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…

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W29D7 – Run and Bike

Tomorrow I’m gonna try TWO workouts in one day: my usual six-mile ride to work plus a four-mile lunchtime run. I’m a little nervous because I’m usually pretty tired just from one of those. But I’d like to try for both – after all, I’m not one to turn down a workout 😉 So here…

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10k @28 weeks

I ran a 10k today! At 28 weeks pregnant 🙂 It was awesome. The first two miles, my feet and hips were achy and I was worried about running the full 6.2. Was I stressing my ligaments? Would my pelvis become injured? Were my feet getting stretched out? Do I really need to run this…

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Gear review: Belly Band

Running in second trimester has brought a few new challenges, one of which is the dreaded “jostling insides“, where it feels like your organs are rearranging themselves with every step! It’s uncomfortable, distracting, and weird. Sometimes it’s so bad I start to get round ligament pain too. If I wanted to keep running through second…

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W27D2 – Trail running

Went for a 4-mile run today with a Belly Band. It totally helped! The last run I did (couple weeks ago) was a bit tough. I made it maybe 1.5-2 miles before getting some awful side cramps. It felt like my insides were jostling together with every step. I ended up having to stop and…

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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…

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Gear review: Running shoes

The shoes I currently love are an all-around trail running shoe, the Brooks Cascadia 11. They’re supportive and cushy without feeling super bulky. The instep (top part of shoe) is tall enough to accommodate a high arch, and the toe box is on the wider side. There’s plenty of room in the front of the…

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W22D2 – Dust mask run

I’m definitely feeling slower and more lethargic than normal, but overall my body still feels great running!

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W20D7

The biggest recent challenge to my exercise routine has been, well, a little silly. I always have to pee! Went for a 4-mile run today and OMG. My bladder was feeling it. I managed to hold it ’til the end, then bee-lined for the bathroom. But then… there was barely anything! What up? It seems…

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10k

Today I’m feeling very proud of myself. I ran a 10 kilometer trail race! 🙂 Well, six miles used to be a piece of cake for me. Six months ago I ran the same distance and placed first in my age group. Today I ran about 20 min slower (that’s about 3 extra minutes per…

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