Wow, I forgot I had ever started this thread--have not been on RW site for ages. My little girl is now 4 years old, I am back to running again after a year or so off, and did the Hyde Park 5km in Sept, slowly but surely. I've signed up for a 10km in London in May which I will be running in aid of Contact a Family, which looks after families of children with disabilities (my daughter has a rare genetic syndrome).
Hi everyone! I liked Miriam Stoppard's books when I was pregnant with my little boy and knew absolutely zilch about baby wrangling. I no longer have the book but it had illustrated guides to bathing the baby, changing nappies, breastfeeding, etc and it really helped. Another good one was the NCT guide to pregnancy. So far as exercise books are concerned, I got the runners world book, mentioned above, out of the library and couldn't relate to anyone in it. In fact that's why I started this thread, way back--because i couldn't find anything worth reading! I am still doing no running at all and really miss it. Been to the gym instead, using cross-trainer, bike and treadmill. Can't stand all the sexist rap videos. Just want to shout at the women, put some bloody clothes on!
Mrs O, in very early pregnancy (a couple of days before period was due) I found I had sore boobs and felt more tired than usual, but that was it. Unfortunately a lot of the early symptoms of pregnancy are very similar to period pain--some people have cramps and backache, headaches, nausea...and others, like my neighbour, have no symptoms whatsoever and get a surprise when they discover they are 14 weeks gone! Good luck!
Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't posted for a while. As I said to Decaff Caramel when she kindly emailed me, I'm fine, 13 weeks and one day (and counting) and have had to start wearing maternity trousers! The reason I haven't been here is I've been unable to run for so long--I was v paranoid during first 12 weeks, and also was very, very nauseous during and after a very gentle run I went on in early Jan. But now the sickness seeme to be wearing off and I can't wait to get running again. Going right back to basics with a simple 5 min jog, 1 min walk x about 4. Hope everyone else is OK. I have an appt with the midwives tomorrow, I feel like a VIP cos have already had 3 scans! The last one was amazing--could see baby having a drink and waving its little legs around.
Hello everyone, merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah! I am pleased to report that I am now 8 wks pregnant and have managed to get out for 2 runs after a gap of over 5 weeks, caused not by pregnancy but by my sprained ankle. Went right back to basics, really long warm up then 2 x 10 mins with a 2 min walk in between. Really slow but felt fantastic afterwards--got to get new bra though as boobs were really sore and felt every bump. Am so impressed by Marijke's and Henster's posts. Inspirational! I'm sure I read that the 145BPM figure is based on outdated research, but don't quote me. Am reading the Runner's World book on running and pregnancy, but I don't really like it--the women in it are all triathletes and marathoners not overweight asthmatics who can barely manage 30 arthritic minutes!