When I was pregnant my doctor quickly advised me to not run unless I could run without my feet making any impact. Hmmm...no doc, my feet do and will make impact. I was a nervous pregnant woman and had miscarried years ago so I blindly followed him. He knew best right? He was the doctor. In hindsight, he was an older doctor with older viewpoints and yes, running would have been fine.
I don't regret the choices I made during my pregnancy but if I were to become pregnant again, I would do things differently. What I do regret is how long it took me to get out there and start running again. I wanted to and I worried about so many little things (like jostling my darling daughter too much in the jogging stroller). I searched extensively for mommy and me exercise groups to help provide me with the motivation and support I needed. I found a great one that was focused on running. All the moms got together and ran with their jogging strollers and did some fun strength building exercises with their little bundles of joy. Problem was --- the class was on another island. Oops....
|I haven't returned to running yet|
|Jogging stroller used to walk to see pigs across the street|
|Mommy back to running again|