Monday, April 5, 2010

Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

I haven't been running.  Is it because of an injury?  No.  Am I sick?  Not at all.  Burned out?  Maybe.  Pregnant?  Definitely.

Seriously... I am pregnant.  It's crazy and exciting for us, since we'd been trying for a year.  We found out the night before the Shamrock 1/2 marathon (and I'm 100% sure that THAT was the reason for my PR). 

Since the Riverton race, I haven't done anything.  I'm not having any pregnancy symptoms (that one episode of puking was NOT morning sickness, it was a result of taking a multi-vitamin on an extremely empty stomach), I'm not even tired... but I just have no motivation to run anymore.  I'm pretty sure it's because I know that I can't go as hard as I wanted to anymore. 

The few people that I've told that are runners have said that they were advised NOT to run much during their pregnancy, so maybe I'm just preparing myself for the worst case senerio.  I don't know what the deal is, but I'm hoping that after my first appointment on Wednesday that I will have answers and I will find my desire to run again.

Any suggestions for motivation?  Any advice on running during pregnancy?


Staci Dombroski said...

Congratulations!! That is such exciting news :) What a wonderful journey you have ahead of you!

Tara said...

WOW! Congratulations girl! That's pretty cool.

You should go read my coach's blog, she is pregnant and due in July and still running. It's a funny read!


Momma Twitch said...

Congrats!! That's exciting!

Marathonman101108 said...

Awwwwwwwww!! Congrats!! I don't really have any advice, since I've never been pregnant! :-)

Amanda said...

Congrats! I've heard if you were doing it for a while before being pregnant and you're not high risk then it's okay to do while your pregnant. I would think racing and adding on mileage or speed would not be good. Enjoy the next 9 months!

Busy Bee Lauren said...

I have heard running is fine if you were doing it before you were pregnant.


Adam said...

Congrats! This is sooo great. Enjoy the time and experience.

Jesse said...

Wow, am I ever behind on reading your blog - Congratulations!!!

Obviously I don't have any direct advice about running while pregnant, but has been running with twins, and has some pretty interesting photos of a "prenatal cradle" for use while running.