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Running Marathons & Pregnancy

Posted Jun 03 2010 9:34pm

The New York Times recently ran an article about Kara Goucher and Paula Radcliffe who are both professional marathon runners who are now also pregnant and still training hard!

Hooray for them!

I know all of you mother’s who were runners before pregnancy have a story to tell on this subject. For me, during my first pregnancy, I was told I Could Not Run!?!?!?! Seriously? I was in my 1st trimester, feeling great, and all of a sudden- WHAM- No running. I had had no side effects & no pains whatsoever! And running was my means of exercise. Overnight (it seemed) I’d gained 20 pounds! Long story short, we invested in a treadmill, and I spent the rest of my pregnancy reading and walking on it for hours!

How many of you ran through your pregnancies? Times are changing and I think that if you’re body is used to a certain kind of exercise that you should be able to keep doing it when you are pregnant!

Thoughts on this?

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