Pretty new here.
My question: Is anyone running during their 2nd trimester?
I've only managed to make it out on the road a few times, due to the discomfort of having my uterus bounce on my bladder! It makes me have to pee as soon as I start pounding the pavement. I've found that I end up walking for most of my "run" (I alternate run/walk anyway), which just isn't as exhilarating or efficient- takes me twice as long to complete the same distance. Lately, the walking motion has been giving me pain (possibly sciatica?) that the running doesn't, making me miss running all the more.
Does it get any better? Or am I doomed to walk or do nothing? Might a belly sling help?
I also take yoga and dance, but they don't help me maintain my fitness levels nearly as well. I've gained a lot more than "normal" (whatever THAT means) because I had to reduce my exercise volume so drastically, what with M/S and extreme fatigue in the first trimester, and now this. A gym would be nice for cardio, but it really isn't a practical option for me right now.
Thanks for any input!