Friday, April 9, 2010

Running with Baby

As Kristin mentioned in her last post, I am expecting a baby! First, do any of you have any experience or helpful hints to running while pregnant? It has been an interesting challenge for me to figure out how much jogging I can do and have the baby be healthy. At first, I was trying to keep my heart rate under 150 bpm. I finally asked my doctor and she told me not to worry about that. She said to keep really hydrated(curse my small pregnancy bladder!) and watch out for running in the heat. So in the last week my speed has increased a bit and my heart rate has been between 150-165 when I am going my hardest. I did 10 miles yesterday, 7 of which were Hayley (bless her for getting up way before the sun shines to come with me). I plan on running in the Ogden Marathon in a month. It has been good to have a goal because my natural state during pregnancy is laying down on the couch.

5 comments:

misszippy said...

I ran until the bitter end with both my pregnancies. I just let my body be the guide and kept my temperature reasonable. Lots of extra water, etc. and quit when you are tired or if it hurts. And, congratulations! Very exciting.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Congrats! I wrote a post last month all about running during pregnancy

http://racingwithbabes.blogspot.com/2010/03/running-during-pregnancy.html

Check it out and if you have questions, feel free to email me!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Congratulations on being preggo! I made sure to hydrate and didn't run when it was too hot. Unfortunately because of groin and varicose vein pain (TMI?!?), I had to turn my running into walking for most of my second pregnancy (I didn't start running until after my first one was born).

Kristin said...

Yea! So glad you're able to run a little more now. 10 miles!?!?! Wow Suz! Can't wait to FINALLY actually run together again!

Maryann said...

I'm impressed. I tried running, but started passing out. Good luck on the half-marathon. I'm so proud of you!