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wlillie's picture
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Anyone else having to cut back? I think I'm done with running for this pregnancy but don't really *want* to give it up. But I barely finished a mile before realizing I was pushing too hard.

nea458's picture
Joined: 07/26/11
Posts: 376

I am cutting back a bit due to being so much out of breath. I have to work out with my unit three times a week and chasing around two little ones is helping curb the weight as well. I used to run all the time and love it as a stress-reliever. I hate to be forced to run (pt-tests, etc) - I basically will run if someone is chasing after me ..because I am forced!
My last three pregnancies, I ran and bled so I just decided to stop and not try again with this one. But, I do the cross-trainer and lift arm weights since I have to do my pushups after my recovery time. (Never been too good or fond of them).

Joined: 07/27/06
Posts: 722

I only walk due to joint issues I have...but I have had a heck of a time finding the time lately!! I swear...I have to get it into my day soon!!

boilermaker's picture
Joined: 08/21/02
Posts: 1984

At the beginning of this pg I was running a few miles 3 times/week. Now I'm still working out three times/week, but I do more like walk for 5 minutes, run for 3, walk for 5, run for 3, etc. For a total of 30 minutes on the treadmill. I make sure that I make it to the gym about every other day-- I just feel better when I'm moving and I sleep better and have fewer aches/pains.

That said, I have to pee RIGHT before I walk/run-- and last week I had some persistent round ligament pain.....I suspect I'll have to quit running soon. Then I'll just walk and swim.

Keep it up, friends. It is so worth it! And has been proven to reduce labor time and recovery time and improve baby birth weights.....:wink:

RebeccaA'07's picture
Joined: 11/19/07
Posts: 1628

I just want to applaud all of you...running? Sheesh, I couldn't do that BEFORE being pregnant!

Marite13's picture
Joined: 08/07/09
Posts: 3368

I miss running, but I haven't done it since... June! Ack! I am doing TERRIBLY at exercising here in Laos, but watch, I'll get back to the States and I'll be out walking every day with Beni... and probably even running again in the States before we leave to come back here after the baby is born. I am SUCH a victim of my circumstances when it comes to exercise! Sad

wlillie's picture
Joined: 09/17/07
Posts: 1796

It's part of my job so not really something applaud worthy in my circumstances. We get 3 two hour periods to work out a week and I have to pass certain criteria to stay in the military. Talk about motivation to run!

I found out yesterday that I will be leading our group of 20 (men!) in physical fitness three days a week until somebody gets off their lazy butts and takes the class necessary to lead it so the pregnant woman can go do the elliptical and prenatal yoga and walking like I should be able to do!!!! They had hinted at it, but silly me, I was thinking they'd have time to take the class before the change over. We're supposed to do a 4.2 mile run on Thursday and kickboxing on Wednesday, but I think I'll just walk the entire time both days.

I feel better when I exercise. I have more energy during the day, I sleep better at night, I'm nicer in general, and have a crapton more patience with the 3.5 year old who has started asking endless questions.

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Joined: 11/19/07
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"wlillie" wrote:

I feel better when I exercise. I have more energy during the day, I sleep better at night, I'm nicer in general, and have a crapton more patience with the 3.5 year old who has started asking endless questions.

THIS! Exactly why I need to get into some routine. We used to take nightly walks and I'd always feel so much better. We just moved into a new neighborhood, with a nice circle that would make for perfect walks. It stinks that it gets dark SO EARLY though!!

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Joined: 02/16/09
Posts: 1149

I was running 5 miles 3x per week before getting pregnant. I think I barely finished a mile while in the 2WW this time, and KNEW I was pregnant. When I'm pregnant, my feet turn into two cinder blocks and I can barely do a mile. So, I applaud those of you still doing it! With my first pregnancy, I kept up my running schedule until about 8 weeks when I had some spotting. I was put on rest for a week and then allowed back, but I was too spooked and ended up just going to the gym occasionally to walk on the treadmill. This time, like I said, I fizzled out during the 2WW. I had big plans to run longer, but then I had the subchorionic bleed at 5 weeks and was on pelvic rest for a month, and, well... yeah. Wink I do walk with DS when the weather is nice, and I do chase him all day, so that's enough for me at this point! I've gained less this pregnancy, anyhow, so good enough for me!

boilermaker's picture
Joined: 08/21/02
Posts: 1984

Like wlillie-- I just feel better when i get my exercise. And I'd rather "pay the piper" now than later.....I swear it is one reason why I can bounce back post-pregnancy. I've worked out through all of my pgs.

We have a handful of kidlets, so for me, it is also about setting an example. That probably sounds dumb, but dh and I both make it a priority to stay fit and active as an example to our kids about taking care ourselves.

It doesn't hurt that I literally live in one of the fittest states and cities in the country. Kid you not, I'm the only person in my office who hasn't run a marathon, and my officemate runs "ultra" marathons (50 & 100 MILE races!) Oy vey! I look like a slack *** compared to her Wink

And unlike OB's, my MW asks me EVERY appointment about my exericse regimen and how much I'm moving--she keeps me on task, too. Smile

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Joined: 06/12/09
Posts: 549

Still exercising. Just got maternity swimsuit so I plan to add swimming to my regimine. Running still feels good, but just a mile.

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