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Wow, you ladies amaze me! I will run tonight. 3 miles. Slowly.
Why are you saying we amaze you? At this stage running 3 miles is a feat. I'd say you amaze us. My 1.5 mile run is plenty enough for me.

My husband is out of town for three weeks and he was my running partner. I don't want to go to the park without him although I may. So, today I rode my bike instead. I rode to/from work 2.5 miles each way. I could jog to work if I felt adventuresome, but it seems to far. I actually did want to try it tomorrow, but after biking home I started to do yard work and when I got finished I felt like I was having period cramps so I am taking the evening off and I'm not going to exercise tomorrow.

So exercise this week...
Sun- dance, Mon- dance, Tue- bike, and maybe Friday walk/run to/from work.
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I am so active - I feel fantastic! It feels wonderful!
I agree with you poiyt. I've always been athletic, but I've not consistently exercised. For little reasons like (not exact quotes but similar)
"If you exercise when you are pregnant, your baby will score higher on
intellegence tests at age five"
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"If you exercise you'll have an easier delivery."
I have been more motivated to exercise on a consistent basis. I feel like it's not only good for me, but it's good for the baby too. To me the baby feels strong already. He's able to squirm around a kick me pretty good even though I'm only 24weeks along.

I too and so happy to feel so well. I praise God for an easy pregnancy where I am able to exercise and stay active. I eat well and in general I feel great. I'm sure I won't be running at nine months for obvious reasons, but hopefully I'll be swimming like a happy little fish and be able to exercise to the end.
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Running is rough for me in pregnancy, you ladies who are running ROCK. I've had to switch to eliptical for cardio. It'll be so great to run again after this pregnancy- I'm planning to run the Chicago marathon NEXT summer since obviously I can't this summer.

I'm doing weights (I'm a personal trainer and it's getting hard to demonstrate some things to clients now that I'm past the 20 week mark!!), yoga at least once a week, and then eliptical on most days.

I've had kind of a rough pregnancy with being sick and now having pelvic pain, but I'm persevering because I really think it helped last time... everyone in my family has super long labors and mine was quick quick quick! And I sprung back to pre pregnancy weight really quickly.
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Anybody have any idea what my RLP or frontal uterus area (lol) seems to ache a little more when Im jogging down hill? Ive had to stop doing hills because Im concerned that pain isnt normal...

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Lindsay, I HAVE to wear my MothersinMotion running shorts at this point. It's been cold so I wear them under my running pants. But my RLP would be bad if I didn't have that support. I think it makes perfect sense that it would be worse running downhill!

Missed yoga at lunch yesterday because my boss pulled a "must attend" meeting out of his hat.

I will run 3 miles tonight, do yoga and see my trainer tomorrow. My calves are still sore from the 22 flights of stiars last week.

With both my previous pregnancies I had to switch to swimming from running at some point. 7.5 months with DD (bad sciatica), 8 months with DS (too fat).

I have been running home from work a fair bit lately and always get lots of commentary when I change into my running clothes and walk to the elavator to leave.
it's like they've never seen a pregnant woman exercise before.

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it's like they've never seen a pregnant woman exercise before.
I get that feeling sometimes too... of course, I rarely see pregnant women exercise, and when I do, I get excited because I think it's cool!

Still doing cardio and weight machines once a week and intermediate yoga once a week. I definitely get tired during the workouts though.

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it's like they've never seen a pregnant woman exercise before.
Ok, so it's bad enough when the people who have been pregnant tell me I'm not supposed to be doing the things I do- run, bike, dance. But what annoys me is when non-pregnant people try to tell me what to expect in my pregnancy. Like, "soon sciatica will hit you and you won't be able to run." Or more typically, "just want till the cravings/adversions hit." I haven't had cravings yet. Ok if you haven't been pregnant, you don't know. Yes, sciatica may come. It may not. When I can't run, I'll swim. Easy as that. I don't plan on being 9 months pregnant and running.

I know I have to get used to the comments. I am going to exercise because it makes me feel good. But comments can make you wonder at times. My coworker said I should be reaching above my head because the umbilical cord can get wrapped around the baby. She said it was wrapped twice around her baby. When do you give a comment a thought? I'm not listening about the running. Pregnant people can exercise.
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Yes I hate the advice! People try, maybe not on purpose, to make me feel guilty for continuing to do things...Im listening to my body...gah!

