When we found out we were pregnant the first thing that came to mind was, uh oh – no more training for me. My doctor said I could still run what I had been training for and continue to work out the way I normally have, but that I couldn’t train for anything more than that. Then someone told me that I shouldn’t be thinking about marathons and enjoy the 9 months that very rarely happen in your life. It finally dawned on me that I needed to be training for childbirth! After much consideration, I’ve come to the conclusion that training for a baby is just like training for a marathon. Here is why….
Steady as she goes
- You have to modify and find your new preggo pace. You can continue to run while pregnant but they say you should be able to speak comfortably, hydrate, maintain a steady heart rate and keep your body temp down.
- When you don’t feel good, don’t push it. Rest, relax and then pick it up when you feel good.
- Don’t be discouraged with your new pace. You can pick up after you have the baby!
- Just like you need all the running gear, you also need preggo gear as your belly grows. I just got my first pair of “mom” jeans.
- Maternity Pillow – to help you get a good nights rest.
- Water Bobble- My great friend Chevis English got me a Water Bobble because she knew that I needed to have a lot of fresh water.
It’s already June 5th?
- Time flies by when you are training and when the big day comes, you always feel like you could have trained harder or more.
- You pack a bag and lay out all your event day clothes so when it’s time, you go!
- This day only happens once and you only have one chance to do your very best.
- You have tons of people cheering you on throughout pregnancy. It’s awesome!
- Your family comes to the big day and is more excited than anyone that you made it to the finish!
- You get the best medal you could ever get in life, a beautiful child.
- Flowers and cards are sent the hospital for your amazing achievement.
We need your advice! What other things should we be doing in preparation for the big event?