBROKEN. I really wanted to keep running until giving birth. But realistically I just don’t know if my body can handle it. The issue is my hip flexors. I…Read More
W27D1 – Third trimester!
Today is officially Day 1 of third trimester! And it definitely feels like it! I feel BIGGER. My hips are frequently sore and it’s difficult to sit up and stand up. Getting out of bed entails rolling to one side and pushing myself up with my hand. I’m getting the classic “bowling ball in pelvis”…Read More
W24D1 – Marina Run
I’m definitely getting bigger. Today’s run at the marina had a few more challenges than last week’s. The biggest was the round ligament pain which my doctor warned me about. It was a sharp pain along each side of my belly. What it comes from is stress to the round ligaments, which extend upward from…Read More
Guess what my husband surprised me with? A full-body climbing harness! We tried it out at the gym and it was AMAZING. First off you will notice there’s nothing that goes across your belly. My regular harness was becoming uncomfortable, and I started to feel unsafe because I couldn’t tighten it very well anymore. With…Read More
Can I get my heart rate above 140 bpm?
One question I’ve been getting a lot is: Is it safe for my heart rate to rise above 140 bpm while pregnant? This guideline was originally established under fear that a higher pulse (and associated higher blood pressure) could rupture the fragile blood vessels bringing nutrients to the placenta. Because it wasn’t as common for…Read More