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i've stayed away from this thread too long! i have continued with exercise 4-5 times a week but i've had to drop the running. we have nothing but major mountain HILLS here and it doesn't feel good. the uphills are just too steep for me and the downhills give me cramps on one side. so i push a heavy jogger around and walk briskly and i still feel my heartbeat way up there.

i'm also doing dvd's when the weather's too bad for walking.

you ladies are wonderfully inspiring!

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Was too sick to run this weekend, hopefully will feel well enough on Tuesday.

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I got sick this weekend too but did keep up the hikes, just not as far. Otherwise, I am still walking 2x day (trying to hit as many hills as I can) and aiming for yoga/Nia/pilates or a DVD everyday. It usually only ends up being 4-5 days/week though.

After March is done (and I am done with grad school), I plan on signing up for prenatal water aerobics! Yay! I plan to add this to what I already do. Coupled with good weather and gardening, I am very hopeful that the exercise will be abundant.

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Good for your Penstamon!

Me: still too sick to run or work out. Leaving work early to go home to bed.

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Overdid it in the gym the other day-- baby has changed positions (finally... he had been camping out up real high for a long time) and I started having a lot of pain? pulling sensation? hard to explain? in my lower "abs" area halfway through my first superset. Almost afraid to try again tonight

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Hi all!

I had a forced break from exercise whilst we were on Spring break in Florida. We got hopelessly lost on a 'gentle' 4 mile hike... anyway, 4 hours later and about 10-12 miles in the baking sun, we made it back. By the evening my right foot was killing me and I could barely put any weight on it. There were our plans for lots of tennis and hiking, etc.

Fortunately it's feeling better now and I've been back to the gym this week. On Wed I did 5 miles on the elliptical and a quick set of weights, today I did an hour on the elliptical. I also walked 3 miles with the pups (which means a VERY slow walk!) I am slowing down, though... I noted on the eliptical that I simply can't quite use the same resistance without getting really tired.

My dh works with a woman who is quite a good runner (came third when she was 5 weeks pregnant in a state marathon). She's 30 weeks pregnant and works out at the gym. Mercy, she works our HARD. I feel guilty seeing her... A couple of weeks ago she went out for a 5 mile run followed by an hour on the elliptical. She isn't showing very much. Part of me feels envious because I haven't been able to do anything near my pre-pregnancy exercise, and the other half is glad that I am listening to my body.

But, wow.. makes me feel inadequate!!

Oh, veganmama, hope you're feeling better soon. I didn't work out Mon or Tues because I was feeling ill.

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Thanks Zubee, still stuffed up so I don't think I can run. But I do see my trainer on fridays and I will go to yoga.

Don't compare yourself to a marathon runner, seriously!

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You guys are marathon runners compared to me!

I have been getting outside a lot this week and have been way more active which makes me feel great! On the downside I did not make it to one class all week and have only practiced yoga or a DVD 3x. Oh well, as long as I've been getting fresh air I'm happy.

I've noticed my stamina decrease too. I generally take short breaks while I hike now and have to be conscious of hydrating and eating before I leave the house. I feel very motivated to keep this activity up!

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I am going indoor rock climbing this evening and I am beyond excited!

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Fun!

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On Sunday and Monday I went to dance classes. On Tuesday I enjoyed riding my bike to and from work (5 miles round trip). The weather has been so nice here to ride. It has been close to 70 in the afternoons. Today, I ran/walked 3 miles.

The running and even the walking is getting tougher. So, I decided to treat myself today after the run figuring I had to make up for burnt calories. I strolled over to McDonalds for a $1 Caramel Sundae which I used to love as a kid. I had been craving one all week despite not having eaten one in a really long time.

So, I ask for a Sundae and the cashier asks me "Hot Fudge or Strawberry?" I reply, "Please don't tell me you don't have Caramel." Seeing my disappointed face she replies, "Honey, we haven't offered caramel sundaes in years." Deny a pregnant women something she is craving : Not fair! I settled for the hot fudge and it wasn't too bad, but it was not my childhood delight.

