Posts tagged Run
My Experience of Running During Pregnancy: The Second Trimester

I’ve finally made it to the second trimester and ‘Junior’ is growing. This trimester for me has consisted of reducing morning sickness, less exhaustion, Junior starting to move whenever I stop, reintroducing strength training, bra shopping once a fortnight and the introduction of the ‘Ralk’ (Run and Walk).

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My Experience of Running During Pregnancy: The First Trimester

Every pregnancy is different, every runner is different and there is no one size fits all.  I have many friends who have had very different experiences to me, from stopping running as soon as they found out they were pregnant, to running a half marathon in their 2nd trimester and running through to 36 weeks pregnant. During the Boston Marathon last year I ran with a woman for a few kilometres who was 17 weeks pregnant and on track for a sub 4 hour marathon! Then there are the elite runners who continue to train and compete throughout their pregnancies.  Throughout my experience I have learnt that people will be very quick to give you their opinions, the research is limited and only you truly know your body.

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The 122nd Boston Marathon

Twelve months ago I was getting ready to run the race that I had been dreaming of for ten years, the Boston Marathon. As I walked around the race expo, soaking up the atmosphere and collecting my hard earned race number, I had no idea just how much the Boston Marathon was going to test me and push me to my limits.

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