Originally Posted by Buggirl
7 lbs, PG?? That's over a lb a day- how much are you eating, boy?? Glad you're feeling good post race! Still can't wait to read the full report!
And just to add my dos pesos to the running thread (finally!)- I'm going to give a little description of my new running lifestyle for any lurkers out there that may be interested (or any of you sickos that this has zero relevance for): Running for 2- my story of attempting to stay in shape while knocked up
I had a clue something was up when my short training run was off by more than a minute per mile. I was further convinced that something was definitely up when I almost vomited all over myself repeatedly on my last long run. Yup- I was pregnant. While I knew it was a possibility, I didn't really think it would happen so quickly
Turns out if you stop using protection and have a bunch of sex, you can get pregnant. Who knew?
So you all know I walked my half- my doctor said it would be too risky to run given that it was my first one. That marked the end of my running career (save one sad attempt at running that failed miserably) for the next 2.5 months. I've just recently gotten back on that horse after a not-so-hot first trimester.
So- running for 2. It's awesome. And sometimes awful. It really depends on the day. Prevailing wisdom from my doctor, midwives, yoga instructor, and a personal trainer friend is that a good rule of thumb is to make sure you can carry on a conversation while running. This may mean dropping your pace significantly. That's not really an option for me
Also, since I'm alone on the trail- I have to carry on a conversation with either Zoe, or the bean. I frequently talk to one about the other. "Now you know it's not ok to pull Zoe's hair or poke her in the eye. She doesn't like that." "You're going to have to stop rolling in so much poop- I'm not going to have you getting poop all over our child". And so on. I really hope nobody is listening
Sometimes I have to walk up the steepest hills and even that leaves me quite winded. Sometimes I feel just great, like there's nothing different about my body. I'm sticking to 3 miles/run, and trying to run at least 3 times/week. I know I'm going to have to adjust to changing hormones and obviously my changing body, but I'm hopeful that I'll be able to keep running until close to the end of my pregnancy. I've also started prenatal yoga, which rocks (and is free!). I love the instructor. I'm still lifting weights, but I had to drop the weight significantly, which was frustrating. Who knew it was so hard on your body to create another human life? Anyways, if it doesn't bore you all to tears, I'll give little descriptions of my good and bad runs from time to time. I promise they'll be much, much briefer than this
WOOOO HOOOOO BG!!!
That is so awesome. (I won't lie, it was my first assumption when you said you had things come up a couple months ago; been there done that with my wife
So very happy for you, and if you keep running through the preggo, that's even more Ironwoman than my measly 70.3.
Two years ago one of my best friends ran Ragnar with me while she was a few months pregnant. Women do it all the time! Bean ran a bit when she was pregnant, but we had complications here and there for other reasons so she had to lay off per doctors orders. We still walked a TON though. Bean actually still loves her preggo maternity yoga pants.
to talking to yourself. Funny how the no protection + lots of sex = kiddos, isn't it?
Will you share the due date with us?
As for my 7+ pounds, I have no fetus in my belly to blame it on. I'm quite sure it's mostly water weight, but I have stuffed my face all week. I think I told you all that I had wicked salt cravings early in the week. I countered those with a lot of water so my body was retaining water like crazy. I weighed myself today before my lunch run (which went very well!) and I'm back to just a couple pounds more than pre-race, so I'm back to even. No knee pain so it was perfect. Definitely a little rustiness but it felt so good to get out and shake out the legs.