Just wanted to share my funny and vent. Keep it up you all. Oh, you know what else felt good during my exercising today- I took a break on the swings. I wasn't swinging hard, but as soon as I sat down on it all the tiredness in my back and tummy pains disappeared. They came right back when I stood up to finish my walk, but I did enjoy my those minutes on the swing.
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I am going indoor rock climbing this evening and I am beyond excited!
How did the rock climbing go? I am curious because I don't know how a harness would fit around a belly. Plus I do tend to fall when I climb and my tummy would have a chance of rubbing up against the wall unless the belayer was keeping a very tight line. Even without falling, I think even a little tummy would push me out further from the wall than what I'm used too and would make my body work harder to compensate. Anyways. Did it work for you? Did you enjoy it? I hope you did. I love climbing.
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I ran on Sunday! I took a bunch of tissues with me and had to blow my nose every walk break (I am doing 10s and 1s) but it was the first time I ran in 10 days.
I am slow and I felt it in my knees towards the end. But I got my 3 miles in and the knees usually act up when I haven't run in a while, hopefully they will behave from here on it.

I have never been rock climbing although I would love to try it. DD did it when we were at Mt. tremblant last summer. She made it all the way to the top on our last day. She's so petite that I think everyone though she was younger than she was and they were all cheering madly for her.

I have only gained 11 lbs which I think is totally reasonable at 22 weeks but I feel HUGE! I don't remember my belly being THIS big last time. And I know it certainly wasn't the first time. I didn't wear mat clothes until 26 weeks.

The thing is, I haven't gained any weight anywhere else because I can still wear my pre-pregnancy jeans buttoned up (they are fairly low riding).

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How did the rock climbing go? I am curious because I don't know how a harness would fit around a belly. Plus I do tend to fall when I climb and my tummy would have a chance of rubbing up against the wall unless the belayer was keeping a very tight line. Even without falling, I think even a little tummy would push me out further from the wall than what I'm used too and would make my body work harder to compensate. Anyways. Did it work for you? Did you enjoy it? I hope you did. I love climbing.
It went great! Im going again this Friday. The harnesses are pretty expandable, as they can accomodate people up to 300lbs (I think that was the limit but I didnt ask), and I had it fit not right through the belly so there would be no pressure. There is always the chance of the belly rubbing up against the wall - but for me, I felt that was a moderate risk because I bump my belly into every thing all the time anyway. I loved it! My whole body was getting a work out - but I was controlling the effort. So if my arms were tired, I used more legs - and vise versa. Also - I could stop and not climb for 20 minutes if I felt like. It was very...awesome!

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I bump my belly into every thing all the time anyway.
Too funny! I'm glad you enjoyed climbing. I would love to climb, but I don't have anyone to go with.

Guess what, I found a path to ride my bike on and it was goregous, a paved trail with bridges crossing rivers. I thought we'd do a nice three mile loop but we didn't have a map so we had no idea what we were getting into. So, it turns out I biked 12 miles on Sunday! That's a lot for me because when I ride to work at just 2.5 miles, that feels like a good workout. My legs were shot for the dance class that I had right after riding.
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I have been running home from work a fair bit lately
Do you live in a big city? As an incentive to not drive living here in Atlanta, each time I run or bike to work or carpool, I have a chance at winning a $25 gift card through a program called commuter rewards. They are trying to cut down on the number of people that drive alone to work and cause pollution. If you live in a big city, maybe there is a similar program since you run to work sometimes. I know its doubtful that this will be of any use to you, but just in case.

Anyways, I am glad you are feeling better and able to get back out running. I tried my 1.5 mile run and twice I had to walk after a big hill. My heart beats a bit faster than they recommend in the tough spots, 150 bpm. It was probably because I hadn't run in a while as I've been biking.
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I tried starting up the running again a few weeks ago and even though I went slow, steady and a much shorter distance, I still ended up with terrible left sided sciatic pain. I also think the pounding messes with my bladder - I felt the urge to pee almost every single second I was out and actually thought I might have an accident!! It was too uncomfortable to continue so I am walking at an incline on the treadmill and just signed up for a swimming class. I guess that means I need a maternity bathing suit : yuck!

