for anyone who's expecting...
I'm sorry to hear about your previous pergnancy, but I am pleased that you are now expecting. I'm sorry, no tips on the breathlessness. Hope you're feeling ok otherwise?
My sickness still hasn't gone, and it seems in the last week or so to be getting worse. Combined with the hormonal tears, I'm a bit of a wreck. 25 and a bit weeks now, so I'm not sure this nausea is ever going to go.
I'm so ready to be a functional human being again!!! I'm glad to hear that your sickness is easing. I'm with you on the food thing, far too many doughnuts. It seems I'm able to eat even with the sickness, it's drinking I really struggle with. Unfortunately I've felt too ill to run, but have managed a couple of gentle swims. Need to go more often though!
I thought I would re-post with an update. I am now at 19 weeks and on sunday I ran the London Marathon.I'm still running happily as long as I drink lots of water, have food straight after and just chill out and enjoy it. London was my last 'long' run and i'm not planning on exceeding about 10-12 miles from now on but it was awesome. I was about an hour longer than wwhat would be a normal timme for me for a marathon but it was so lovely to be there and I was fully prepped to drop out if the bump got grumpy.
In terms of breathing I always find I have to walk, then trot, then run to 'warm up' that way my breathing settles very quickly. I am only out of breath if I set off too quick and bump doesnt have a chance to catch up with me chat and run, then you know you are going the right speed.
My midwife has been brilliant and essentially is telling me to listen to my body. If it says I can run then there is no reason at all not too. My cycling days may be limited though as being hunched up on a bike is getting more difficult. Swimming is lovely. She is actively encouraging me to stay active and it apparently best to stay fit if you can.
I bought the Runnersworld guide to pregnancy and running which is on amazon and it was sooooo helpful.
Hi Shelley, well done on London thats awesome!! I am 19 weeks and planning on running Edinburgh Half when I'll be 22+5 weeks I normally do the full marathon unfortunately I tore my hamstring in November so I didn't get back to training until after I found out I was pregnant - I have totally adjusted how I run and go about 2-3 minutes a mile slower than I would normally and will be happy just to complete the run and not care about my time Do you take must notice of your heart rate, I have been getting varying opinions on it and I am really not sure how high i should be allowing my heart rate to go??? Any advice?
Wow so great you still managed to do the marathon - that must have been a great experience & will make a fab story for your little one!
My breathing seems to have sorted itself out - I've slowed right down to around 6.30/km and just taking it really easy so I've managed a few decent runs lately.
Unfortunately though it seems I have come up against another issue - pain in the pubic/ groin area after my run which seems (according to Dr Google) to fit the symptoms of SPD. It eases a day or so after running so not too great an issue at the moment, but I'm very wary of running the risk of either making it worse quicker or suffering long term issues.
im unwilling to give up completey though so early, so what do you think about cutting the distance (currently running approx 12km) but trying to go out more regularly? has anyone any experience of this? What strategy did you use? I'm 15 weeks now.
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