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After taking two weeks off from being sick (one week I was sick, the next week I was super tired so I guess I was still recovering) I went for a mile long walk with dh yesterday... it didn't go horribly but it didn't exactly go well, either. By the end I had to stop and sit on the (very cold) sidewalk every block or so for a minute or two because I was getting dizzy. Then, at night, when I woke up I had a ton of pain in the pubic bone area. Still not sure what that was about, if anything.

I'm glad I eased back into it with a walk rather than trying to run or swim! I'll plan on walking on a treadmill today, and we'll see how that goes. I have to remember to drink lots of water today in preparation.

tracymom, I really like swimming (and later on it's apparently good for swelling), but I'm not sure how much longer the bathing suit will fit. I hate shopping, but this purchase might be worth it.

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Hey ladies!! Oh my, rock climbing sounds so fun! One of my clients is an avid rock climber, in her 40's, and looks like she's in her 20's... in ammmmazing shape. It's such a good workout!

Today I did an hour cardio- combo of eliptical and bike. I just didn't feel up to strength training today, so I didn't. I got adjusted at the Chiro yesterday so that could have been why I didn't feel like it... not sure.

I can't run when I get a belly during pregnancy... just feels way too uncomfortable for me personally, but I do plan on training for a marathon to run before I get pregnant again after this one
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Hey everyone, I love this thread, it's so motivating!

I live in a medium sized city. About a million people. I don't think there is any cash incentives though for running home. My bus pass is tax deductible but I might not get one next month since Dh has been driving me in the morning lately on his way to work and if I run home twice a week it might not make much sense to get one, financially.

I absolutely have to wear my Mothers In Motion shorts when I run with a belly. and I am definitely slow. But I was able to do it until 8 months with DS even though I had gained about 43 lbs by then. After that I was jsut too fat and switched to swimming.

Maternity bathing suits are so ugly and all the ones I saw were fairly lowcut in the chest too which annoys me. I want to work out, not showcase my "enhanced assets"!

Day 12 of my cold but I will run (jog? waddle?) again tonight......

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You women are amazing!! I have done some indoor climbing before, and I loved it. WOuld love to get back into it and then some outdoor climbing, too. My usual sport is sculling/rowing and I haven't done any since June. I stress fractured my rib (a common rowing injury) and then, well, I discovered I was pregnant!

After 3 months of sickness (the odd game of tennis and walks) i joined a gym and I've mostly been on the elliptical and strength training. The weather is (sort of!) warming up and I'm thinking about what I can do outside in addition to walking.... it'll be too cold to swim in the lakes until at least mid June.

What do you guys think about tennis whilst pregnant.. and road biking?

Well, it's cold today so I went to the gym and did 40 mins on the elliptical plus weights. Yesterday I did about an hour on the elliptical - around 7 miles. I am slowing down.....!!!

If I can face the wind and chill I'll walk the dogs in a bit.. 2-3 miles.

Thanks for contributing, everyone. It is so motivating!

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What do you guys think about tennis whilst pregnant.. and road biking?
As for road biking, I ride to and from work once a week. Pregnancy books say it is fine until your belly throws off your balance. I'm not sure that a belly can throw off a balance that much on a bike, but I'm sure I would notice before it affects my riding.

The danger is in falling. Obviously, I would not take my belly on a mountain bike path, but who is going to fall riding on a road? Hello? As if it weren't dangerous for the baby if I fell, but it'd be dangerous for me and the cars that ran over me as result. The closest I've come to falling on a road was when I tried to get off the road onto a sidewalk once and there was sand on its incline and I fell onto the sidewalk. If I'd stuck to the road I would have been just fine.

So for me, I don't see road biking while pregnant being any more dangerous than riding not being pregnant. I like it because it is easier on the joints than running and the breeze feels so good now that it's warmer here. I arrive at work with a sense of accomplishment that I got my exercise in already and that I am able to say in shape while being pregnant. I pray that everything says just fine with my pregnancy so I can exercise until the end. Although I know I'll have to switch sports around a bit.

I don't know about tennis personally, but the books say that singles are out because it is too strenuous, but you can play doubles if you take it easy. But, I don't play so you'd know much more about it.
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